The only way we were going to make it on our long roadtrip with 2 adults and 2 fairly good sized dogs was if we had enough space. All we needed was something simple, nothing fancy since we are talking about using it to transport our stuff, 2 hairy dogs and give everyone enough room to stretch out. After the roadtrip, it would probably see the pavement about once a week.
The Minivan Must Haves:
• Stow n go seats (for our stuff and future guests)
• Rear temperature controls (for the dogs)
• Dual temperature controls in the front (for our marriage)
Those simple 3 things could make everyone's lives much easier. Since my husband is part penguin and we NEVER can agree on the temperature of anything, the car, the house, the pool, even food sometimes something as simple as dual temperature controls really could be equal to a marriage counselor.
So the hunt began. You would think that it should be simple right? Well, not quite. I had a specific budget I wanted to stay within and everything I found had way more than we needed. After about a month of hunting, I had it down to 2 options. One here in town, within my budget, but more miles than I would like. Option 2 lower miles, higher price and out of town. So I consulted my husband, which really didn't care even though this will be his permanent vehicle. I can buy a vehicle without his input, but I could never buy him a cell phone. Priorities of a man that works from home. His advice: Option #2. What I bought: Option #1. Let's hope this story doesn't end with "I told you so...".