The Quintessential Family Car for Four
As opposed to Shari's recent quest for a 7-passenger Alternative to the Standard Mama Van, Erin seeks a suggestions as she transitions from a truck to a family car for four:
I have to give up my beloved truck for a family car that fits 2 children. I don't want to drive a minivan, even though so many people say they love them after they get past the stigma. I want something that sits pretty high off the ground for visibility, has enough cargo room to get my double jogger to Baby Boot Camp, and is as small and efficient as possible. It looks like the Honda Element might be my best bet, but I'm wondering whether the set-back rear seats makes it hard to load kids in and out of carseats. Does anyone have positive or negative experience with the Element as a family car? Any other recommendations?