Drive a bargain

The list below shows the best deals today on 2000 minivans. All are equipped with automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, air conditioning, dual airbags, AM/FM/cassette, CD-player, cruise control, and power windows and door locks.

CarBargains, which provides the data, is a service that, for $165, gets bids from five dealers in your area on the car you want. The prices include destination charges, customer rebates, and dealer incentives, but exclude fees and regional advertising expenses. Call 800-475-7283.

2000 Amount over (+) Factory Minivans Best Amount under (-) invoice sticker price price factory invoice cost

Dodge Grand Caravan SE

$25,033 $21,178 -$1,500 $22,678

Pontiac Montana Extended

26,240 22,783 -1,000 23,783

Chrysler Town & Country LXi

29,205 25,170 -1,350 26,520

Ford Windstar SE

28,495 25,161 -500 25,661

Source: CarBargains

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