"No, we will never have a minivan, never. We are not minivan people."
We uttered that sentiment countless times. Countless. Never. We will never have a minivan.
The little scratch off card came in the mail a month or so ago - scratch off here and see if you win!
We dug out the quarters and scratched, scratched away and wouldn't you know, three in a row! Our card was a winner! $25,000 cash! A new car! What would it be?
Sure we read the fine print; we knew it might be a $2 bill. In fact, we were expecting it to be a $2 bill. But I sent him in anyway because, hey, it was $2 more than we had in our pocket.
An hour after he left the house he called me, slightly annoyed: "I am just now leaving the dealership."
"Hahaha! You got sucked in!"
"Of course I got sucked in, they don't just hand the $2 bills out."
"So, it was a $2 bill?"
"Yes, it was a $2 bill."
That evening he came home and I heard something I never, ever expected out of him: "Kate, those minivans are really nice."
"Well, yeah, the guy came over and he was a big burly guy, a hunter - he had camo on - and I asked him 'what do you have that would fit three, maybe four, kids and a 120 pound dog?' And he took me to the minivans. I told him No and he said, 'Look at me, I drive one of these, just look at them' and you know what? They are pretty sweet."
So here's my advice to all you kids, advice you've probably heard a million times: never use the word never.
Our current car is a piece of crap. Seriously, a total money pit piece of crap. It has been since Day 1. We can't make it another year - the air conditioning goes out EVERY summer - and to get through the winter we would need new tires, an investment I don't think we're willing to make. So it looks like we are in the market for a new vehicle, probably soon. So tell me, minivan owners, yay or nay?
The dealership Collin was at was a Honda, so he was looking at an Odyssey, I'm not married to any particular brand but I am interested to hear what Honda owners think - we've never had one. Collin has a Nissan Titan which we have been very happy with so a Nissan Quest is also on the 'want to look at list' and of course we'll probably still look at a couple of the large SUV's just to make sure those are out....but I'm interested, what info can you tell me about minivans? Because this girl is never going to own one, except, well, maybe....