Monday, May 31, 2010

A New Car!!

Okay, we don't actually HAVE a new car, but now it's time to start SHOPPING for a new car.  The last time we bought a new car was in the year 2001, and after having twins, we decided that we had become a minivan family.  We got the most beautiful car - a 2001 Caravan.  I have LOVED this car.  The roomiest car ever, but still drives like a car rather than a big ol' SUV.  That car took us from one coast to another, more than once.  It has taken our family of four to a family of seven, with camping trips, family vacations, trips to the school, church, and the park.  You name it, that car has BEEN there for us! After 150,000 miles, it's still purring along and taking us where we need to be.  So, shopping for a NEW car doesn't even sound fun to me.  I want THIS one.  MINE.

Alas, it is time for a new car.  A seven passenger will no longer meet our needs.  But who wants a huge SUV which is difficult to park, or a very UNcool van??

So, what do I do?  I'm open for suggestions.  I love my Caravan.  There are other minivans out there that are eight passengers vans.  But they don't have a whole lot of space for our camping gear for our family trips.  And I'm thinking that we will be wanting to be able to tow trailers too.  So, maybe we need an SUV.  But the smaller 8 passenger SUV's don't have much cargo room either.  Could I really handle a Suburban or some other monster?  Certaninly, no big van.  I just don't think I'm there yet.