Originally Posted by Crazybean
Interesting thread.. I had looked into a mini-van but the gas mileage was not something to brag about. I work about 45 miles away one way. This is only my 2nd so I'm sure I'll stay in my falling apart sedan
That's true, the minivans don't get great gas mileage! They are better than SUV's, at least the one I have seems to be. My SIL got a crossover and it's mileage is worse. Not sure of the advantage in that thing. 5 seats and bad gas mileage.
I have the Honda Odyssey as well. Mine is older, no LATCH.
I would buy another when I need a new car. One of my good friends just got a new one and I drove it, it is NICE! It's like driving a sedan, but with lots of seats and lots of power!
I will have baby behind passenger seat. I am always the driver (crazy car-sickness!) so I would like the baby where I can see him/her, and my arms are looooonnnggg. My DD will go behind me and dss will probably sit in the last row or the front since he's almost big enough. He doesn't mind having the privacy in the back so he can rock out with his mp3 player. I like having the younger kids in the middle row since it's the safest, though I feel safe with them in the back too.
I cannot tell you how many times I have climbed through the back of the van to install seats in the third row for the many nieces and nephews I transport. What a pain! Maybe I should get a smaller car so I don't have to do that anymore!