Friday, August 4, 2017

Let's Just End the Suspense

Because I know you were all on the very edges of your seats, waiting to hear what vehicle we could find to transport our ever-growing crew of children and the extra-large dog.

We've been a one-car family for almost three months now, which has been fine, but we do need a vehicle in which all six of us can actually ride. Since we do want to be able to bring the baby home from the hospital in October. The Subaru is not that vehicle.

After months of nationwide searches for full-size vans and Suburbans, we got . . .

A 2005 Honda Pilot.

Not a car that was particularly on our radar, but A. saw it for sale at the (tiiiiiny) used car place in the village and thought it was a pretty good option for us. Plus, it had the great advantage of being seven miles away, which made things a lot easier.

It's an 8-passenger SUV, which I'm sure automatically makes me a way cooler mom than when I drove a rusting-to-pieces old minivan, right?

Right. I'm pretty sure no vehicle is going to save me from uncool mom status at this point, but I can imagine, anyway.

It seems to be a nice car. No rust, which is a good starting point. It also has the great advantage of having all-wheel drive, which is actually almost a necessity where we live. There were many dicey moments with the minivan in our driveway last winter, and the last thing I want with a car full of children is dicey moments in bad weather.

My only questions when A. talked to me about it were if it had functioning air conditioning and if the seats can fold flat. Thumbs up on both counts.

Also I wanted to know what color it is. A. looked at me like I was crazy at that question. No, it doesn't matter what color it is, I just wanted to know. (It's a gray-blue color, like the color of the one in the page I linked to above, actually. Perfectly acceptable.)

So now we have a vehicle in which we can transport all four children. That means we can actually take this baby home from the hospital when the time comes. Victory.


tu mere said...

Great news! Mileage doesn't matter since y'all tend to keep cars forever, like us. Safe driving is also y'all's most important safety feature, so, I'm really happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Looks, in the photo, like a great car! My brother, the mechanic, loves Hondas. Mary in MN

Tammy said...

Nice car!
That's about the color of our 2008 Rav4.
We keep cars a long time, too. The Rav was bought used,
this year, and our 2008 Pontiac G6 is still going strong
at 205,000 miles (bought new back then).

2008 was a good year for us. Our new-to-us mobile home was
built in 2008, and our only child was born in Sept of that
year as well! :D

Daisy said...

No rust? All wheel drive? Fold-down seats? Excellent. My two favorite features in my minivan are the fold-down seats (they call it Stow and Go) and the fact that I can lower the middle windows.