Hey Folks! With an expanding family and a getting-on-in-years Sable (1997) that needs an update, I’ve been looking into cars and have come to elicit your thoughts and suggestions…
I have a 2 year old, and a fiance. She does not drive, so her attachment to the car is primarily aesthetic, while mine is comfort. I’m a big guy - 6’3 390Lbs, and the little sable is a pain to get in and out of. She LOVES the look of the RAV-4 and the newer CRV’s and that sort of “Crossover” style. I’m looking for something easy to drive that I’ll be comfortable in.
SO, I’m also considering a Minivan… versatility, space, car seats/kids without door dings to neighboring cars - all good things. Anyone have any solid experience and/or suggestions with something a few years old (looking to spend about $10k cash on it) that fits the bill of styled similarly to the crossovers, AWD, and fits a big guy? I’d like some reasonable fuel efficiency - I commute about 20 miles each way (highway) daily plus road trips to Chicago etc. I live in the Twin Cities (MN).
Thanks everyone! LOVE the forum.