How many dads caved on getting a van?

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  1. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    So we had our third girl this past Friday. We had a 4Runner and 3 car seats in that thing is terrible.

    So. We got a van.

    But, the damn thing is actually awesome lol. So much more toys/room for the money.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Shag carpet and a waterbed for Scooby Doo?
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Oh back on my first marriage and right about the time my 1st son was coming (already had a step daughter) I broke down and bought one. Dodge minivan, 4 banger with a stick shift. What a colossal piece of shit that thing was. The vans of today are pretty stylish and don't really look like vans. Bottom line you have to do what is practical and best for you and your family. You can still have a Harley or Indian or whatever, maybe just a truck. I don't think I will ever be without a truck. Don't get a corvette, so cliche.
     
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    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Here is what sucks. I had saved to get myself a toy project car. Like a mustang. something for the weekends and a few track days. Slightly used etc.

    So I start showing my wife what I found and she goes, "I need more room".

    As if my soul wasn't enough.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I know how you feel, I have a 3 car garage and it has/had the perfect spot to put an old camaro. I wanted to find an old junker and just start restoring it but my teenager, well he was all about the finished product but didn't want any part of turning wrenches and sanding and packing bearings and the other fun stuff. Another dream down the hole. Stay strong brother.
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Never a van, but we were a single child family. My wife's mid-size SUV was big enough. Now he's out of the house and my wife is ready to go back to a car. I've never been a truck person, but I may have to learn.
     
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    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Yea that's the best part. Tearing it down and building it up. Driving it is fun as well. :/
     
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    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Always good to have some type of truck around.

    These days shit is just so expensive. I was at the Toyota dealership the past few days and this Tundra was 53K and didn't have leather. 53K for a damn truck.

    Ford has trucks going over 60K.
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I don't even consider big honking' trucks anymore. I've always driven V-8's but that 12 miles a gallon shit is getting old. I think one of these aluminum framed 6-cylinder trucks will be next. I've still got the '85 Chevy full-size pickup at the farm for random pulling and hauling locally. But I don't need that much size in a daily town truck or a road tripping truck. $50K is a lot for a truck, but they build them to last better these days if you don't get one loaded with plastic extras.
     
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    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Hey, its not a real truck unless it has a lift, big tiers and loud! Nothing like a raptor for town use :/
     

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