The Family Vehicle

The Griswolds

The Griswolds

When you think of a Family Car, what image pops in to your head? Maybe the Griswolds from National Lampoons Vacation? Maybe a minivan? I swore that when I started a family, I would NEVER have a minivan! I would have a super awesome SUV! And we did. To start.

Jeep Rubicon

Jeep Rubicon

It was a pretty sweet ride! 4 doors, so getting the baby in and out was easier than the 2 door Jeep that we previously owned. 4×4, so it was safer to be driving around with our wet Westcoast weather. Loads of space in the back cargo hold. Manual transmission, so we felt that we had better control. And it was a nice looking vehicle. The top could come off in the Summer when the weather was nice. Did the top EVER come off? Nope! The new Mommy in me felt that baby would get too much sun and it would be too windy for her. We kept it for 3 years, then… Munchkin #2 came along and we needed more room. Ugh. OK, let’s go have a look. We ended up settling on a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan

Seats 7. Loads of storage room. 2 sliding side doors. Good on gas consumption. Pretty? No. Fun to drive? Na uh. But did I mention that it has loads of room? Hopefully once we’re out of the “baby” stage and we don’t need to drag a stroller around and have to tote along the playard for baby to sleep in when we travel, we can get back into an SUV. My girlfriend is super excited about the Tesla Model X, and has my interest piqued as well.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

This beauty is an electric car. Seats 7. Has loads of storage (front & rear). Has gull-wings, so close-parkers at the mall won’t have any effect on you. And will cost around $35,000. Or we could wait longer and score one of these.


Guardian F-Class

If any of the car manufacturers out there have some “family” vehicles that they’d like us to test-drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us. No,really…don’t hesitate! What is your family vehicle? What do you like or dislike about it?

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