So there you have it. We have a new van, and I clearly have the best in-laws a gal could ask for. And I also have to say that I feel like a rich person when I drive it. (To clarify, I feel like the kind of rich person who drives a minivan.) It has leather seats, smells like 'New Car,' has removable waterproof floor mats (even in the very back!) and makes that expensive clicky-sound when the turn signal is on (a sound I only know about from being in a nice rental car once or twice). It even has this crazy pop-up shelf system thing in the back to increase the capacity for corralling groceries. I know these are all 'cup holder'-type considerations when examining a car, so I will also say that it has low mileage, no rust, and has had only one previous owner, but GROCERY STORAGE, Y'ALL. It's my jam.
Needless to say, we love the newest minivan voorst and are so grateful to Todd's parents for their generosity.