The Man & I have been talking for awhile about what our next vehicle will be. My car has been slowly falling apart (though duck tape holds it together amazingly well!) and with a growing family, we know we are going to need something bigger than a sedan.
At first we were going to go with an SUV. Then I started thinking…we’d like to have at least two more kids for a total of three. Once that third kiddo arrives, we’re going to want something bigger. So after pondering it for awhile, we decided to skip the middle step and go straight to a minivan.
While I was traveling, The Man emailed a local dealership to ask some questions about prices and such. They emailed him back and realized that the van we wanted would be doable in about a year, when we were thinking about getting it. He likes to plan so now we had a one. Then a few days later the owner emailed him and asked what they could do to get us in a van now. He thought about it and crunched some numbers. He talked to me and I agreed so he emailed them back. The owner said to come on down cause he thought they could make it happen.
So on the day I returned from driving cross country, we headed to the dealership. We took a van for a test drive and liked it. I’ll be honest, we were looking at the Nissan Qwest because my car was a Nissan and I LOVE the intelligent key. You don’t have to have the key out to unlock or start the car, it just has to be on you. It is so convenient, especially with a baby. In the end, that van was out of our price range. The idea of getting that van was stressing me out, so it was just as well. I didn’t like the shape and it while it drove well, it didn’t feel right to me.
Instead of saying that they couldn’t help us, the dealership ran the numbers on a different van they had. It is the same year (2012), has low miles and the only feature it is missing was the intelligent key. We drove the van and I LOVED it. I liked it a lot more than the Qwest. So we walked away with a new minivan! We’ve had it for a month (yes, I’m that behind on blog posts) and I’m loving it! I never expected to love having a minivan but I do. Growing up I was the dude in Green Eggs and Ham who refused to eat them anywhere. I NEVER EVER wanted a minivan. It’s amazing what having a kid and a new perspective can do for you!
What do you think of minivans? Love them or hate them?