Re: Family of 4 and a minivan-too much space?
I think it is a great thing to have. I love to take the dogs with us and they fit well in the pathfinder, but not in the speed. We have 2 kids and seven seats. At some point your kids will have friends and they will want to have them go places with you so it is nice to have more seats than kids for that as well. My answer is buy what you want, yes sometimes I feel silly driving a big car all alone, but when we camp for a week, or we have family in town, or friends kids also it is awesome.
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