In about 5 months we're going to go from a family of 4 to a family of 5 or 6; which means we need a larger vehicle. I never imagined myself at 25 years of age with 3-4 kids, driving a minivan... But my Santa Fe only has room for 2 car seats so we are going to trade in it for a Swagger Wagon! Phillip still needs to replace the drivers side door that was damaged when we hit a deer during Christmas. Its driveable and all, but not a good selling point.
We're looking for a van on craigslist with a motor or transmission problem because my wonderful husband can fix almost anything and his dad really can fix ANYTHING. He's like the car whisperer.
So, does anyone have any suggestions on great minivans? The number one MUST have is that it must have room for four carseats. Yes, FOUR carseats. I am crazy aren't I? Wow... I am also looking for one with a good size trunk for hauling a months worth of groceries for our family, pool floats, strollers, etc. and one that I can go directly from the driver's seat into the back of the van without getting out of the van. One with some neat storage areas in the floor area wouldn't be bad either. I saw one like that on a commercial one time but I can't remember what it was now. Seats that fold down when they're not in use would be great as well.
So, if you own a great minivan please leave me a comment on what make and model it is. We're not going to buy a new one, but if we know what kind to search for on craigslist that would be great!