TALK BACK: car talk

Alright, mamas. We want to know what you are driving! Have you gone the way of the minivan? Are you rolling in an SUV? Anybody out there in a sedan? Tell us about your wheels, how many kids you have, and what you like and don't like about your particular car. Is it easy to drive? Can the kids get in and out with ease? Will it fit your stroller and gear? Does it have a cool factor (and do you even care)? Tell us about it.

13 comments:

  1. I'm driving a seven year old Pontiac Vibe. I absolutely love this car. I only have one kiddo but the car has plenty of space for at least one more. Plenty of space in the trunk for stuff and the car gets great mileage. I have no complaints expect that they are no longer making this car. You can still find a used one at a great price though.

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  2. We have a minivan. We drove a little car for years with the two boys in the back, but it was awesome when we were able to get the minivan. Now we have three with two still in car seats, no way would they fit in the back of a regular car. Although I do miss our gas mileage.

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  3. We NEVER planned on being a minivan family. Then when we rented a car on a holiday in Nova Scotia we were allocated a dodge grand caravan with the stow'n'go seats that fold into the floor. It was fantastic - so much room and you can easily flip seats up and down as you need them. My husband was quite taken with this so just after our daughter was born off he went to get one. I was very dubious but it ended up being fantastic, with so much space to move around in the back it was perfect for nursing, changing diapers, you can walk around back there! We planned on going on a road trip and sleeping in it just cos we could!it made life a lot easier. When we go camping everyhting we need fits. Then a reckless driver smashed into it while it was parked outside our house. It was written off and so now I drive my husbands toyota yaris! And I love that too! GREAT on gas,and greener, fun and zippy to drive, and it can just about fit a stroller in the trunk. Not sure what we'll do about all the camping gear though...

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  4. I drive a Murano SUV....hate the car. I don't like the fob key thing, there are times where it will not work, and have replaced it once before at 200.00 something plus. I have grown children and 3 grandchildren, I am thinking once my lease is up with this car, which is soon, I will get me a Lexus SUV...love,love them. I know lots and lots friends that have them, and love them.

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  5. We have a 97 Camry & a 2001 Maxima. Right now we just have one little dude, but another due in May. Thus far, both are working out for us. They are reliable cars that are pretty easy to fix & have good gas mileage. The one thing I love having on the Maxima is remote keyless entry-it makes it so much easier to get going when you don't have to hold a little one & fumble with the keys. For us, we go for a reliable & affordable car...something we can pay for outright so should something happen, we don't have to worry about car payments.
    -Megyn
    thescohis.blogspot.com

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  6. My husbands job provides us with a new car every three years and when we had the opportunity to get the Dodge Grand Caravan, we took it. With three kids and a large dog, it meets all of our needs. He works from home, so I use it alot for carpooling and such beacuse we don't pay for the gas. I never really thought of us a minivan people, but the first morning when I opened the garage, pushed a button on the key fob, saw the sliding doors of the car open and my kids climb in without one worry about smashed fingers..I was sold. Trunk space is deep and will hold 3 kids sports gear, plus a folding chair or two and it has these little hooks to hang grocery bags from. It has additional storage in the floor behind the front row...its a great car...we will probably purchase it to replace my SUV when it is time for him to get a new car. Then when my kids are older I can get the sexy, hip, sleek, "non mom" car that I want.

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  7. I have a Hyundai Tuscon 05. I have two kids. The truck space is HUGE and it is easy to get everything in and out of. I love the saftey features that it provides and well the sunroof. Its not big enough for your family. But its perfect for us right now.

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  8. I swore up and down that I would never be a minivan mom. And then I suggested that my husband trade in his audi a4 for a honda odyssey. Both of us agree that it was the best decision for our family. I LOVE the minivan we have a 3yr old, 18 month old and a baby due any day and I know that it will suit the needs of our family for years to come. And I don't care that I drive a minivan, it's just a car...

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  9. I have an 11 year old Suburban. I love it because it can go anywhere (almost) and can hall 6 bikes, stroller, and gear whenever I need it too. I have 4 kids, one 7 one 6, one that is 3, and a just over 1 year old! I also like that we can bring friends with us. So far repairs have been fairly cheap, which I like, but on the newer cars it is all computerized and so that gets more expensive. Getting kids in and out is pretty easy as well. I don't think that I will ever have a mini van. Just not into them! Would like a car though for gas mileage purposes though :)!!!

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  10. I'm driving a sedan. Yep, a 2001 Nissan Sentra, bought second hand for a steal. It is good on gas mileage which is very important to us because we live 90kms from the city and go there often! I have 2 kids and one on the way. I'm going to get out my tape measure to see if the baby bucket car seat will fit with 2 booster seats in the back. Crossing my fingers. We do also have a mini van but the gas mileage is atrocious! I would rather a tight squeeze and have my freedom than lots of space but have to limit my outings.

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  11. We have a 2002 Ford Focus that suits us just fine. It's our only car (thankfully my husband can walk to work) and with a toddler, it works well. The gas mileage is good and it's easy to drive around and park. Though I am envious of my mom's SUV, which is a lot easier to get my son in and out of and has much more storage room. Probably when this car konks out, we'll consider a small SUV. I just don't see us driving a mini van. I never thought I'd be one of "those" moms. :). I've given up so much for parenthood, that I just can't see giving up my style, lol.

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  12. 3 kiddos in a Subaru wagon...It even worked when the older two were in carseats, with baby in the middle. On those days when I've got a couple of extras we bounce along in a 79 VW bus....works great for short trips around town. 11 years into parenting and not a minivan moment!

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  13. grandmother here, I would have loved to have a minivan when my children were little. have one now and it is great to take the whole family and/or friends places. will probably always have something similar.

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