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Old 07-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #11
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Re: Minivan for a family of 4?

we went ahead and got one after our suburban kicked the bucket as we are planning on having more and eventually would need one- just planning ahead!

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Old 07-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #12
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Re: Minivan for a family of 4?

I have a minivan for a family of 3! I love love LOVE my minivan!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #13
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Also if you can get the stow and go option (only my last row does this but middle comes out of the car) they are great for moving stuff too!
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Re: Minivan for a family of 4?

I drove a minivan in college OK so it was the car my parents were done with so I got it, but still great vehicle. We got a minivan as a family of 3 with the intention of having more kids and now that #2 is here I still like my van. I say anytime is the right time to own a van. With all the stuff you have to haul with kids it is great.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #15
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We got a minivan as a family of 3. I was the Brownie Mom and was always hauling everyone else's kids around so it was very worth it to me

and now as a family of 5, we drive a compact sedan but bike most of the time. Oh the irony
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Re: Minivan for a family of 4?

We are a family of 4 and I wish we had a minivan. I agree with PP about having to shove things into every corner of our car. Once the stroller is in the trunk, there's not much space left. Plus DH can't ride as a passenger because the seat has to be pushed WAY up! It's annoying... we are also holding off though because we just finished paying off our car and plan to run it into the ground before we get sucked into another car payment. Boo! Anyway, I say go for it!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #17
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Re: Minivan for a family of 4?

We are a family of four... hoping to have more tho... anyway... I absolutely loooove our Chrysler Pacifica!!! We were a one "car" family - chevy extended cab pickup - for a year while we shopped around for an suv... never found anything we were happy with and some locals were selling their van... it was fate! Seriously if you get a minivan you will want nothing else with kiddos.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:03 PM   #18
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We're a family of 4 and have a minivan and LOVE IT! We bought ours when we only had one kid! Previously we had a Toyota Corolla and with our giant carseat and stroller that filled the trunk, we couldn't fit much when we went grocery shopping (e.g Costco).

With our minivan and two kids, we have room to put down seats in the back to change clothing/diapers or have my oldest use a kiddie porta-potty when potty learning. We also have our double stroller and a single umbrella stroller in the back as well. I also loved that I could sit comfortably in the back esp. if I wanted to nurse baby.
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If you are getting a new car anyway, with the potential of having more kids after these two...go for it!
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I love love love my minivan, and we are a family of four.
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