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How many of us, years ago, said that we’d never drive a “soccer mom” van? I’ll admit it. I was one those nay sayers. Then I had 4 kids. When the twins were born, I had 4 kids all under 5 years old. The 5 passenger car, had to go.
So we opted for the minivan. But with all of the minivan options, which one do you choose? Which one is right for our family? Which options are must haves for us and which options would be nice to have but not mandatory?
Not only did I need room for at least 6 passengers but also 4 car seats and storage room for everything that comes with 4 kids. Have you seen the size of a double stroller? Those things take up a lot of room.
The minivan has served us well as our kids have grown.
Before ending up with our minivan, we looked at a crossover SUV. It fit all 6 of us and even the car seats, but had no storage space. When I went to the dealership, I actually attempted to fit our double stroller in the back. That wasn’t going to happen. No matter how bad I wanted to avoid the minivan and get a cool, sporty looking crossover SUV, it was just not going to fit our family.
Once I finally accepted the fact that I was going to be driving around a minivan, I embraced it. I mean, come on. Have you seen the minivan options available? I encourage you to explore your minivan options. Embrace being a “soccer mom.” Although, I do have to say that while I embraced my minivan, none of my kids play soccer. 😉
There are plenty of sources now where you can research the perfect vehicle for your family. Take, for example, Cars.com.
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Maybe you’ll find out that a SUV is right for you or that you don’t need anything larger than a 5 passenger vehicle. You’ll be sure to find the best vehicle that is right for your family. And right at the time. Just because you might need a minivan now, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to drive that crossover SUV or a sporty sedan in the future. All seasons pass. Just make sure to find what works best for you right now.