11.28.2007

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

The Dodge has left the building.

Yes people, no more minivan. I'm so bummed. It was really fun driving around in a top of the line vehicle ~ something I'll probably never do again.

The car was awesome, although I have to admit, all the bells and whistles were hard to figure out. I don't have a DVD player in my car, or a navigation system, or satellite TV, or seats that fold away with the push of a button. I'm technologically challenged (just ask my husband), so knowing how to work all of these things was a little confusing for me.

I LOVED that whenever you put the car in reverse, a camera catches everything behind the car. It automatically pops up on the screen and you can see whether you're about to run over your child's bike or a garbage can, which I've been known to do.

The interior was nice and roomy and there's lots of storage for little things like tissues and wipes and videos and cd's and all the things that seem to accumulate when you have kids.

I just wish it cost a little less. I guess you get what you pay for with big ticket items like cars and houses and all that. I do know that I definitely want a minivan for my next car. I used to cringe every time I thought about driving one. I feel to young to drive one, like that makes any sense. I'm so over that though because I NEED the room and the comfort of a minivan.

What do you drive?

P.S. Thanks to the folks at Matchstick and Dodge for letting me drive the 2008 Dodge Caravan. I loved it!

2 comments:

carrie said...

My sister just got a Caravan (but without all the bells and whistles!) and she loves it too - and I'm kind of on the same boat as you were, minivan? No way.

But we have a Volvo stationwagon...so that is pretty "soccer mom" in it's own way. I guess I just need to realize, I have "arrived" as a Mom.

Betty25 said...

That's so cool you got to drive it for a whole week! I wish my car had a camera to show what was behind me when I backed up...I could really use that. The Sirius TV and DVD player would be so nice to have for long road trips, too.