So next October the lease is up on my VW Jetta. I love that car, but I am afraid it might be too small for the future, and I think we will need something a bit bigger, perhaps a small SUV. But I don't want a gas guzzler, and I want to be able to put a large dog in the back of it.
Our family dynamic is myself, and husband. We have one daughter who just turned 4, so she will be in a carseat/booster for atlest 4 more years (as required in my state). We just got a 9 week old Collie puppy, who will be full size by the time we trade in my car. We do not plan to have any more kids, just the one. Both DH & I are on the short side so need to be able to reach the peddles.
I don't even know where to start in looking, as we have always had cars not SUVs. We had 3 in mind, but would love to be able to find something a bit less expensive. We were thinking about a Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav-4 or Ford Escape.