The New Car Short List

Last week I posted about the great new car hunt being on. With Carters surgery less than 2 weeks away, the decision needs to be made pronto.

I have received some really great advice and suggestions and here is what I have learned:

  1. Car dealerships are not open on Sunday in Denver. WHAT is up with that?
  2. VW has some of the best, responsive social media reps out there.
  3. I may be better off with a *gulp* MINIVAN. Oh, it creeps me out to even type it. I am a truck/SUV type girl.

While a mini-van makes a ton of sense I am just not sure that  I can do it. The big players in the market are the Sienna, Odyssey and Town & Country. Sienna is the ONLY one that offers AWD and that is pretty high on my list. Plus the 2011 has these wicked cool reclining seats that may look gimicky but for long car rides I can totally see how they could help with Carters leg circulation issues. Topping the reason for a mini-van? They can be converted with wheelchair ramps pretty easily. I just don’t know if I can do it though. Toyota’s have had a lot of issues lately although I was happy to see they are mostly manufactured at a plant in Indiana. But, I may have mentioned, it is a minivan!

Topping the list of mid-size SUV’s I need to look at are in no particular order:

  • Chevy’s Traverse
  • VW Touareg
  • Subaru Forester
  • Acura MDX
  • Ford Flex

Can I just say that I am loving the Consumer Reports videos for helping to make this easier? It $5 for the online version for a month and I just may keep it when I am done with this. It has saved me so much leg work!

I only have two more Saturdays to look, and this one is pretty filled with basketball. Wish me luck.

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