I currently have a 1996 850 Volvo station wagon with 200k+ miles on it. It has served me well, but as the repairs pile up, I'm trying to figure out which car to buy next. I have a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old. My goal would be to buy a car that is a few years old and drive it until it falls apart!
Anticipating that this next car will be one I hold on to for 10+ years, here is what I would love insight into:
-With two kids, is it a big help to have a vehicle that can seat 6 or 7 people? Growing up my family had station wagons with a seat in the trunk, so we could fit a lot of people. This is the question I am most stuck on.
-If I stick with a 5-seater, hatchback, wagon, or compact SUV?
The vehicles which seem potentially good:
-Upcoming Toyota Corolla wagon
-Mazda 5 (Not thrilled about the sliding doors...)
-Hyundai Elantra Touring
-Hyundai Santa Fe?
Thanks for any help, or sharing what car you drive and why it meets your needs best.