(Closed) Should we trade in the Yaris or the Minivan?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which car should I trade in?
    Toyota Yaris : (16 votes)
    20 %
    Honda Odyssey : (66 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 4
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @NY152:  I did not vote. I think both of those cars would work with a carseat and unless there is something wrong with them, I would just keep what you all are already driving. Why is your husband getting the subaru? Are both paid off? I definitely would not saddle myself with either a new or larger car payment when my expenses would be increasing for a child. Maybe if you provide a little more context you will get more advice.

    Post # 5
    2417 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I voted to trade in the Honda because I am almost positive your Toyota gets better gas mileage.

    Post # 6
    2684 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d keep the Yaris.  It’s newer, lower miles than the Odyssey, and will be much cheaper to run and maintain.  A coworker of mine had a carseat in their Yaris after they had their first child, and it worked out okay.  

    Post # 7
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @NY152:  3 years is a long time to drive the Yaris and replace it with another bigger vehicle if you end up needing one.  At this point four seats are plenty and even if you get pregnant right away, so long as you don’t have twins/triplets you won’t grow out of the Yaris or the Subaru for at least the next 5 years.

    Post # 8
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I understand you have a plan in place but you never know what life will hold. Over the next 3 years your going to add miles to each car along with probably needing repairs, I think the Yaris will cost you less to hold onto and put you in a better position should it be necessary to move up your car buying. Also – I’ve seen car seats fit in a Yaris and it’s completely likely that you would travel together in the subaru once there was a baby in the picture, so it’s not like you’d be trying to cram a bunch of people and a baby in your tiny yaris for a cross country road trip.

    Post # 9
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Slightly off topic–but I have a Toyota Yaris that I LOVE too!!!  Mine’s 2010, though. I voted to keep the Yaris because I think that there is room enough for a carseat in the car and the operating costs (not to mention the mileage) are so much lower.



    Post # 10
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Keep the one that’s newer, gets better mileage, and you like more.  I know it’s easy to fall into the “what if” trap, but plan for your life NOW.  You aren’t pregnant, you don’t have kids – and you don’t plan to even try for 3 years.  That’s almost 4 years until you need to (MAYBE) put a babyseat in the back of a car.  If the Yaris is that much of a pain in the ass, you’ll take his Subie or trade in the Yaris when the time comes.

    Post # 12
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @NY152:  Got it, makes sense to me then!

    Post # 13
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @NY152:  Completely immature I’m sure, but I voted to trade-in the minivan simply because I hate minivans Tongue Out

    Post # 15
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @GardenRose:  LOL same. I read the OP and thought, “Why in the hell does someone who doesn’t have kids drive a minivan?”

    Anyway, trade in the van. I have a Subaru and I love it.

    Post # 16
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    Trade in the gas guzzler and keep the car you love.  Enjoy it while you still can!

    Plus, you’ll save money which is very important.  And you never know exactly when you’ll get pregnant.  Maybe it’ll take you longer to conceive than you plan, or maybe you’ll get pregnant on accident sooner than 3 years.  You never know, so I’d keep the better MPG and the car that you love.

    This coming from a Smart car owner who wants to start TTC in less than a year.  I’m gonna’ hate giving up my car!  🙁

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