(Closed) Do you drive a non-family friendly car?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re not TTC (we’re NTNT) but I’m ready for an “upgrade” from my current car and we are trying to keep future kiddos in mind with this purchase for that reason.

I have a 2-door “sports” car, Fiance has a four-door truck. His truck is fine for fitting carseats and kids in it, but it’s a gas guzzler. My car is great on gas, but we couldn’t comfortably fit people into it. We’re going to trade mine in on either a four-door sedan or small SUV with a priority being fuel economy.

I take it the issue is that you know he wouldn’t want to upgrade his truck?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SapphireSun: Well, FWIW, my parents did when my mom stayed at home with me and my middle brother. But she kept the family friendly one with her (to get us places) and he drove his non-family friendly one to work.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Darling Husband has a sporty 2-door VW GTi.  (I have a very baby-friendly Subaru Forrester.)  Mostly the baby will get around around in my car, but she’ll probably have to spend at least a little time in DH’s car.  I’m hoping we can find a carseat that works with both cars…

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Since the Tacoma is so new, the passenger airbags should be able to be turned off with a key. So you can put the baby in the front seat if you needed to. Also, you can look at it from the point that you are saving money by not driving back and forth to work each day, so him continuing to drive his truck isn’t a huge deal.

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