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    Anyone else having to get a new car for #3? I just dont think I can fit 3 carseats in my backseat. Not sure what to get?!?!? Don't want something Huge and not a minivan... I think my options all limited.
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    It depends on your car. We were able to get three across in a Volkswagon Passat using Sunshine Kids Radian seats and a baby bucket. It's cheaper to get new car seats than a new car. (The Radians got renamed to be Dinamo or something...)

    As for cars, I have a Mazda 5 when our VW died. It's not quite a minivan and not quite NOT a minivan. It has sliding doors and two rows of seating (2 in each row). Not much trunk space though.

    My sister got three across in a Tahoe, but I wouldn't recommend it as it gets terrible gas mileage and it's really overkill just for three kids. She wishes she would have gotten a minivan after all.

    We also have a Honda Odyssey and we LOVE it. I know, I know, it's a minivan, but really, with three kids you get a lot of stuff. Plus we can carpool with friends, which we couldn't do with our other cars. As an added bonus, we got one with a DVD player. Driving is much more pleasant now that they're watching the movie and not bored.
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    Good Ideas! If I wasnt already needing a new I would try to make 3 carseats work. I will look into a Mazda 5. Honestly I like driving minivans but I just dont know if I can consciously buy one, haha
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    I'm gonna need a new car after one baby. I have a Mustang and I know I'll either bump the baby's head or my head EVERY TIME. I've never wanted a minivan though, but DH wants more kids.. (I told him HE can be pregnant for the next one)..so I guess we might as well get one now.

    I'm totally putting soccer balls and the the family sticker things on the back immediately.
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    I was ALWAYS one of those people who said, "I will NEVER have a mini-van!!" And get this... Before DS1 even turned a year old, we bought a freakin' mini-van (Honda Odyssey). And guess what... I freaking LOVE IT. Okay, it was a bit of overkill for one child, but we knew we were going to have more, and by the time we had DS2, it was a godsend. I think I won't be able to imagine life without it after baby #3 shows up.

    The #1 thing I always, always HATED about minivans were those difficult sliding doors. But now... They're all power. You just push a button and they open and close themselves. Same with the rear lift gate. Just push a button to open or close. SO EASY. Plenty of room for strollers, diaper bags, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymoonu View Post
    I was ALWAYS one of those people who said, "I will NEVER have a mini-van!!" And get this... Before DS1 even turned a year old, we bought a freakin' mini-van (Honda Odyssey). And guess what... I freaking LOVE IT. Okay, it was a bit of overkill for one child, but we knew we were going to have more, and by the time we had DS2, it was a godsend. I think I won't be able to imagine life without it after baby #3 shows up.

    The #1 thing I always, always HATED about minivans were those difficult sliding doors. But now... They're all power. You just push a button and they open and close themselves. Same with the rear lift gate. Just push a button to open or close. SO EASY. Plenty of room for strollers, diaper bags, etc.

    Don't knock it till ya try it!!
    I've owned a minivan before... without kids! haha. I loved it, but I think its just realizing you have so many kids that you need one and being labeled a soccer mom. That's all. i need to just get over it bit easier said then done. Plus, DH says he wont drive it so I guess I would be going everywhere without him!
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    DH said the same thing to me about driving it. My car is like 10 years newer than his, runs better than his, looks better than his.. but he wants to KEEP his car and get rid of mine and get me a minivan. I have a Mustang - my dream car.. he has a civic from the 90's...lol. I'm like seriously?? You want me to get rid of MY car to get something I don't want ....and you refuse to step foot in it? LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    DH said the same thing to me about driving it. My car is like 10 years newer than his, runs better than his, looks better than his.. but he wants to KEEP his car and get rid of mine and get me a minivan. I have a Mustang - my dream car.. he has a civic from the 90's...lol. I'm like seriously?? You want me to get rid of MY car to get something I don't want ....and you refuse to step foot in it? LMAO
    Definintely keep your car for date nights! You dont want to go out on a date in a minivan!
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    BAHAHAHAHAHA Date night in a minivan. My mom has a Grand Marquis...it was given to her by HER mom... and I told my mom I definitely lose cool points by driving her car...LOL
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    When I was pregnant with #3 we faced the same challenge. DH hated the idea of a mini van, and wanted to go with a Mazda 5. we test drove one and I was not impressed. Thats when we discovered the Mazda MPV. It has the storage room I wanted, but isnt nearly as big as other minivans. And, the gas millage is good. Weve had ours for over 2 years now Now that #4 is on the way DH is realizing that his car needs to be up graded, just in case something happens with the Mazda. He is depating between an SUV ish vehicle, and something like the Mazda 5. We shall see. Nothing that we can do for a while any way
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