This car is a trusted friend
March 21, 2016
I bought a used '97 Villager in 2002 and drove is for 8 years; Not selling it until 2010 when it had 250,000 miles on it - and still running very strong. I then bought a 2002 Villager Estate with leather and a sunroof; It was a Florida van with no rust and 60,000 miles. It is now March 2016 and this van still runs like an absolutely brand new vehicle. I have a DJ business and it carries all of my equipment easily; Or I can pop the middle seats in and carry 7 people. It's compact on the outside and big on the inside. It tracks straight and true, has a tight turning circle does 80 mph at 2900 RPM while giving you 23 mpg. I recently drove it from Albany, NY to St. Pete, FL in 19 hours down and 20 hours back. It's quiet, fast, good looking, reliable, inexpensive to maintain and a pleasure to drive. Find a nice rust free example that's been taken care of and it will carry you a minimum of 300,000 miles in comfort and style. I've been driving for 50 years and have owned dozens of vehicles. Only 2 of those vehicles have ever actually talked to me; My 39 Ford Deluxe Sedan and both of my Villagers. Seriously, this car will communicate with you - on several levels - if you listen! Whatsmore, it fixes itself. The very few times that the engine or ABS light has illuminated - it has always repaired itself within a day or two of driving. Just treat it good and it will be a trusted friend for hundreds of thousands of miles.