Quoted from centerflank:
Mini vans are for douchebags.
Laugh all you want but when I pass you in my mini van with my machines in out of the weather and your nice pinball machine is sitting under a tarp on the back of your pick up truck in the rain I'll surely be think "that guy is the smart one - ain't he cool"!
I've owned muscle cars, big 4x4 pick up trucks, dump trucks, and just about anything else on the planet with wheels on it including national record holding drag cars and a Class 8 motorhome with a trailer big enough to put you bad ass pick up inside of it and I have yet to find a better way to move pinball machines than a van. I have owned full size (mostly 1 ton) vans for over 30 years but now I am thinking smaller so I am buying a new Kia Senoda this week. Laugh at Kia all you want but it is hard to beat 10 year 100,000 mile warranty and our local dealer doubles that to 200,000 miles.
I'll still keep my full size van to tow some of my bigger trailers but 25 MPG compared to my 13.7 MPG really sounds pretty good right now for when I don't need a one ton van.