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#1 of 12 Old 01-30-2010, 01:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am thinking of getting a New Vehicle. I have a 2004 Dodge caravan now and less than love the thing. Bought it new and have had tons of issues with it. It currently has no heat and need a new one soon!


I need something that I can put 3-5 car seats in. I have 2 in High Back boosters, And 1 in a Nautilus. I also have various kids in and out and need a min or 3 latch/tether points.

What do you drive? Do you love it and why?

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We have a 2009 Honda Odyssey that we love. It has LATCH in 5 of the 6 back seats (the other seat is a mini-seat really and not useful for carseats at all.) It's a very nice van with lots of room (much more room than our old Toyota Sienna) and I like that we can remove that mini-seat and push one of the captains chairs to the middle, creating a kind of bench seat, allowing easier access to the third row.

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We have a 2007 Odyssey and we really love it. There's a lot of room and I really like the way it drives.

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2 of my friends with multiple kids in car seats LOVE their Odsseys. It was the only vehicle they could find to fit 3 seats.
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Another vote for an Odyssey. I don't have one, but wish they weren't so pricey so I convince DH to get one.

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We have a 2009 Honda Odyssey that we love. It has LATCH in 5 of the 6 back seats (the other seat is a mini-seat really and not useful for carseats at all.) It's a very nice van with lots of room (much more room than our old Toyota Sienna) and I like that we can remove that mini-seat and push one of the captains chairs to the middle, creating a kind of bench seat, allowing easier access to the third row.


LOVE LOVE LOVE our 2009 Odyssey! We only have one bubba right now but the van is ready for more when we are lol. Also it drives so well like a sedan!


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I have a 2008 Sienna and LOVE it. Comparing it to the Odyssey (of the same year) when we were shopping, the Sienna had MUCH more room (and more latch anchors)

I have the 8 pass and the 8th seat is a full sized seat with latch anchors instead of being a mini seat like the Odyssey.

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The problem I had with the Sienna is it drove exactly like our 2001 Sienna. The Odyssey was so much nicer, like the pp said, like a sedan! I really wanted to love it, but in the end I barely liked it.

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Another vote for an Odyssey. I don't have one, but wish they weren't so pricey so I convince DH to get one.
This will be my problem as well. Maybe since I am working more I can pay half of the payment,and dh will get the odyssey!
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I have a 2008 Sienna and LOVE it. Comparing it to the Odyssey (of the same year) when we were shopping, the Sienna had MUCH more room (and more latch anchors)

I have the 8 pass and the 8th seat is a full sized seat with latch anchors instead of being a mini seat like the Odyssey.

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Oh, thanks! I will check that out too,hadn't thought of toyota.

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We have a 2006 Odyssey and love it.
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2010 Ford Flex. One of my friends teased that it looked like a hearse....til she rode in it. It has great seating arrangements, super comfy with a good amount of space/storage.
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2010 Ford Flex. One of my friends teased that it looked like a hearse....til she rode in it. It has great seating arrangements, super comfy with a good amount of space/storage.
Thanks!

I love having options. I only have a few needs and wants. So I am very flexable. It's hard to see what I want online.

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