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So what are you moms driving or plan on driving?

Postby me2009 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:15 am

So what are you guys driving ?

I currently have a volvo sedan and need to upgrade to something bigger. I really, really, hate mini-vans and refuse to get one. I've never been a car snob until i got my volvo a few years ago. I love it and so against getting anything but a volvo.

My husband and i are looking into the volvo station wagon or their biggest SVU.

Anythought out there? What are you moms & dads driving out there with TWINS?


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Postby shelbyrn0214 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:47 pm

We have done some shopping and found that the only vehicle that would practical for us to have is a Suburban (with the twins coming and also having 2 stepsons). I am anti-mini van also. We currently drive a Honda Accord and could get by with that, but my 17 year old stepson has a 1997 suburban that we will be using a lot also. DH has a Dodge dually that seats six, so hopefully between those 3 vehicles and who is riding with us, we can manage.
We looked @ the Chevy Traverse and a few other SUV's but they just don't have the cargo room that I know we will need.
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Postby lw918 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:40 pm

We just bought an Acadia, an SUV with 3rd row seating. We have twins on the way and a daughter already. The back doesn't have quite as much room as a van or suburban, but it was large enough for the stroller. We know that once they move into bigger carseats we can get a souble umbrella stroller which will be smaller.
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Postby JG_379 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:02 pm

I currently drive a Saturn Ion and my husband a Honda Civic. We were looking into upgrading to the Honda Pilot because of the third row seating. We have no other children, but we like to take our dogs places too, so we're hoping this will work for two dogs, two babies, and a stroller, etc.
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Postby statsgoddess » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:50 pm

I'm driving a 2008 Toyota Highlander we bought when they had a huge sale last February trying to get rid of the remaining models. I was anti-mini van as well. The Highlander has a 3rd row seat, so we should be fine. There isn't a lot of space left in the back when the 3rd row is up, but when it is down, there will be a lot of room for the double stroller, etc. The youngest of my three stepdaughters just turned 15 and isn't with us full-time anyway, so we should also be fine for those sporadic occasions where we need to handle more than two adults and two babies - I imagine there will be fewer of those times when we would need to do that AND another vehicle wouldn't be involved anyway (the other two kids drive already). DH is driving my Toyota Rav4 that I had before we got the Highlander, and since it is paid off, he's going to continue driving it. We are just going to get the extra car seat bases so that we don't have to pull them in and out depending on who needs to take the babies somewhere.
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Postby rikirees » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:02 am

i love my Toyota Sienna. I only have 1 kid right now but bought it as soon as she was born and love it. I went to the dealer going to buy a highlander and changed my mind as soon as I got there.
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Postby Mommieof2 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:23 am

I'm having the same problem as I have two children from a previous marriage and DH has a 1 child And were expecting twins so that make 5 plus two adults I need a 7 seater for sure but hate to give up my charger I love it so much we have a truck that sears 6 but that's not gonna help much and I'm so anti mini van so I'm lost and confused when it comes to transportation but I've got a while to figure it out I guess
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Postby lisa10 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:29 pm

Well, well, well...don't knock a mini-van till you try one. j/k They have a lot of helpful features like TV's, auto slidding doors (so you can hold baby while door opens and closes) and it easily lets you get to the back seats also. I actually bought a minivan about a year before we had our first child since we needed a car and I didn't want to have to switch when he had kids. For me, running a daycare, it is a must. That being said, I understand if you don't want one.

We have 2 kids now and the third on the way so we have a minivan and also an Armada. If you are having twins, you must get a 3rd row seat. Or else you can never take another person in your car or your stuck when # 3 or 4 come along. We just bought our Armada this summer but had a very large SUV before that also. We thought about getting a small car fpr DH to drive only and then our van, but then you are stuck and can't take all the kids in the car. This weekend my van had some problems and I had to switch the kids over to the SUV for my errands. With/out the Armada we wouldn't have been able to all go out with the van out of commision.
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Postby albany07 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:28 am

Hey Me2009! I was a Volvo lifer until my dh bought me my LR3 Land Rover. I love it!!!!!!!!!!! It has seating for 7 and you can fit 3 car seats in the 2nd row. We have 3 sunroofs for each row and I can just imagine how fun that will be for our kiddos! The car is very versatile and I can't express how well it handles, drives and EVERYTHING else! The ice driving mode is awsome! I truly suggest a test drive.
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