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Hi, I\*m a stay at home mom and my husband is an art teacher. We have never purchased a new car. Both of our cars are 10 years old and we are anticipating having to buy a new car soon to accommodate a new addition to the family. My husband drives a 1998 Nisson Sentra. Currently, I am driving a two door 1999 Honda civic. I love the car but hate squeezing myself in an out of the backseat to put my two-year-old in the car. Our family lives by the beach in Florida, we surf, play soccer and travel to the Mt. in North Carolina twice a year to ski and visit family. We don\*t need bells and whistles. The design of the car doesn\*t have to be the prettiest just a good dependable wagon/van that is safe, good on gas mileage, has storage space and won\*t cost an arm and a let to fix if something breaks. We were thinking at used foresters or Volvos? What are your thoughts? Thanks, Kenya

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Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Try our "compare cars" on the askpatty website. You can also use www.autotrader.com to compare different vehicles. Since they would be used vehicles they may have other people's opinions about the vehicle's as well. Good Luck!

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