Which Family Car would you get?

01-23-2005, 01:24 AM
Here are the requirements in order of priority:

1) Good safety ratings
2) Used w/ <50K miles
3) Seats 6
4) Cargo capacity
5) Value Priced

We are big outdoor enthusiasts, so we want 4wd/awd, and capacity to
throw in all the camping gear as well. Because they are priced better,
we would prefer a minivan, but we are having a hard time finding a
mfr that actually will design one with an option for 4wd/awd.

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
01-23-2005, 01:51 PM
I would say look in to subaru's they probley meet the requiments you want.Well most of them....

01-23-2005, 10:11 PM
yea...go with subes. They currently don't have a 6 seater though...I don't think

01-24-2005, 02:03 AM
I would suggest a used Chrysler T&C or Dodge Caravan or Toyota Sienna with AWD if you need the 6 seats and van style. Have heard less favorable things on Chevy Astro. Don't plan on any serious offroading with any of these - they are good in the snow however, and are great ski transporters.
Go with an Expedition or Suburban if you need a real workhorse, but be prepared to run up that gas credit card.
On the 5 passenger auto side of the equation, Subaru, Audi/VW, and Volvo all make good AWD.
Go X-type Jag for real pizazz!

You could, of course, just refinance the house and buy the Hummer ;)

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