rosye13 (919.8 days ago) LOVE my dodge grand caravan :)
zookeeper (920.5 days ago) I love my Toyota Sienna also. It is a 2001 model and seats 7. It would be tough to get to the car seats in the back row, but maybe the newer models would be easier?? I have my 2 car seats in the second row.
hotpotaaaaato (920.5 days ago) I LOVE LOVE LOVE my toyota sienna van.... we bought it 2 years ago, and it`s a 2006 so 2 years old at the time. Our model is the 8 passenger model (some are only 7). I daycare some days also and on those days have 4 carseats, and 1 infant carrier, AND I`m pregnant. It`s perfect. We removed one of the middle side seats, so right now when I open the door I have immediate access to all the seats and can kneel in and easily access everyone. Never thought I`d love a mini van, but I do! We have a dvd player and the back seats fold down to create a flat back when not using the back row. So simple and fantastic. When we bought ours it had 20,000 miles on it, 2 years old from a dealership, and it was $18,000. A steal! Good luck.
JeannineZ(bigmacsmum) (920.5 days ago) oh and we shopped around and tried every big 7-8 passenger vehicle besides vans...and the sequioa was actually at the time one of the lower priced full size 8 passenger vehicles. We need to be able to pull things as we own a farm...and we like to be able to pull a camper trailer and take all our family in one vehicle instead of using our truck and having to take a second vehicle to transport everyone.
JeannineZ(bigmacsmum) (920.5 days ago) I never thought of little ones when writing my comment about the seuoia...our kids were 10,16, and 2 when we got it..so only one to buckle in. I do find it hard to get to the middle to get her in now....but she`s 4 and most of the time we have her behind the driver for easy acsess. I dont know if it would be good to get little ones in the back row of seats. Ours are now 18(he drives and has his own vehicle so rarely with us), 12 and 4 and soon to be new born. It should work great for us...but would be hard with little ones under 6(or kids who can not buckle themselves up yet)....still I love our vehicle choice..but I guess I would not be for every family.
pheeandme (920.5 days ago) i couldn`t imagine spending 70 grand on a vehicle. i think your best bet is a looking into a van.
luvbugs (920.6 days ago) I just got a dodge Grand Caravan-it was really hard to get over the fact that I had a minivan, but I must admit it is sooo handy! We have been able to drive with our kids + our friends kids so we had 2 two year olds in the back seat, and a 1 year old and 3 month old in the middle seat. It was nice to get the older girls away from their brothers so they couldn`t torture them, lol. Also super easy to reach into the back seat and buckle them.
hannahe (920.6 days ago) ooh i didnt even think about the infant carseat not fitting! im so glad i asked this question....keep the comments coming!
3rdXMommy (920.6 days ago) I was going to get the sequoia, but when for the toyota sienna, because my kids like to jump the gun and open doors, a van is the only vehicle where the door slide, so no worries about dinging other cars. Also I found with my previous vehicle, (truck) if someone parked to close to me I was unable to get the infant car seat in through a regular door. Also its not bad on gas and does come in AWD, which is really important for driving in snow. (Im in canada) Good luck figuring it out :)
hannahe (920.6 days ago) is it easy to get in the back row? i will have a 4 year old a 3 year old a 1.5 year old and a newborn so all in carseats, some who will still need help buckling and i can just imagine me trying to reach over 2 carseats and heaving 2 heavy children into the back LOL
JeannineZ(bigmacsmum) (920.7 days ago) love love love our toyota sequoia....seats 8 ppl and has a dvd player/tv for the kids. Ours is a 2008 and we bought new and not once have had to take it in for a thing. Not one problem ever. Think ours was around $70,000 after taxes..but been worth every cent...and keeps our kids separated LOL