Post # 1
I am researching new cars and i want your opinion. Im pregnant with twins.
Are you the soccer mom with the minivan, the sporty mom with the suv, or the trendy mom with the luxury vehicle, or the safety first volvo mom. How did you decide on that car.
Post # 3
Right now (baby due June) I have a Ford Explorer. We live in super winter land, so I like having a tall vehicle for that reason and we need 4wd to go out of town. I used to have a Volvo (recently died 🙁 for saftey reasons. If I got to choose I would go for a Volvo- small SUV. I like the wagon okay, but I think for the winter being higher up is better, and better on my back. I am also ok with VW jetta or passat wagons, the Touareg is lovely- my sister has one.
Post # 4
Sorry I hate mini vans would not be caught in one or owning one. We have a 1.5 year old and bought last summer a SUV cross over. We love our SUV, it is so roomy and has room to grow if we have another child.
Post # 5
Wow, twins, congrats!
We’re planning to have kids in a year or two and I want a larger hatchback or wagon. It is easier to get carseats into a CUV/SUV, but it’s not worth the extra cost and gas to me. I currently have a MINI and while I love it and could definitely put a baby in the back, I want another set of doors so I don’t have a heave a kid way into the back and crawl in there with him/her every time, though I know people who do.
My sister in law has a Chevy Cruise and has no complaints about getting my niece in it – just a small sedan works fine, too. With twins you’ll want a big enough backseat to fit both carseats behind both front seats, though. 🙂
Provided it has a backseat you can get a carseat (well, two) into, anything can work with kids, it’s just a matter of what fits your lifestyle and priorities. The fact that you like sportcars won’t change when you have kids, you’ll just want the sedan instead of the coupe (or develop a really strong back!). Or if you’re a gas-saving hippie, you’ll still want a hybrid, just maybe a Prius V instead.
ETA: I have no issue with minivans. I’d probably drive one if I had a couple kids that were over 5.
Post # 6
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I’ve driven a station wagon since DS was 5 (so 10 years and counting). I love station wagons. They have the storage space of an SUV but the fun drive of a car. You could not pay me to drive a minivan. Those things are way too big and bulky for me. I just prefer a smaller scale vehicle. I drove a VW Passat Wagon for 8 years, and got a Toyota Venza (6 cylinder, AWD) 2.5 years ago. I loved my Passat and would have purchased another one, but the safety scores on the 2010 model (the year I was buying) were not good enough for me to put my kid in. My dream car is a Volvo XC70. Yes, I am a dork. 🙂
Post # 7
@almostmrsj: Thanks ! whats crazy is that i am a twin myself 🙂 thanks for your imput
Post # 8
@Sassygrn: Same. Even worse is hearing someone with one call it a “mommyvan.”
I voted “other,” although I guess a Subaru Forester is probably an SUV? It didn’t used to be, but they’ve definitely gotten bigger. I have an Impreza hatchback right now, but I’ll probably eventually trade it in for a Forester. Oh, it’s a compact SUV. Then a compact SUV gets my vote. No need for a giant thing.
Post # 9
Congrats on the pregnancy and on your twins! That’s awesome 🙂
I don’t have kids and I’m not pregnant but I will go with either a BMW SUV or a sedan, I only want one child so I don’t think a sedan would be an issue. Minivans make my skin crawl!!
Post # 10
mini vans are soo much easier with esp if you plan on having more kids. easier to get everyone in carseats and extra people in the 3rd row…
Post # 11
@rbuchanan09: I’m not a soccer mom… I’m a mom with 2 90+ lb dogs I want to be able to keep away from the baby in the rare event we may all have to pile in.. I am a mom (to be) with a mom, sis, niece and nephew I enjoy going places with all in one vehicle and nothing else would do.. and I’m a mom on a budget who thought why not get something with more room and that’s quite reliable for at LEAST $10,000 less? I also find the way back (storage) in most SUVs are definitely not big enough for lugging things back and forth .. esp if the dogs are with me. I got a dodge caravan and it’s a really pretty blue and honestly I get so many compliments on it.. people say “wow I’d get a mini van if it looked like that”.. .I find many SUVs to be ugly anymore. If they still made the trail blazer I’d have gotten that… most any other SUVs aside from jeeps are ugly gas guzzlers with deceptively little space IMHO.
I’m a minivan mom!
Post # 12
@cbee: The Toureg is super nice! My mom has one and it’s nice to drive too
Post # 13
I think I’d want a stationwagon(LOL!). Hatch backs are so awesome but I don’t like the height of SUV’s. DH has said our next vehicle will be a mini-van though. He’s jumping into family-hood with both feet!
Post # 14
Great thread! We’re in the same boat OP! DH currently has a coupe and that’s not going to work! I’ve been happily carless for 7 years (we live in the city). But I think a baby warrants getting a car so we’re in the market for 2(!) cars. I just want to spend as little as possible for safe, reliable, kid friendly cars.
Post # 15
We got a Kia soul in anticipation of needing a car for a child. Little did we know we were already expecting!
Post # 16
@Roxygirli05: Most cross over SUV’s you can get 3rd row seating and you can seat exactly the same if not more people and you get more cargo space. My SIL/BIL just got a mini van about the same time we got our cross over SUV and lets just say ours is easier to get carseats and space to it then their mini van