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Poll Results: Would you put more kids in the car than were safely restrained in the event of a missle attack?

 
  • 90% (132)
    Yes, for sure
  • 0% (1)
    nope, I'd find shelter and listen to the BOOMs
  • 6% (9)
    Obviously not having heard the BOOM and seen the terror on my child's face I can't say
  • 2% (4)
    Other, there's always an other
146 Total Votes  
post #21 of 46
In the event of a missile attack ... I'd leave out the car seats. You might even be able to fit in an elderly neighbor or a someone without a car if you don't put in the car seats.
post #22 of 46
If it was clear that leaving was the best and safest thing, and that we would be in danger by staying, then heck yeah. I'd be cramming people into the hatchback, to get them away as fast as I could.
post #23 of 46
Yeup, and I'd drive way faster than the legal speed limit, too.

I just have to throw this in here...

I was traveling once and looked up the seat belt laws for all the states I was traveling through and discovered that in the state of West Virginia, your children only have to be in seat belts "if there are enough available seats". So, basically, if you stuff your car like a clown car, and there aren't any more seats, it's perfectly acceptable for your kids to ride on someone's lap, etc. I just found that so bizarre.

But, I suppose the point in all this is that safe is relative. I would do all sorts of things I wouldn't normally choose to do in light of danger. Most people do.
post #24 of 46
I voted "yes, for sure". And I wouldn't even think twice about it in this situation.
post #25 of 46
I've never been in that situation and pray I never have to be, but do you really want to try and outrun a missle? I guess if you knew an attack was definitely going to happen, that's different. Again, I'm sheltered and never had to go through that so I don't know.
post #26 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thepeach80 View Post
I've never been in that situation and pray I never have to be, but do you really want to try and outrun a missle? I guess if you knew an attack was definitely going to happen, that's different. Again, I'm sheltered and never had to go through that so I don't know.
I guess you just don't understand. We weren't trying to outrun a specific missle. we were just getting away from a constant barrage of missles hitting our area (it continued for over 5 week), after we were very nearly hit by one.
post #27 of 46
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Originally Posted by BelovedBird View Post
So, because of cost it will have to be a 5 seater. He would probably take the bigger kids with him places and while the kids are in school we'd probably use it with the baby. But I wanted to just make clear with him that we would never, ever do.

This confuses me, as used minivans (other than the big name ones) have such low resale values for the most part that you can almost always find used minivans for less than used cars??? Just look in any paper....you can get cheapo minivans all the time...
post #28 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bobandjess99 View Post
This confuses me, as used minivans (other than the big name ones) have such low resale values for the most part that you can almost always find used minivans for less than used cars??? Just look in any paper....you can get cheapo minivans all the time...
Not. See for yourself: http://www.yad2.co.il/Cars/Car.php
Anyway, at 10$ a gallon the gas cost of a bigger car makes it much more expensive to drive.
post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by bobandjess99 View Post
This confuses me, as used minivans (other than the big name ones) have such low resale values for the most part that you can almost always find used minivans for less than used cars??? Just look in any paper....you can get cheapo minivans all the time...
But it might be different in Israel. She's not exactly worried about outrunning missles in NYC.
post #30 of 46
We were looking at used cars, and I couldn't find a used minivan cheaper than a car either.
post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by chickabiddy View Post
Missile attack, yes; Big Mac attack, no.
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post #32 of 46
Thread Starter 
Here are listings for used Kia Carnivals (in N. America is it called Sedona) in Israel: http://www.yad2.co.il/Cars/Car.php?A...romHand=&Hand=

Notice the year on them. (a 2001= 60,000 shekel)

The shekel is about 3.4 times the dollar.
post #33 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Collinsky View Post
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Wow, is it fun to mock a serious thread?
post #34 of 46
We understand price constraints, trust us, most of us are there! Our concern is that one time you or DH want to take everyone somewhere and you just can't b/c there's not enough room, but you choose to anyway. I know nothing of the car market in Israel, but I know we bought our van brand new (Dodge) for $16K. I found Kia to be one of the more expensive brands when we were van shopping, but again, I don't know what you have available there.
post #35 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thepeach80 View Post
Our concern is that one time you or DH want to take everyone somewhere and you just can't b/c there's not enough room, but you choose to anyway.
Excuse you. I said I'm not choosing to anyway.
Who is the "our"? Is that like the "royal we"??
Is there a secret forum discussing me? :
Are they starting a fundraising drive?
Thank you for your "concern". As I said, it is much more expensive to get a minivan. If you doubt me go look for yourself. I gave you the link.
post #36 of 46
Man, if I was being bombed, I would cram everyone I could into whatever freakin' vehicle I had and get #@*& out.

BB
post #37 of 46
I'm sorry you're obviously feeling attacked, some of us are trying to give other options that may help you. I just gave what we paid for our van and said I didn't know what your options were, I'm just assuming there are more options than Kia. I have never been in your shoes, I'm not pretending to have been or to even know what I would do, I'll stop talking now.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thepeach80 View Post
I'll stop talking now.
Since you're not responding to the actual content of the thread that's probably a good idea.
post #39 of 46
sorry...sadly, i didnt realize she wasnt in the US.
*blushes*
post #40 of 46
Missile attack/any sort of attack? Carseats and seatbelts would be the last thing on my mind!
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