Topper wrote:The 4Runner and Tacoma are different platforms, different suspensions and the 4Runner has a V8 option.
Topper wrote:ODB wrote:CFP! wrote:(And Ohdee, we dont need a brand new Silverado all slicked up!)
Yes you do!
Agree, double cab small pick up. Tacoma or Dodge, avoid the Chev, its junk. Put a canopy on the back so you have a safe place for the dogs and the interior isn't reupholstered with dog hair. You can also carry whatever larger supplies you buy. Kids get the back seat.
I believe Aaron liked his Tacoma and it worked well for his family.
I see no need for buying a buss so you can ferry everyone elses kids around.
CFP, think about putting dogs in your car between October and May.
Topper wrote:We looked at VW when we bought the wife's Matrix. Critically acclaimed, but every owner I asked complained of complicated (dealer only serviceable) and horrendously expensive repairs. As a result, we avoided Hitler's spawn.
SKYO wrote:I'd look for a used 7 passenger: Mazda CX9, Toyota Sequoia or Highlander, Acura MDX, Nissan Pathfinder or Armada.
Can get one of these for under $18K in the 2004-2007 range.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:CFP...... get yourself a one ton cube van. Put a couch in the back, a card table and a cooler. Mount a dvd player in it, bungy strap the kids to a couple comfy chairs and you are all set.