Thinking of selling my van
Whatever you do, dont buy a mini van. Sure they are small and look handy, but a couple of years from now and possibly a couple more kids and that van will look, well, mini. Buy the 12 passenger E350 now, pull the back rows out when you need to and you will have a vehicle for all the "raising a family" years. The 2008 and up models actually have very good anchors for child seats/ booster seats.
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