Well... With three kids, it's about that time. I never saw myself driving one around, but right now it's probably all that is going to work for us. SO!
Right now I drive a Ford Escape and we can squeeze all three kids in the back, but it's REALLY tight. My boys tend to be loud and noisy in the car, and I cringe thinking about putting a baby between them. We're on a really limited budget right now for a new car because we just got the Ford last year and owe a LOT more than it's worth. I found two minivans that fall into our price range. Both 2006 with 80,000 miles. One is a Chrysler town and country, and the other is a Dodge Grand Caravan. I know toyota/honda/kia are the desired choices for minivans, but we just can't afford that right now. I'm really only concerned that it will be reliable and safe, which both cars got great safety ratings, but not so great reliability. It only needs to last a couple years. Once I'm done with school and the boys are older, we can upgrade to something newer/nicer.
Does anyone have experience with either of these types of cars and did you love/hate it?