Category Archives: Car waffles

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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Chessie and Robert’s waffle: used family car

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Chessie (of Melissa Button Boot fame) and her husband Robert are a two-kid, one-car family. Their current car is a Subaru Forester, but they are waffling about whether they should buy a larger used car. They are clear about two things: they do not want a minivan and the car must have 4WD.

Chessie explains: Now that we have two kids, should we 1) upgrade to a car with a third row at all? 2) and if we did, which of these cars would be better in terms of reliability and working well with kids? We mostly do city driving, so a good turning radius and easy parking ability are considerations as well.

Here are their top four choices. They are all 2008s.

The Acura MDX

2008 Acura MDX, used car, family car, Acura, used Acura

The Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90, used car, used volvo, family car

Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9, used car, used Mazda, family car, used family car

The Toyota Highlander

2008 Toyota Highlander, used car, used Toyota, family car, used family car

Which car do you think Chessie and Robert should get?

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