How many dads caved on getting a van?

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  1. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Agreed. I drove a Lexus sedan before I had kids. I loved that car. Never had a problem and when it's time for basic maintenance, you get a loaner, they bend over backwards to keep you happy.

    Definitely go with leather. Cloth never holds up and it retains stains, smells.
     
  2. bhelmLSU

    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    I lease and I am currently in a Jeep Cherokee and really like it. No issues so far and I will be on warranty until the lease expires and I will likely get another one.
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    If you get into a car with leather seats that has been in the sun for a while on a hot day while wearing shorts you need to put a towel or something on the seat first or risk a major scorching,
     
  4. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Lol, that is a fact. It doesn't even need to be all that hot, just in the sun.
     
  5. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    This is absolutely the truth. My Expedition has air conditioned seats, which I love, and even though I don't love heaters, the heated seats do come in handy in North Texas a number of times during the winters here.
     
  6. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    And that's you speaking from California. Imagine sitting on leather that's been baking in the 110 degree Texas sun for 8 or so hours.

    I've screamed in severe pain more than once when wearing a dress or skirt.
     
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I prefer cloth seats because they breathe. Leather and vinyl don't breathe and your back and seat stay clammy. I put some cheap covers on them when I'm camping or doing other wise dirty work to keep them clean. And I put Scotchguard on new cloth seats. it really helps with spills and such.
     
  8. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    But you've not had to transport children across country with cloth seats. No amount of Scotchguard will protect against things like your three-year-old vomiting all over the back seat after smelling the sea air in Galveston, for instance. Or nosebleeds driving through the mountains in Arkansas, for another instance. :D
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I would probably be arrested for kenneling them . . .
     
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  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Vans used to be cool. These look like they could be on the starship Enterprise
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