Yet Another Turin Family Automotive Dilemma thread. When wife was looking to replace her subcompact we were pushing for a large sedan but hoping to have 3 young kids soon. Wound up with a new Honda Odyssey at a big bite of the wallet. We now have an almost 2 year old and a 12 day old. Planning on another around the same timeframe. Issue is that new recommendations/law is carseat till 6, then booster and carseats ain't small. After we tested and figured that a Taurus was too narrow to fit three of the behemoths across in one row, we went for the van. I was driving a Ranger, sold it and driving an old Grand Marquis that I'm planning on passing to my niece. My plan was to get a supercrew F150, new(er) enough to have bluetooth, as it gives us the utility of the truck and is wider than any car out there. Essentially one of the only vehicles to fit three big carseats without going 3rd row. But that gets us back to another 30k vehicle, and I'm a cheapass. Starting to lean towards picking up a fun 1986 Ford F150 singlecab with 100k miles that is a single owner truck coming from the city fire dept for 2k. I don't need the truck daily, but probably monthly+. Then I can pick up a midsize(fusion?) decently equipped for ~15k and save a bunch of money and get better mpg. Only big flaw is I am maintaining a cool but old truck, and midsized sedan isn't super feasible for 3 kids until they get out of the damn safety cages. Also I don't get a behemoth ecoboost or fancy v8, just an old 5.8 liter windsor 351 that gets 11 mpg. tldr?