Post # 1
Own a Minivan.
Its not that I’m a minivan hater. On shopping trips, long car rides and car pooling I welcome anyone with a minivan. I admit they are convenient, spacious and able to hold a family but I just cannot bring myself to get one.
Last night going through baby names with my mother, she brings it to my attention that my cute sporty car just wont hold our soon to be family of four. She told me I just need to cave and get the minivan. I know shes right. My ideal would be to get a SUV. But my finances are saying thats going to be out of the question right now….grrr….
I want to still be known as Missflipflops driving down the road. Not “mom”. I love my car. I know this is going to sound probably very creepy but I am seriously attached to my little car. Like to the point where I hate the thought of it ever being seriously damaged in an accident and don’t even bring up the “T” word! (totalled…eehhhh shudder!)
I love my child and soon to be child. I would litterally do anything for them…Just not get the minivan!
Oh please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way!!!
Post # 3
Look into the Subaru Forrester. Has a lot of space and not expensive as most SUVs
Post # 4
You aren’t the only one. I’m not pregnant or TTC but minivan is where I draw the line.
Post # 5
I hate minivans. I mean, I pretty much hate driving period, but minivans especially. Would not ever own one!
I think my “would nots” are moving out of the city and not putting my marriage first. I strongly believe that putting your marriage first (while still providing a good, safe home life for your kids) is essential.
Post # 6
I got a great deal on a RAV4! I think people are scared of Toyotas right now (RAV4 has had no issues though)… I got one that was 18 months old for 10k less than what the first owner paid for it.
Post # 7
We’re looking into the Santa Fe – it’s a very affordable SUV and has good reviews…
Post # 8
Hah too funny! I hate minivans too! I think when the time comes it’ll be a sleek SUV for us! (or maybe the crewcab will do!).
Post # 9
I was also very extremely antiminivan before I had children. However, I ended up fostering one of my sister’s kids; for a total of 6 kids, so I had no choice, but to get a minivan. I think as long as you have only 2 children, you can get a midsized car; however, you won’t be able to chauffer any of their friends around. Something you will have to consider is whether you want to be the mom that takes a bunch of kids to sport’s games, out of pizza, the the movies, etc. Depending on you budget, you may be able to get a used minivan and keep you little sports car.
Post # 10
I will never own a minivan. When we started talking about when we TTC, one of my first things to my husband to tell him I’m not trading my SUV in for a minivan – *ever*. He said he didn’t want one either!!
A friend of mine recently bought a minivan and you would have thought she won the lottery. Not me, no thanks.
Post # 11
I swore I would NEVER own a mini van. As a teenager, I had the cool dad that drove the cool cars, motorcycles, and I always drove the hottest car.
Well, things change…. With the birth of my 2nd daughter…. and girl scouts, cheerleading, sports, sleepovers, school-pooling, etc…. I HAD to break down and buy a minivan… I was the ONLY Mom that didn’t own one, and I could NEVER be in the rotation for driving girls to all the events… and it saddened my daughter 🙁
I owned a minivan for many years and actually grew to like (eh-love it)… it was sooo convienent and comfortable. I had a DVD system with wireless headphones (a God send) installed. Then all the girls always wanted to go with us, cause we were the only minivan with the DVD player, and that made my daughter happy 🙂
Now that the kids are older, I am back to driving a very cool, very loaded, special edition SUV (compliments of my FI), and I love it… but there are times I miss my minivan and the convienence it offered
Post # 12
I think we hate the concept of a minivan!
Let me tell ya, my brother had a “minivan” for two years a Hyundai Odyssey, that thing was a sweet ride! It sat our WHOLE family, full leather interior, flat screen DVD player, automatic doors, fully loaded. It was so nice!!!Everyone in our family was sad when they traded it for a smaller Infiniti SUV. 🙁
When I’m a mommy with 2+ kids I want a Chevy Traverse!!! Such a beautiful vehicle.
“Minivans” have come a long way…
Post # 13
@Gerbera:I DO like the Chevy traverse!!!!!! I admit that recently they have been able to combine minivans and SUV’s very well. Its just going to be a few years before I will be able to get the minivan that looks like an SUV…. =(
Post # 14
Someone suggested a Chrysler Pacifica to me. That’s an option I suppose.
I’m going to end up getting a minivan. The first time you attempt to buckle up your wriggling toddler in anything without head room you’re going to at least think about how nice a minivan could be. LOL My brother let me take his out for a drive and I was surprised at how well it handled and how easy it was to get all the kids in and buckled up. Plus the groceries fit. Something that I know would be a nightmare in my Jeep.
I too have an unnatural fondness for my Jeep. I feel ya. If/when I get the minivan, the Jeep IS NOT going anywhere! That’s my car!!
Post # 15
Haha we are not TTC and won’t for a while but FI says we will never have a minivan. Haha, I don’t object because I am not a fan either, but don’t hate them as much as FI does.
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