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What It's Really Like Car Shopping For a Family Vehicle

Jul 21 2014 - 6:44am

There's a common belief that as soon as you have kids, you have to trade in the keys of your current car for those of a "family" car, and with that, you lose every ounce of your cool factor. And while that may be the case for some, many of us aren't quite there yet. But there does come a time when three car seats just won't fit in the backseat of your current car, or you just need more space so you can participate in car pools. When that happens, it's time to trade on up for a family vehicle. Read on to see the highs and the lows of the car-buying process.

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There comes a moment when you realize you need a bigger vehicle.

But you are not going to get a minivan. Too cliché. Too dorky. Too suburban.

So you go car shopping and fall in love with the latest sports car . . .

. . . But the salesman says he has something else to show you.

He shows you the automatic doors on the minivan . . .

So great for when your hands are full and when it's raining out.

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Oh, and check out that third row and the built-in screens!

Perfect for family trips to grandma's house!

And don't even get me started on all of that space!

Everyone can stretch out, and there will be less bickering in the car!

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You begin convincing yourself that you'll still be cool if you drive a minivan.

You're not 100 percent convinced, but you know it is the best option for your family.

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It will only be for a short time, while the kids are in car seats and such.

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You buy the minivan.

You drive your minivan around for a bit and decide it really is cool.

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