We are actively looking for a new family car that hopefully we can get to purchase next year (budget willing!). Our current war car is older than both of my kids and longer than my marriage, COMBINED! The maintenance costs have skyrocketed the past few months na rin. We’ve replaced our war car’s alternator, aircon fans, starter, and there is a bump at the back of the car that I have not had fixed since….2007. Yown.
Anyway, we’re looking at models from the usual dealers and brands and have looked at used car lots too. Dan is still hopeful that he could find his dream family car in a used car lot (a white mini-van) hehehe. So when I found out that the SoMoms will get the opportunity to test drive a Chevy, I figured that it would be a great opportunity to test a brand that wasn’t even in our radar. When we were choosing between models that we could borrow, we took note of the Captiva right away because we felt that this model had all the elements we were looking for. We didn’t really consider SUVs because they were a bit too pricey and lacked the space we needed. Compact cars were out of the question just because we had to fit 7 people plus all our stuff. The Captiva, on paper, appeared to be perfect for our needs.
The Captiva was delivered on Sept 13, a Friday. Over the weekend, our goal was to use the car as we went about our usual weekend errands.
So on Saturday, we all piled into the Captiva. Driver, two yayas and us (Dan, David, Noah and me). All fit inside the car with lots of leg room to spare. Hindi pilit ang spacing!
This is all of us without Mang Jun, umuwi na sya haha 😛
Si Kuya and Dan muna 🙂
The third and second rows recline to a flat surface and individually at that. This provides a lot of flexibility with space (you can just use half of the third row and the strollers would fit, or you can fold both second and third rows to haul in luggges, balikbayan boxes, even furniture!) Even if we used the third row (where Ate Ann and Ate Mai are seated) there was still enough space for our groceries. For families like us who really value space, the Captiva is an awesome choice!