When you have a quickly growing family, buying important things such as cars becomes much more of a process. Back when my partner and I were in our early 20’s, we never had to worry about things like having a high performing heating, cooling and ventilation unit in the car. All that we had to take time to consider was the color and how fast it could go! Now that I am a parent of three, those days are long gone. With a growing family like us, it is important to have a car that has the capacity to keep everyone comfortable. This includes having enough space, a proper heating and cooling unit, and enough room for one or two extra people. If you live in the north or the midwest, it is also a very good idea to choose a car that has four wheel drive and a backup system for the heating unit in case you get stuck in a snowstorm on the side of the road. With every extra requirement and security feature added to the list, the variety of car goes down, and the price goes up. Don’t get me wrong, my partner and I love the idea of having a vehicle that will keep our growing family safe and warm enough all year round, but boy do I miss getting caught up worrying about the little things like the shiny and state of the art features, and not about how often I will have call the HVAC company to replace the heating and cooling unit.