Friday, August 29, 2008

Minivan, minivan, what do you see?

Well, our Corolla was getting pretty close to the 100,000 mile mark, and we knew that our little, faithful green friend wouldn't accommodate three carseats come late January. So, before our resale value took another plunge, we headed out into the dark world of used car sales. After a day and half seeking out and warding off salesman after salesman that smiled and laughed through cigarette-stained grins, we finally found a minivan at Landmark Dodge in Independence. The dudes gave us a good enough deal that we ended up paying all of $500 for our 2001 Grand Caravan with 113K miles and built in carseats.
So our primary vehicle is a ballsless family hauler. But I'd rather have a family than balls, so pile in.


6 comments:

The Wynn Family said...

I know it is a big jump, but man eventually you will love it! Especially the built in carseats. We have the same model just in red... it is wonderful! Well come to the club.

Jon & Becky said...

I already love it! Jon wrote this post, but I almost try to think of excuses so I can go drive it and experience the ease of the spacious minivan. Ahhh...and the trunk! I could fit six more kids in there

GordonandChrissy said...

Six more kids, eh? So...you're planning on 9?

If you do one every year for the next 6 years you can have them all before you're 37. Not bad. Oh ... but you might, just might, go crazy.

I love the minivan. We have been having car trouble and BIG repair bills this week, and I'm thinking it's time to ditch our Cam and move onto bigger and better things. I don't think I can quite justify a minivan yet, though.

ecuakim said...

My husband secretly LOVES our minivan. It's just so comfy he can't help himself.

Lindsay Christensen said...

just so you know, we too joined the ranks of the minivan revolution, and i must say, i love the fact that the boys can be entertained and quiet for a trip just about any where, just plug in a dvd and away we go.
hope to hear from ya'll soon, and we have missed you bunches.
love,
the christensen's
brian andy, lindsay, talmon, cooper, and norman the dog.

Megan and Jeremy said...

amen to that brother!