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    Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    The first 8 passenger that is somewhat affordable for us. Sienna 2012, with 80k KM (50k miles). This is a co-worker who constantly upgrades his cars, and takes excellent care of all his possessions.

    We kept looking for generation 2 Sienna, but nothing decently priced.

    3 in backless; the oldest two might fit with no booster. We'll need to try. In small cars they 5 stepped for a year already.

    1 FF, and 2 RF


    Should we buy it?

    Thanks so much!

    (I see my signature doesn't show up due to it being mobile. Oldest 2 are 10-11, next is 8, then 6,3,1)
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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    I would, absolutely. A 2011+ Sienna is what I'm personally leaning toward as my next vehicle as well. I think it would suit your needs nicely.


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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    Assuming you're not planning any more, and you plan to ERF the 1 year old, too? Yeah, that should work. You might have to buy some new car seats to make it work, but you'll probably never have more than 2 kids at a time needing tether anchors (and maybe only 1 tops), so the 3 tether anchor limitation should be very manageable.

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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    We are planning on more, but I will NOT drive a bigger car, though My DH has no problem with that. This is our last car, I hope.

    At this point, I don't think we will have more than 3 harnessed seats at a time, based on my kids ages. (In the past, I had more harnesses seats at once.) I RF till about 5, and FF till 7-8. One of my biggest issues with my Dodge, is the 3 TT. This car, though has the 8th seat, and I am almost sure my 2 older kids will 5 step, based on what I've read here.

    The seating arrangement I'm thinking of is Keyfit, older child, RF Roundabout.

    Back row: Backless Parkway, FF Foonf, older child- with or without booster - depending on size.

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    13 and 12 - 5 Stepping;
    10 and 8 - Booster; 5 - FF Foonf;
    3 - RF Roundabout; 5/18 - KF

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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    I'm confused. You have 6 kids, you're planning more, but you hope this will be your last car? Or are some of these kids not yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgenne View Post
    I'm confused. You have 6 kids, you're planning more, but you hope this will be your last car? Or are some of these kids not yours?
    They're all mine! I can't drive a bigger car- I get lost in it, and it isn't often that we go somewhere all together.

    I just drove it, and it's so much smoother than the Dodge GC. What a difference! We'll be getting it later this week.
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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    We got our car! Finally got rid of the Dodge.
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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    Congrats!

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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    How are things fitting with all the seats and boosters? Can you show us pics? We need to uprade our Dodge CV as well but can't afford brand new.

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    Re: Sienna 2012- 8 passenger

    It is a bit of musical chairs, depending on the situation. For a long trip, we had the 3 younger ones in the back, and 1 booster, 2 5 stepping in the middle.

    Typical day, Roundabout is in the back, with the Foonf, booster on the other side.

    My 6 yr. old wants to sit in the middle now, so I'm going to put him in 1 Captain's chair, and will put the baby in a convertible in one of the other seats in the next few days, so I can update more once it's changed.
    13 and 12 - 5 Stepping;
    10 and 8 - Booster; 5 - FF Foonf;
    3 - RF Roundabout; 5/18 - KF

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