Buying a Van

Now that we’re expecting Baby Deuce, we need to upgrade from our economy-size car to something a little more…two-carseat friendly.  We’ve decided to purchase a van.

One part of me is kicking and screaming, “Noooo, not a van!!!”  Then there’s the practical side of me that knows a vehicle is a huge money commitment and we don’t want to end up in this same situation two years from now if I get pregnant with #3.  That is a complete what-if, so don’t go getting any ideas.  ;)

My question to all of you is this: if you own a van, which one?  Do you like it?  Pros/cons/any thoughts are very welcome!

We’d love to go with a Sienna or an Odyssey, but they’re *so* much more expensive than the other models we’re looking at.  It’s a conundrum.

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  1. says

    When we went from 2 kids to 3 we thought the same thing and got a Chrysler van. What a mistake! After a few months it already needed new breaks and the value of the car plummeted so much so we traded it in for a Toyota Rav4 and loved it. Looking back I would go for another Toyota product that seats 7 or a Volvo that has the extra seat rear facing at the back so you can seat up to 7 without the need to get gas guzzling high maintenance van. It really was a mistake that we literally paid for for years.

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