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what kind of vehicle? EVAN&1 Due February 1 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1465 posts
5th Jun '13

I just recently found out about my new lil one on the way. And have not been on here is a long time other than looking but I'm just curious I have a almost 2 yo that will be close to 2 1/2 by the time lo comes and I'm going to need a bigger vehicle I now own a cobalt coupe and its a b***h lol I want a grand caravan but I was thinking on what all I will need it for and we do alot of camping,road trips, ect and we live in Illinois so weather is an issue I plan on having possibly 3 children and would like to only have to buy one more vehicle lol I've had mine since 06 I travel far for work atleast 50+ mi each way so I need decent gas mileage I get 32 atm highway. And just wondering what everyone on here thinks are the better vehicles out there any input is appreciated thanks!



*so good gas mi, plenty of seating,awd things like that lol oh and not as expensive as a new house!

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
5th Jun '13

I drive a '12 VW Jetta Sportwagen and I'm totally in love with it. I don't like SUV's much, but this has just as much room and is amazing on gas. I can fit 3 kids in it easily with room i the back for camping/beach gear/whatever. We also have an older Mercedes wagon that has 7 seats. I never drive it because I don't do stick, but my husband says it's fabulous.

"L" 2 kids; Danville, Indiana 5901 posts
5th Jun '13

I drive an 07' ford freestar and love it. It's roomy. Has 2 front bucket seats. The middle bucket seats and a back bench seat that can fold down. I haven't calculated mpg but it seems pretty good. We payed $4995 for ours.

dbailey 2 kids; Arkansas 3736 posts
5th Jun '13

We're getting a Acura MDX...not great gas milage but it seems to be a solid car. Look into the Highlander Hybrid. My FIL has one and loves it and he got a great deal

Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom ; 3 kids; Michigan 1340 posts
5th Jun '13

We just traded in my Ford Explorer for a Honda Odyssey. We needed something roomier and kid friendly that got good gas mileage. We got the fully loaded model with power everything and DVD players for the kids. We have seating for 8 and one seat in the middle row folds down and stores away. We live in snow country (Upper Michigan) we get close to 300+ inches of snow a year and it handles amazingly in the winter. We put really good snow tires on it and have never had a problem with it. If it can handle an Upper Michigan winter I have no question that it can handle a Illinois winter. Once you get an AWD there goes your gas mileage.

* Kat * 2 kids; Okinawa, Japan 373 posts
5th Jun '13

I traded my 2d chevy cobalt in for a chevy traverse. Loved it. Planning on getting another when we get back stateside. It's roomy enough for a cross country trip with my 2 kids (both in carseats at the time), my parents, little sister, niece, and myself. Even with all our luggage in the back we all fit comfortably. It was great on gas, for as big as it was.

AGENT KNOW SO! 2 kids; West Virginia 917 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting * Kat *:</b>" I traded my 2d chevy cobalt in for a chevy traverse. Loved it. Planning on getting another when we get ... [snip!] ... niece, and myself. Even with all our luggage in the back we all fit comfortably. It was great on gas, for as big as it was."</blockquote>



I bought a traverse also! my babies were 2 1/2 years apart. I absolutely love my traverse!

lov'n Morgan 17 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 2355 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting crazy~beautiful:" I just recently found out about my new lil one on the way. And have not been on here is a long time other ... [snip!] ... is appreciated thanks! *so good gas mi, plenty of seating,awd things like that lol oh and not as expensive as a new house!"


Honda Element! Its good for camping and you can hose down the floor boards and stuff...wish I would've got one now lol

EVAN&1 Due February 1 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1465 posts
7th Jun '13

Thank you everyone for the advise I'm going to look I to everything. Starting to get a little excited now lol