Any Advice on Buying a Cool Mom-Mobile?
November 23, 2011 11:49 AM Subscribe
Looking for a cool, tech friendly, roomy, family car. Help us find perfection, oh hive mind...
posted by neurodoc to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This will be a second car for our family. Both my wife and I are about 5'8", and we currently have a 3 year old. We're also at the beginning of the adoption process, and thus hope to also have an infant in the next year or so.
Our current car is a 2004 Prius, which has worked great for our family. But I'm starting a new job that will require both of us to have cars. We're thinking along the lines of an SUV or crossover, but are open to other suggestions. Some things we would like to have:
- Room enough for toddler plus baby, along with friends and/or supplies.
- Safe, secure, reliable (obviously!)
- We're a pretty techie family, so in-car technology is actually fairly important to us. For example (although I know it's controversial), we'd prefer a great factory navigation (GPS) system than attaching a Garmin. We also like to listen to streaming music (think Pandora, Spotify, etc.)
- Thinking of around $30K, but a little flexible (of course, lower is never a problem...)
I'm still torn on the "new" vs. "used" argument, as I've done both in the past and can see each has issues.
Some random possibilities we've considered are: Toyota Highlander, Mazda5, Ford Edge. But we're really open to anything at this point!