Swagger Wagon?

16 Nov

So today we did it.

We took the plunge.

We bought a minivan.

After months of deliberation and test drives and research we finally decided that a minivan would be much more practical for our family than an SUV with a third row. The real deal breaker was our need to fit our stroller in the trunk behind the third row, which is only possible with HUGE SUVs that get terrible gas mileage. So we had pretty much decided on a minivan but figured we would wait until a third child was on the way to actually purchase one.

Then the other day I was contemplating our next few months of near-constant travel, with extended family and winter coats and Christmas gifts driving up and down the eastern seaboard, and all of a sudden my beloved Subaru Impreza wagon seemed to shrink considerably.

Today we looked at the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey and decided on the Honda Odyssey Touring edition. It is so much nicer than any other car I have ever owned and we are all pretty excited about it. Ruby especially loves pushing the button to automatically open and close the doors.

Saying goodbye to my Subaru:


Joe loves the leather seats:

We are officially *that* family:


One Response to “Swagger Wagon?”

  1. scottpcrawford November 17, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    Funny, I was thinking it might be time to minivan-up when we get back to the states and the Honda one looked pretty nice. Let me know how you feel about it in a few months of use!

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