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#1 of 20 Old 10-12-2007, 11:37 AM - Thead Starter
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We are car shopping right now. and I plan to take my time deciding this time around, we always rush in. So it is friday we started test driving tuesday, we are doing awesome so far.

I have test drove:

a Torrent
an Envoy
a Rav4 chili
a honda pilot

going to drive an equinox today i think,

i'm also thinking about trying out a vibe, or a matrix (same cars)

so, i would love to hear what you all drive and if you have any experiences you have

Thanks!
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Lincoln Navigator and i LOVE it!
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Ford Expedition, and I love it.
My MIL has a Mercury Mariner, and I have to say that it is one of the most comfortable and best driving cars I have ever driven! It's like the Ford Escape. I would definitely recommend test driving one if you are looking for a small SUV.
I would recommend looking at the Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia. Those are really nice, too.

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I have a Dodge Grand Caravan... I would NOT reccommend it. Don't get me wrong, the van is working for me but they have a lot of transmission issues. I won't buy a Dodge again, because not only does mine have issues, but all of my friends who have Dodges are having the same issues. I don't know if it only the Vans and SUVs, but I won't be getting another one when we shop for a new car.
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I have a FORD Windstar and hopefully by next summer I will have something new. I just need to find something with good reviews and can support our growing family.
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I'm test driving to, but currently have a Ford Windstar.
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Karen... growing family? Something we don't know? or is that a future plan.

Tara, how do you fit everyone in a Ford Windstar?
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Plymouth Breeze (98) I actually really like this car. I can't see myself driving a mini-van but I've seen some crossovers and SUVs I like.

I don't have a need for a van with only one and I'm just not a van person.
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Karen... growing family? Something we don't know? or is that a future plan.
Future plan. We are not having anymore until we know Miss P's status. I would rather not be pregnant if she had to have surgery etc cause I want to be there with her for any and all tests she made need to go through. HOWEVER - we are leaving it up to GOD- I am not on BC and I refuse to let Kev get snipped (He's says all I gotta do is say the word and he'll go)

So - The next vechile we look at needs to fit 4 kids comfortably (in car seats cause they are all tiny munchkins)
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I loved my van and never had any problems with it. We just traded in our 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. It was a great van.
Andrea, I also thought I would suggest the Saturn VUE as well as the Hyundai Santa Fe. I have three friends who own Santa Fe's and they love theirs. I have a friend who owns a VUE, and it's been a good SUV.

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I have a PT Cruiser.

If I had only 1 kid.. it would be PERFECT.

I'd like something now where my children cannot TOUCH each other!

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i really like the looks of the vibe. If we could have afforded one, that is probably what I would have gotten
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i would love to try out a saturn, we don't have a dealership in town though

the santa fae looks good too, i like the price of it for sure, there are not any in my town right now either, we looked at the hyundai lot and there was only the much higher priced suv's
yeah, an suv or a crossover is what i would really like

i test drove a matrix/vibe today, being that we are larger, we need something with more space. although it was a great driving car
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Dodge Grand Caravan (2006) - Love it. It was the first car I picked out by myself and my husband didn't really want it especially since they are known for having problems and I bought one with power everything like the doors and rear liftgate. We had it for a couple of weeks and he loved it also. It's been great for us and we've been blessed with NO problems. I'll turn it in next summer and am considering getting another Dodge or Chrysler.

We also have a Toyota Camry (2006). Love that too. Gets great gas mileage and is really zippy. Mike drives this primarily but it fits two big Britax Regents in the back seat and I can sit between them.

Next summer I'm also considering the Toyota Sienna or the Honda Oddyssey. I've had the Toyota as a rental and really liked it--just not the pricetag.
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Honda CRV!! We love it!
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I have a Toyota Highlander and I love it! I just wish it was just a tad bigger. It has the hidden 3rd row, but that row isn't really all that practical and you are left with no trunk space. If we have 1 more child, I would upgrade to the Toyota Sequoia(sp).
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I just bought a Dodge Caliber yesterday. Cute little crossover that is supposed to get good gas mileage (the reason I bought it). I can squeeze everyone in but it's not exactly a family car. We're ditching Mike's old piece of crap and he'll drive the Caravan since he doesn't have far to drive. I've had 2 Grand Caravans with no problems and if I could afford it, I'd trade mine in for one of the new ones with the swivel seats. They are so cool!
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I have a Subaru Forester. It was rated the best overall small SUV. It's great! My other favorites are the Toyota RAV 4 and the Honda CR-V.
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i haven't driven the caliber, but had looked at it a bit

the forester that we have in town is around four years old and i didn't like the look of it
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Yeah, well they are not beautiful but they make up for it by being very reliable and great in a wreck. I am not swayed by a pretty face.
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