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    Good Family Vehicle?

    My mom totaled her van and we are looking for a new family vehicle. She doesnt want another van. My parents want to stay around $8,000 or less. What is a good family vehicle?


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    I would vote for the reputable sedans...Accord, Camry, Altima, etc. They should be able to find something in the 2002 - 2006 model range, I would think. --Jeremy

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    we need something with seating room, like a small SUV or something like that, not a car.

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    How many passengers, and how tall/wide are the passengers?

    Up to four people, you have lots of choices. Five people will be squeezed in many vehicles.

    The 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx is unusual for a car, in that it has a huge amount of front and rear seat legroom and headroom. The Maxx version has a lot more interior space than the sedan version of the same Malibu.

    The rear seats even slide forward and back and recline, just like front seats normally do. A non-movable glass panel above the rear seats is standard equipment, and makes the back seat feel even more spacious.

    On my model the driver pedals are moveable toward/away from the driver, and the steering wheel is also adjustable, as is the seat. Any driver size can get comfortable in this car.

    The standard 3.5 liter engine produces rather good fuel economy, and moves the car along smartly. The SS model is quicker, but burns much more fuel.

    Visibility is good in all directions, and the long wheelbase makes for a decent ride even on rough roads.

    It is not a luxury car - it is a straight-forward work-a-day type car that can carry a lot of people and/or stuff. I have a 2005 Maxx.

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    subaru wagon is a good choice. Very reliable and AWD and usually cheaper than honda/nissan/toyota

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    For that price try a KIA.

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    nothing korean made for me!

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    For that price you could find a good clean Tahoe. Mileage may be close to 100K in that price range but the 5.3 will last a long time if taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Thunder View Post
    For that price try a KIA.
    I hate Kia's.

    I have five people in my family. Two little sisters, then my mom and dad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    ...I have five people in my family. Two little sisters, then my mom and dad...
    Find a Malibu Maxx in your area, and go sit in the back seat. Slide the rear seats back as far as they will go, and see what you think.

    2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT

    2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU MAXX

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