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Old 06-09-2019, 12:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
And wanting a vehicle capable of fulfilling needs that only come up a couple times a year.

My sister and her husband were recently shopping for a new (used) car. They don't have any kids yet, but they wanted a vehicle big enough for when family comes to visit and for bulky purchases like furniture, situations that'll likely only happen a handful of times a year. I tried talking her into something like a Camry or Accord and just rent or borrow a bigger vehicle as needed. They ended up getting a 2007 Honda Pilot 4WD, which is capable of 20mpg highway.
Should've gotten a Sienna, capable of 30 MPG highway lol!

My family used the passenger and storage capacity in that van pretty regularly until I got my own car and began driving myself places. Then the vehicle was too large, and a whitetail deer decided it was time for the family to upgrade to a Prius. Double the fuel economy and still has plenty of storage when it's needed.

Bigger is not always better.
2013 Toyota Prius C (my car) 65 MPG
2015 Mazda 3 iTouring Hatchback w/ Tech Package (wife's car) 40 MPG
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