Yes, it’s true. I’m in the market for a minivan.
I have learned that people usually fall into one of two categories – minivan lovers and minivan haters.
My friend Katie is a minivan hater. She has always been resolute that she will never own one…but I’m not convinced. I think it’s only a matter of time.
My friend Jenn is a minivan lover. She has twins just older than the Mini Athlete and has compared her minivan to an apartment on wheels.
I have driven my beloved 2003 Toyota Corolla for the past 10 years. Literally. My family bought it new for me while I was in college and I have since put almost 160,000 miles on it. The crazy thing? I still love that little car.
But with two babies in carseats, the Corolla is just too small. Add their diaper bags, stroller, etc and there is just no room.
So it’s time to start looking for something different. And I have to say that the convenience of automatic sliding doors is luring me in.
I don’t really have strong feelings about any particular type of minivan – everything is on the table at this point. My only non-negotiable feature would be those sliding doors. But then again, I haven’t been in the market for a car in ten years.
It’s a little overwhelming to say the least. I’m constantly browsing Craigslist, AutoTrader and the classifieds, hoping to find the perfect deal. But quite frankly, I’m still not sure what it is I’m looking for…and I’m hoping you can help.
Please share your advice!
If you have a minivan, which one do you have? What do you like or not like about it?
Don’t have a minivan? What are some features in your car you just can’t live without?
I’ll keep you posted as the minivan search continues!