Originally Posted by shikataganai
I'm lucky in that my wife would rather not have a "prestige brand" anything, and she's totally game for a minivan if/when we get to the three kid point. Two is fully doable in a large two-row vehicle, IMO.
We seriously thought of upgrading my wife's honda fit when our second boy was on the way. After really thinking about it, We did something a bit different, we upgraded our car seats instead. We currently have two Sunshine kid's car seats (now Dino). These car seats are amazing. I can sit comfortably in the back seat of our fit with both kids buckled down. (36 waist). Mind you the rear facing is in the middle and the oldest is behind the drivers side. I will still have room to sit in the back when the chair flips to front facing, but by then our third should be on the way and we will have to sit in the front... They are good up to 65lbs and we will use them for booster seats for our kids. They even have side impact protection
I will never ever get one of those kid carrier type car seats. My boys are to big, and besides i don't mind wearing them. its easier on my wrist and back. I sometimes feel lie a marsupial, but my back and wrist thanks me for it constantly. Heck, our stroller is a double wide and it folds flatter than a small golf club bag.
I'm currently dreaming of my wife upgrading a bit to a C-Max. It will be perfect for our fledgling family.