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Every family is different, and so are our needs, that doesn't change when it comes to the family vehicle. Here's a link to the 2011 top ten family vehicles according to;

What does your family drive and how do you like (or not like) it? Are you saving up for a better ride? Why would you recommend, or not recommend, it to other moms?

by on May. 13, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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by on May. 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Yes, we use the 2 we have for so much! Especially owning your own home, buying things for the yard etc, and we burn wood so we haul wood all summer, great for our hunting trips, camping, and so much more, but like I said I want one for ME!!! dh loves his so much, we trade off every once in awhile, but his doesn't have ac and I dont like to haul the kids around for everyday stuff in the heat with no ac.

Quoting MommaChell:

Quoting EddiesGirl8400:

I have 5 different cars....a 98 ford escort (broken at the moment) love it, but we don't all fit, an 87 honda accord, good on gas, but small and old, a 70-somthing ford F-150, don't all truck, ...these 3 are dh 's cars, and he also has a 2001 turbo cummins diesel, love it, and I haul the kids around in 2005 chrysler sebring, love it, but I want a truck, just because they are so useful.

I would love for our fam to have a truck, I agree, they are useful in their unique way.

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by on May. 16, 2011 at 10:44 AM

well i currently drive a 95 chevy astro van.. great van if you need the space. it seats 8 and handles well.. but the gas mileage is not that great.. only about 17mpg.. ugh.. my family is much smaller now and i am searching for a small car.. hope to find it soon...  lol

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by on May. 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Quoting MommaChell:

Quoting Gumberly:

I have a 2009 chevy suburban (which I love) and my husband has a Subaru legacy for commuting to work.

I would LOVE to have a suburban! The price is deterring though and I can't imagine they do well on gas....perhaps I have a misconception since I've never owned one, so please feel free to change my perspective, cuz I really like the idea of owning one, lol!

The price is high and gas mileage can vary greatly depending on what size you get and if you do more highway or city driving.

My first suburban was a 3/4 ton so the gas millage wasn'tas great as the one I have now on gas. The one I have now can run on flex fuel, which can cut down on gas cost but my friend with a Tahoe swears the gas doesn't last as long when she uses flex fuel in hers. I personal havent' had that issue but I don't drive nearly as much as her either.

It is definately not as fuel friendly as a smaller suv or mini van but a smaller suv wouldn't work for us and I personaly would rather walk barefooted through hot coals then drive a mini van so its perfect for us.

by on May. 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM
Dh has a ridiculous 1990 GMC Van Dura that he uses for work (he's a carpenter) and I have a Nissan Pathfinder for our family vehicle. I love it, except for the way it guzzles gas. When it gets paid off, I'll probably look for something more economical on the fuel.
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by on May. 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM

We have a 2001 GMC Yukon with 3rd row that are removable seats.  My DH drives a 2007 GMC Sierra.  He also has a 1987 Pontiac Trans AM that I wished he would sell so we could have some extra cash to put back but it's his play purty.  Something to work on when he's home.

by on May. 18, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Dh and I both have Explorers, we love them.

by on May. 18, 2011 at 8:57 PM

 while the kids were growing up we always had a suburban for hauling everyone around and a toyota pickup for 4-wheeling!


by on May. 18, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I have a 99 jeep cherokee, and it fits my needs perfectly but I am ready for it to die :)  DD just got a Honda Fit, and again, fits his needs perfectly since he is an obsessed biker and it will fit his bikes inside, standing up.  

We are about to put the house up on the market, and once we move closer, we are going to get rid of both of the cars and get a Jeep Liberty.  Something to pull our sailboats.

by on May. 18, 2011 at 9:25 PM

 I drive a Toyota Sienna '05. I LOVE IT!!!  The rear seats fold into the floor, the sliding doors are automatic and there are all kinds of new gadgets on it. Our previous family car (the one dh drives) was a '97 Toyota Corolla so it didn't have fun gadgets. It was the car I bought at 17 and it's still going. We decided we would stick with Toyotas from now on. :)

by on May. 18, 2011 at 10:18 PM

We've been saving for another vehicle eventually.  I have driven a 2001 F150 for 160,000 miles, but our family of 6 is finding it hard to shoe horn in and out.  We recently bought my SIL a vehicle so that we could use the one she's been driving, which is a 2006 Pontiac Montana.  It doesn't really drive like a mini van, it handles pretty well. but it does have lower clearance than my truck, so I have to remember.  I would honestly like to have a suburban, because it has more of the "truck" feel and capabilities, but more passenger room than my current pickup.  I didn't find this article very helpful, because only 3 or 4 of those vehicles would actually work for a larger family, and we're already looking at those vehicles.  I thought it was funny that a 2 door mini was considered a family car...

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