For young professionals, Knoxville, Tennessee (and the surrounding area) can be a great city in which to live, work and raise a family. Statistics show that the median age of Knoxvillians is 32.7, and K-Town has a reputation for being one of the more affordable cities in the U.S.

Surrounded by the Smokey Mountains, Knoxville attracts nature lovers and explorers. There is also plenty to be found in the urban areas of The Marble City. With numerous music festivals throughout the year, tons of great restaurants to choose from, and plenty of shopping opportunities, there's always something to do in Knoxville.

But there is a good chance that calling Queen City of the Mountains home will require you to have access to a vehicle. And if you have a family to transport, you may need to look for something with enough space to carry everyone comfortably. A minivan might be ideal for your situation, but they can be expensive if purchased new. On the other hand, buying a used minivan will save you money and possibly come closer to fitting your budget if you are dealing with credit issues.

Finding a Used Minivan in Knoxville

If you need to buy a vehicle and have bad credit, you should consider your driving needs. While it isn't impossible to finance a new vehicle with less than perfect credit, realistically, you would be looking at smaller, more affordable cars.

With kids in the picture, buying a minivan just makes more sense. But trying to finance a new minivan with bad credit may not work out. If you are in the process of repairing your credit, you might have a limited car buying budget. You may also have to factor in the higher-than-average interest rate on your auto loan. So, your best bet might be to look for a good, recent used model.

In order to make your search a little easier, the experts here at Auto Credit Express have pulled some data from our dealer affiliates. With this data, we have come up with three of the most available used minivans in the Knoxville area. Each of these vehicles is a 2012 model. They are also highly rated and can normally be purchased for $20,000 or less.

The 2012 Dodge Caravan

Dodge Caravan
If you have children, you probably have a decent amount of stuff to haul around. Little ones have strollers and diaper bags, and older ones often have sports or band equipment, backpacks and camping gear. And with Stow n' Go seats, the Caravan can easily accommodate your cargo. Reviewers have also been pleased with the minivan's "well-weighted" steering and small turning radius. This makes it easy to maneuver in tight places like parking lots. This should be extremely helpful when you take the crew out to a Volunteers game.

The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country

Town and Country
This very popular minivan has been retired and replaced with the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. But used versions are likely to be around for years to come. The Town and Country (like the Caravan) comes with Stow n' Go seats, along with a lot of other great standard features. These include a rear-seat entertainment system, leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, power sliding doors, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, satellite radio and a USB port. Auto journalists have been impressed with the Town and Country's strong brakes and "nicely controlled" body roll.

The 2012 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna
When it was new, the 2012 Toyota Sienna was ranked #1 in the minivan category by U.S. News & World Report. This is because critics loved the Sienna's comfortable, spacious interior and optional all-wheel-drive system. The third row of the Sienna is actually large enough to accommodate adult passengers. This minivan has also received very good safety ratings. And it is said to offer "smooth cornering behavior" and "excellent" cargo space. It also comes standard with a four-speaker audio system with an auxiliary jack, and many more features are available.

If a minivan option seems like it would fit your driving needs and lifestyle, check the web for current availability and pricing. And no matter where you are in the Knoxville, TN area, from Downtown, to Old Sevier, Sequoyah Hills or Five Points, Auto Credit Express can help you find auto financing.

Financing Assistance for the Volunteer State

Getting approved for an auto loan with bad credit can be stressful and time-consuming. But, with the right assistance, it doesn't have to be. Whether you want to buy a minivan or another type of new or used vehicle, Auto Credit Express can help.

We can match you with a local dealership that is qualified to work with most types of credit. Our service is absolutely free and requires no obligation to buy.

So, go ahead and fill out our simple and 100% secure auto loan request form to get started today.