Nope not brown it's a sexy dark blue complete with blue interior, it's smurftastic. I call it the lunch box on wheel or Pimp Van. It's acutally really comfortable, sit uphigh and have a good view of the road, the drivers seat is a captain chair so it's like I'm piloting my own Starship Enterprise . 167K on the clock gets about 20 mpg (better then my Stang) keep the miles and salt off the Mustang so I'm happy. Parents passed it down to me once my mom got her RAV, can't say it would be my pick but the "price" was right. Sexy isn't it Think this was what you were thinking with the Brown Van, these were the original lunch box.