Yep, we're definitely in the same boat. Since my wife and I tend to buy our cars new and then drive them for 10 years, and our kids are getting older (oldest one a year away from driving age herself), my wife told me she doesn't want to drive a minivan for another 10 years! I can't say I blame her, so my choices are 1) keep the '97 GC longer or 2) buy an Acadia. I think we will keep the GC for a little while longer then spring for an Acadia sometime in the next 6-12 mos.97grandcaravan said:Hi Loach - we're in the same mode, migrating from a '97 Grand Caravan Sport to an Acadia.
I hauled 20 4x8 sheets of 5/8" plywood in our GC in one load, with the hatch shut, to board up all of our windows before Hurricane Rita. There were a number of other times I used this 4x8 capability for home improvement projects over the past 10 years. I definitely enjoyed that type of 'utility' which most CUVS and SUVs don't provide, and will miss it, but my wife has decided on the Acadia over another minivan.
How many bungee cords do you have? You could bungee the load from the body beneath the bumper to the front seat frame. Or, you could use an adjustable strap and strap the load to middle seats. :shrug:uptown said:Anybody got any suggestions on the best way to secure the sheets inside the acadia?