Help Family of 5 Pick a New Car

#1
  • A family of 5: 2 adults and 3 kids

    - Live in MA

    - Commute daily

    - Thinking of getting 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD



    Any alternatives? We want to seat at least 7, have a 2000 Subaru Outback to trade.



    Thanks.
#2

Hard to argue with that choice. If AWD is mandatory, that knocks out the Honda Odyssey, the other top choice for this kind of thing.

#3

How about the hyundai santa fe?. Seats seven, comes with awd. v-6 option. 10 year/100,0000 mile warranty.

#4

Another one: AWD Ford Flex.

#5

The Sienna sounds good to me and it is a buyer’s market. When you make an offer on your car, come up with a price you think will make the salesperson laugh you out of the dealership. In this market, he just might accept the offer.

#6

IMO, MA doesn’t require AWD. We had posts on the compromise of run flat tires on these turkeys. A fwd Sienna/Odessey with traction control may serve you as well without the hassle.

#7

IMO, MA doesn’t require AWD. We had posts on the compromise of run flat tires on these turkeys. A fwd Sienna/Odessey with traction control may serve you as well without the hassle.

#8

I agree, but if the OP thinks he/she needs AWD, what can you do?