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Poll #1059226 Car Choice

Which car should I buy (and why?)

Dodge Grand Caravan
Honda Odyssey
Chrysler Town & Country
Toyota Sienna


( 11 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )
Sep. 22nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Either the Dodge or the Chrysler (leaning towards the T&C). Why? Two words: Lifetime Warranty.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
I second.
Although I want a Volvo for safety, I would choose the one that I can get in and out of easily.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Why the hell do you think I'm qualified to help you pick your car? If it were up to me, I'd go for the one with the leopard print interior.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
It's obvious you want something "family friendly" in size, etc.

I suggest either the Audi wagon (fast as hell), Volkswagen Touraeg, or the Mercedes M class.

Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Sienna - Great Commercials
Although I would have the safest vehicle I could afford, probably a Volvo, I really like the Toyota Sienna commercials, who would have thought that anyone could have such great music and "drift" a mini-van, inspired thought. Regardless what you buy, enjoy driving it and be happy with your selection.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
I love my Grand Caravan. Love love love, and I don't even have one of the fully-loaded ones (mine's fairly stripped down). The Stow n Go seats are awesome, and having ridden and driven both the Grand Caravan and the Odyssey (a 2001), the seats are much more comfortable in the Dodge. At least the front seats. Not sure if I noticed a difference in the back seats (though in both of them, I've only been in the very back row, b/c there are always kids in the middle row). The front seats on the Odyssey are not as deep and/or sit more upright. I feel like I'm having to lean forward in them.

Oh...and even though the middle row of seats on mine are not Stow n Go, I still have the compartments in front of them where they WOULD store, if they were Stow n Go, and that makes some AWESOME storage space (when ya gotta make the interior of the car presentable, it's very easy to just shove stuff down there ;) ).

Honda has the rep, and my brother told me to not buy a Dodge product (I come from a Ford family, through and through), but in a year and a half, I have had no non-routine issues with my Caravan. It's a 2005, and I bought it in '06.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
(And I think you should have made the Chrysler and the Dodge just one option, since they're the same in almost all respects ;) Otherwise, I wish I could vote for two, in order to mark both of them.)
Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
We opted for the Sienna over the Odyssey mostly due to driver's seat comfort. We could NEVER feel like we had the seat adjusted right in the Honda EX-L. In the Sienna, it felt so much better and we could actually SEE the speedometer. The steering wheel in the Odyssey seemed like it must be for some woman who was 5'4". Our arms never felt right - like there was no place to put them and the dinky captains area between the two front seats sucked.

One word of advice if you go for the Sienna - if you get the AWD version - insist on different tires. The run-flat tires are still a joke these days and a waste of time and money. Who cares if the tires get you to the next town/gas station when you might have to special order the damn tires ? Not every model has a spare tire on it either - you want to make sure you have a donut somewhere.

We mostly went for the Sienna/Odyssey for repair history and for resale value. Those things hold value like nobody's business.

If you want to compare the cars at consumer reports - let me know and I'll give you my login for it.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
get the BMW X3. why? you only live once.
Sep. 22nd, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
i want a 2001 odyssey. because they have lots of space.
but, it has to be long, black and monolithic...
Sep. 23rd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
I've always owned Hondas - love them, don't think I'd ever buy another brand (well, unless I could ever afford an Audi TT). :) I've never had any problems with Hondas.
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