I'm in the 2 kids under 3 phase myself, but my wife has the 3rd-row-SUV and stays home with them. On weekends its rare that we take my full-size sedan anywhere now, so even though I'd save gas (assuming I EVER get my CT) we'll still just take The Beast. I drive 65 miles/day commuting, and hate the car I'm in. Will I wish I had more room so that we could take the CT on trips? Sure, but how often is that? If I have to take the kids with me someplace, either I can take her car or it'll be for short trips and there won't be luggage.