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What car should I buy for a family of six?

*This week’s question comes from one of our own staff. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.*

Its time! My Ford Windstar has over 100,000 miles, the automatic doors do not work anymore, and it cost me a new transmission about three years ago. I never miss an oil change and believe cars should not be disposable items to be replaced every few years, but the time has come to “pimp a new ride.”

Here is the equation:

– Must fit six comfortably. (This means some crossovers are off the list; a six-year-old with his knees in his chest is not comfortable.)
– Affordable
– Fuel efficient
– And, yes, I would prefer to help our economy and buy American, if possible

Can all these factors = my new family car?

After extensive research, I am leaning towards the Honda Pilot, for reliability mostly. But I’m having trouble with it not being American, although I can be convinced because it is put together in the U.S. I am looking for feedback, especially if you own a car that fits this description.

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