Escape the Minivan Rut

Being a parent is hard enough. Especially since life doesn’t come with instructions. Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding at the same time. There’s a lot of information and opinions in this world on how we “should” and “shouldn’t” raise our children. In the end when it comes to parenting we need do what we feel is best for our own families. 

Having children changes our life in so many ways. If you have a big family there may be a few challenging moments. One of those challenges is finding the right vehicle that will safely hold everyone comfortable, and feels right for all. You have also got to make room for the the car seat(s), toys, diaper bag, and snacks. At this point a two-door just won’t cut it. The last thing you want is to run out of room and be cramped up in a tiny car.

Escape the Minivan Rut

Most importantly you have to choose a vehicle that is safe, and reliable. That shouldn’t be to hard in today’s market with so many good looking cars that are fuel-efficient, innovations in safety, full of technology, great handling, and more. Some moms are trying hard to escape the Minivan rut. When you have 2 kids already and one on the way, some might feel pressured into buying a Minivan. When there are so many more options available you don’t have to settle for what you don’t want. No more worrying on whether the dreaded Minivan will  make you feel you have lost what “cool” you have left. 

Whether you want a classic SUV, or great looking crossover chances are you’ll be able to find just the right vehicle for you and your family at Troy Ford. For example: the 2016 Ford Flex SE is a great fit for a big family. This will make for the perfect vehicle for families looking for a fun, roomy car that seats 7! Also good for road trips and family vacations. Includes lots of storage space, room to carpool. There are so many options. 

Choosing a family car is a huge decision. Be sure to ask yourself these questions when searching for the right size vehicle for the family:

  • How much is your budget for a new or used car?
  • How many children do you already have and do you plan to have more?
  • Do you take a lot of road trips? 
  • Do you need to have good gas mileage?
  • How do you feel about a taller vehicle with elevated seats?
  • How important is it to you that your car be easy to maneuver and/or park?
  • Do you need a lot of storage space?
  • Do you have lots of company or do any carpooling? 
  • Do you do a lot of off road traveling? 

Do you have a big family? What kind of car are you looking for? 


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