Saturday, April 28, 2012

In the land of mini vans

Unlike the majority of people I know I have nothing against mini vans. They are roomy and comfy, and I even like how they look, of course I often like the look of function. That being said there is nothing like a good German engineered wagon. Having driven one for a few years they are all that catch my eye when searching for cars.
The Audi all road is a favorite, but of course there is also the swedish Volvo cx70, even a nice subaru (the japanese know whats up too)can make me look twice, and of course there is always BMW which has been my favorite since I was old enough to know there even were different kinds of cars.

Right now we are in the process of buying a Chrysler town and country mini van. Not a dream car for most but I like it and am grateful for the convenience and comfort it will give over the next few months. I am grateful we can pay cash for it, and I am hopeful for a day that I can buy something that makes me go oo and aah. Even if that car is in fact a newer mini van :)

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8 comments:

merelyLooking said...

I am so totally with you on this!! Writing this post probably took more guts than when you wrote the Postpartum Body one! (MinVan Lovers Unite!) I've often told Big Mark that I'd luv to have a minivan as our second car. Totally love how everyone can ride together and talk and pass things around and move up by each other without having to crawl over a seat and how you can fit so many groceries and surf boards even and how you can totally camp in the back on a trip.

I didn't know you guys were getting a new car - exciting! And I always think if you're buying American, Chrysler has the most style. (because unfortunately, for me it's often form over function...) However, just so you know, Toyota does not know how to make a comfortable car. Maybe if they had more style I could live with the discomfort (because it's all about image) but they don't. So there it is.
Excited for you!
Also love how you're your own woman and say it like it is.

merelyLooking said...
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merelyLooking said...

It often takes me at least three tries to get the typethetwowordsyouseeherebeforeyoucancomment test. I think maybe I might be a robot after all. I *have* seen Bladerunner....

Carrie said...

I drive a minivan....with NO shame! Congratulations. I remember when we bought our van I sort of went through this early midlife crisis - like wow! I'm really a mom with a family that's too big to fit comfortably in a car. Kind of a weird feeling. And that's AWESOME that you're paying cash for it. Good work :)

MelancholySmile said...

Chrystlers are styling'! Congrats on the new car-- and even more for paying cash! So smart.

hAha said...

Cool beans! That will be so nice and comfy! I rode in my friends mini van the other day and it felt so cush and luxurious! Like i didnt know what a comfortable car felt like until then. I'm a believer!
With that said, My mini van WILL be a vw bus. No form no function no comfort, just our style? What?

merelyLooking said...

We wouldn't expect anything less haHA :)

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That being said there is nothing like a good German engineered wagon. Having driven one for a few years they are all that catch my eye when searching for cars.