Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mom Ride

A few years ago I was in the market for a car. I wanted something economical and yet stylish for my single woman lifehood. I ended up with a Subaru Impreza. It was a fabulous choice for me at the time. Small and compact, great price for my budget and had some punch when driving. I settled in, ALONE, to my tiny car, just me my fancy flip flops and my purse, and was perfectly happy.

3 years later, a husband, a baby and some extra pounds, same flips flops, and this sweet little car is really not my style anymore. We just do not fit in this little punch of a car anymore. Nope. 1 diaper bag, 75 in case of emergency toys, the back up diaper bag, the stroller, the pack and play, the boppy, the Phoebe, a babe and two parents squished into a tiny smurf of a car and a Red Bull; it ain't pretty. Plus my lease is up. So we are in the market for a MOM RIDE in Pink Haired Momma ville.

Here are a couple of the top contenders at this point. I am looking for budget friendly, gigantic space, safety and then of course style. Thoughts?
Swagger Wagon
VW kid friendly
And yes they are VANS. YES I have become that woman. I am the Hot Pink haired lady who used to dance on bar tops shooting shots of tequila and having not a care in the world. I could never dream of being a VAN owner, but now, now many years later, many stretch marks later, many where is that damn paper towel roll i stuffed under the seat cause the baby just barfed again moments, I have become HER. I embrace this! Mommahood has taken over! My fat ass need a Van for all the back up emergency crap life totes around with you!
Oh ps Baby DIVA is 18 months old today! YAY!


  1. Go with the Toyota for sure. :) I never wanted to be a mini van Mom either, but I have a feeling my next car might be one too!

  2. I pick Chevy Traverse. It is my dream ride. It's not a van, but it's like one! As far as I can tell the only thing it's missing is the sliding rear doors.
    Happy 18 Months to baby DIVA!

  3. We've been looking into getting a new car also! AND I might just be looking into a van(the Sienna is on my list, and if I can find one a Nissan Quest, although a Quest would have to be used since they quit making them this year) we are also checking out the Toyota 4Runner and the Nissan Xterra. I love my Altima but I need more space.

    Good luck! I hope you let us know what you end up with. :-)

  4. Nothing wrong with considering getting a wagon. I have a Jetta Sport Wagon TDI and I LOVE IT! It has lots of room for baby gear, groceries and big hardware store purchases. :) The Routan is a good van, I would get one if it had a diesel in it. :D I'm just a diesel nerd though....

  5. That's funny because my hubby and I were just saying that our next car will probably have to be a van...of course with 3 kids its just about the only way LOL. We have a Explorer with third row seats right now, but we figure a van will have a little more room and maybe better gas mileage :-)
    Can't wait to hear what you pick and how you like it.


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