As soon as we got pregnant again we knew we would have to end up getting a new and bigger car. We just weren't sure exactly what we wanted. But over the past several months our new car criteria started to get narrowed down. It got narrowed down to 2 main things: it couldn't be big and bulky (since I was so used to driving a car) and it had to have 3 rows so that we could grow into it if we ever decided to have a 3rd child mainly because I will likely drive this new car until the wheels fall off, we wanted to make sure it had 3 rows so we didn't have to eventually buy a new one in 3-4 years.
The only two SUV's that we liked, looked at and test drove were the Mercedes GL and the Lexus GX. They both had exactly what we wanted. But the Lexus won due to the 20K price difference.
And as of last Monday (exactly a week ago) we are new owners of a Lexus GX 460 Luxury and couldn't be happier. Although....we were LOVING not having a single car payment for several years. Ha.
Last Saturday, while my parents watched Boston, we did most of the "car shopping" and decision making. Then on Monday morning we headed back over to sign the papers and drive our car home. But since we didn't have a sitter on Monday we brought the little guy with us. We signed our life away...I mean, our paperwork, while he played his learning apps on the iPad.