Originally Posted by 1babysmom
I know, that is annoying. I mean, there are some out there but they're all smaller (like enough for more PEOPLE but not anything else). A Toyota Highlander is really good though (gas mileage is generally in the 20-25mpg range, but we've had better). My IL's have 3 of them and we drive them often and we were originally planning on getting one of those but we want something with a little more space behind the 3rd seat, plus, only the newer models are any wider than our Camry (until like 2003 or something they were built on the Camry frame) so we wouldn't have any more space that way.
DH really wants an older 90's suburban since his family has gone through so many of those and they all loved them and always got good gas mileage on them for that size SUV (like above 20mpg). i am horrible at driving big vehicles though so I really don't want something that big...though I wouldn't complain about the space....
my mom swears her Chrysler town and country gets 28 mpg highway... but she drives like a granny. When I'm used to getting 32 in my vibe, though, it's really hard to see those low 20s numbers
I really think we need 3 rows of seats, though (plus cargo space!!) because my kids like to kick/hit each other when they're too close together and bored.
And I have an anti-SUV... thing. I think they're useful for some situations, but I feel irresponsible having one as essentially a soccer mom. We don't need to haul anything or anything, and the roll over thing freaks me out. Plus, back in my college days I was up on my soapbox about SUVs so much that, uh, I just can't see getting one and not feeling ridiculous. Soooo... we've been looking at the sienna or the odyssey. They're both very nice, but i'm SO not thrilled with the gas mileage