3. More space. We loved our Toyota Camry Wagon (with its third seat in the back, we could transport seven people), and it had a lot of space for a car of its type, but when we went on a longer road trip or had very many suitcases, we would use a roof bag. With the van, we have plenty of room to spare.
4. Alarm system. We've never owned a car with a security system before, and it is nice to have an extra measure of security.
5. Lots of places to put cups. In fact, probably way more than we would ever need.
6. Leg room. I'm short and don't need that much leg room, but it's nice to be more comfortable on long drives.
7. Ability to transport more people. I had my first minivan mom moment last April when I transported my nine-year-old son and his school buddies from a movie theater home to have birthday cake. It was a trip! I loved listening to their conversation and banter.
8. More storage space. I love all the cubby holes in the van...places to store maps, books, CD cases, you name it.
9. Decent gas mileage for more options. Before I started researching minivans, I thought that they got horrendously low gas mileage. I was surprised to discover that, given their size, the gas mileage is not that much worse than a sedan or wagon. It's the SUVs that have the horrendous gas mileage.
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