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    Dec 2012

    New(ish) minivan on a budget

    Asking for a friend who is suddenly realizing that she needs a minivan pretty much immediately.

    She has a newborn and a large dog, and is planning 1-2 more children. They prefer newer rather than older vehicles, and based on her husband's preferences and their budget, they're pretty much limited to a recent year of the T&C or the 2015 Sedona. (They'll look at older used Hondas and Toyotas if neither of these works out, but they want to try this first.)

    Am I imagining that the 3rd row seat belts in the T&C/Caravan got fixed in 2014? Or maybe I'm just off by a year?

    Also, she rode in a 2015 Sedona, and was unclear on a couple things:

    1) Is it true that the 8th seat has a shoulder belt that can be detached, so it can have just a lap belt? I told her that's brilliant if it's true (she didn't actually try to detach it, it just looked like it to her), but Google is finding nothing about it.

    2) She said the head rests and seats in the 3rd row were awful for comfort. The seats were too narrow, and the head rests didn't come up high enough and pushed her head forward. I assume she knows what she's talking about when it comes to hip room, but based on pictures, I'm betting she didn't manage to raise the head rest all the way. Has anyone played with the 3rd row? How is it for car seats?

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