TOYOTA – TARAGO
When the Tarago was re-launched in 2006, it dominated the people mover market.
Fast forward to 2016 and the Kia Carnival and Honda Odyssey both outsell the Tarago in Australia.
But that’s not to say that it’s no longer a good family car option.
Owners generally praise their Taragos, they like the flexibility of the interior seating, and they love its reliability – espically compared to the Kia Carnival.
As a result a number have hung on to their cars for a long time and have racked up a lot of kilometres, but the good news is that they have done it without any serious trouble.
One thing to be aware of are the requirement to use Premium unleaded fuel in the V6, which will add to the running costs.
Another thing some owners comment on is the toning of the interior trim, which marks easily – and that can bring down the resale value.
That’s certainly something families with kids should be aware of, and something buyers should look out for.