Robin’s waffle: keep or get rid of the minivan

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Poor minivan.  It’s the butt of jokes, the mom jeans of cars, the badge of parent-shleppers everywhere. Robin is not thrilled about being the owner of one. She explains:

So I never thought of myself as a minivan mom. I thought I would never be caught dead in one.  And yet…..I drive a minivan. It’s nice enough – a 2007 Honda Odyssey,  power-everything, heated seats, lots of bells and whistles. Ever since I got this car,  I have not loved feeling like a frumpy soccer mom in a minivan, even though the car is actually pretty nice for carpools, skiing and other family things. The great thing is as of next month – fully paid for! No more car payments.

But still, I dream of a super cool SUV – like the Audi Quattro, a sleek car for a “cool mom.” So I waffle – keep the fully-paid-for minivan that is still in great condition but uncool, or succumb to another car payment and get a cool-mom car?

Here’s Robin’s current minivan:

Honda Odyssey, minivan, mom car, I don't want a minivan, uncool minivan, bells and whistles minivan

Here’s the Audi Quattro, which fits 7:

audi quattro, cool mom car,

What do you think?

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3 responses

  1. drive the minivan into the ground and put what you would have spent on new car payments into the kids’ college funds. then, when you have all that money to send the kids to college, you can use her disposable income on trips to europe and cars they won’t drive and destroy!!

  2. You are already cool. Keep the mini for sure. It is perfect for hauling bikes.

  3. No car payments? That is the biggest luxury of all! And think of how wonderful you will feel in it as you go shopping with the extra money!

    Keep the mini van until your oldest is old enough to drive, and then pass the “uncool” car on. Then, you should definitely get a very cool, much deserved Audi. 🙂