Hi, this is my first post here! My friends and I are planning a cross-country road trip before we graduate college in about a year. The only issue we're concerned with is that the group we'd like to take is somewhat larger than the capacity my car can handle. I've been looking into rentals, but as I'm still shy of twenty-five years, the prices look pretty steep. My sister and I were looking into buying a van that could seat about seven, or some sort of vehicle akin to a VW Bus. Unfortunately, I'm fairly clueless as to makers and models.
My question was this: What sort of car or van would you recommend for a college student on a budget that could handle a long trip and not break the bank? Thanks a lot :)