What's the Coolest Van Ever Made?

Vans aren't usually considered cool. But there are exceptions. What's your favorite?

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Vans are mostly reserved for cargo or passenger transport, and get mostly overlooked by the car enthusiast world. But there are some vans out there worth celebrating. Which is your favorite?

Personally, I love the Nissan S-Cargo. The name "S-Cargo" is a double entendre, standing for "Small Cargo" and for sounding like the French word "escargot," meaning snail, which references the car's shell-like upright shape. The car was only sold in Japan, but now, since it's more than 25 years old, it's eligible for US importation. Imagine driving around and making deliveries in this thing. That sounds fun, even though it's only powered by a 72-horsepower 1.5-liter carbureted four-cylinder engine connected to the front wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission.

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Now we'd like to know—which vans do you think are cool? It doesn't have to be something obscure or strange-looking like the S-Cargo, either—it could be anything, as long as it's a van you think deserves to be recognized. Let us know in the comments below.

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