For better or for worse, we had to buy a new car. Erika was in a hit and run, rear-end collision while driving the civic, and the car was totaled. After a month of half car-less, half borrowing Mom's car, we finally picked the perfect car. Kevin did a lot of research and decided the Hyundai Sonata is a great car, a great value, with high safety ratings. He even knew the exact price he would pay. It took a week of internet haggling, but he got a deal he could settle on. We wouldn't usually buy new, but there were not any good deals on the 2010-2012 models. So with the 2013 being just a little more expensive, we went with that.
The kids like it, but already have their dirty little footprints all over the interior.
Not bad lookin' for a family car!