Tyler and I own a minivan.
I can't believe the day has already come. Tyler no longer has his Ford F150. I wasn't quite expecting to have a minivan this soon. Tyler had talked about trying to trade in the truck, but I thought we owed too much on it and it wasn't a possibility. But he did his homework and looked at some dealers and found out that we would actually be able to save around $100 by trading in the truck.
When I bought my Civic I remember my parents telling me to also look at the Accord, because I may want more room. I thought they were crazy! Why would I need more room? I'm just one person and don't really lug around too much stuff, so why would I pay extra money for a larger car. Then I got married and long came Lily and I definitely wish I had the roomy Accord. Then with the truck, we knew we would be moving a lot and it would come in handy. We didn't consider the factor that it doesn't hold car seats safely. With the purchase of the minivan I feel like for the first time we are looking more ahead than we have before. Number 2 is going to be here VERY soon and we know he/she won't be the last.
It was a little bittersweet to see the truck go. Although, I hated hoisting myself up in that thing and feeling like I was driving a tank, it was our first purchase together. We were only engaged and not even married yet.
We got a Dodge Grand Caravan. It's got the stow and go and sliding side doors. I'm excited, because it will be MUCH easier to get kids in their car seats. So although I'm not thrilled about being a minivan owner already, I know it will come in handy. I'll get some pics of it this weekend.