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What is the best family car? We can only afford under $5000. We have 1 kid and 2 big dogs.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Ri, Since you mentioned your 2 big dogs, I am going to assume that you bring the dogs when you drive your car. If this is correct, it sounds like you need a station wagon, a SUV or a Van. These type of vehicles can be difficult to find in your price range depending on where you live. You might want to see if you could find a Saturn station wagon, A Grand Cherokee or Dodge Caravan. BUT, you MUST, MUST, MUST have the vehicle brought to a professional mechanic for a THOROUGH inspection. I

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