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Monday, April 27, 2009

Minivan

Soon...very soon...I'm taking the leap from 4-door Sedan to Minivan, and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! BUT, I cannot make up my mind which one I want. I'm undecided between the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. I find myself really leaning towards the Toyota...maybe because I like the way it looks externally...or maybe because its a TAD cheaper? Not sure...

Or maybe because it comes in the same color as my green eyes:


I don't see many of the green ones around here....the light blue and gold ones are EVERYWHERE! In fact, at our Toyota dealership, ALL 8 of the Siennas in stock are GOLD. ALL OF THEM!!! At least I would know this one was MINE! :-)

So what is your thought on the Toyota green? Terrible or kinda cool? Its honestly almost the exact color of my eyes...and green is one of my favorite colors. I wear A LOT of green and I'm now sporting a great green purse!

I'm also thinking about dark blue..... but I'm thinking the green might hide dirt better! The van I want has leather seats (heated front seats) and a DVD system, as well as power sliding doors. Its not a bad price because its an LE, but was upgraded with leather/DVD. It has about 25,000 miles on it. We'd have to drive to Dayton, OH, to look at it though...ugh!

I don't know why I'm getting excited...probably won't happen...

Edited to Add: I want a minivan to just plain make my life easier! Push a button and the side doors open- WOW! A built in DVD player so we don't have to lug ours everywhere! Extra seating so we can actually get more than the girls, Bob and me in the car...it would be nice to be able to carpool or take friends places or let my parents ride with us places. And eventually, the girls will want to start taking friends to Florida, which really is fine with me....but I need a place for that friend to sit! And if the girls and I decide to go to Florida with my mom and dad and Bob stays home to work, the minivan would allow us to go COMFORTABLY in one vehicle! Yeah!

5 comments:

Leia said...

I'm not as fond of the green, but it would set you apart. Why a minivan at all? Need more space? Plan to transport more kids around?

We have a Mercury Montego (Mercury's version of the Ford 500) and it has HUGE trunk space! I loved our mini van though - but I have to wait until I have more kids...

Emily said...

What I like about our Sienna is it is SO cushy on the inside. The seats are soft and comfy. My sister has an Odyssey and the seats are really hard and not comfortable at all.

Our Sienna is gold (ha ha) so I can't help you there. I think you can't go wrong with any of them!

Katie said...

jeolous!!! I want a minivan so bad it is kinda sick. They are so practical and kid friendly. IF and when we get one, we will get the Sienna because we need the AWD option which no other compares. And my husband's a toyota guy. I LOVE the Odyssey's look much better. Oh yeah, our's will be black or white. But I like green too.

Lanny said...

I like the green. I don't have a minivan (though it's probably next), but I do have a very common color SUV. I'm in carpool line with tons of clones, and almost every time I park somewhere, there's a clone within a few spaces. It's boring.

We're Toyota people, but dh comes from a Honda family. We're the outcasts now. :P We replaced a very high mileage Camry with another Camry (that now has about 110,000 miles on it). When it needs to be replaced, we'll probably get another Camry.

lovinsanta said...

I love our minivan... We have a Grand Caravan and we LOVE IT and it has the leather and DVD player. I "heart" the stow-n-go seats for traveling...they are awesome!

Sorry can't help on the color as my hubby will only buy from the US owned companies (support the US automobiles is how he was raised), and so far so good. Who knows he might have to change that belief soon :( We still get a discount thru his work so I can't complain. I don't think you can go wrong on any minivan they are great for kids!