I would add gmc Acadia/Buick enclave.
Don't discount third row seating and center row captains chairs yet...
That GM has a brilliant chassis with an awesome direct injection 6 and 45k gets you a fully loaded brand new one. Don't forget that the car guy who green lighted that project and oversaw design worked for BMW in the 70s and was the guy who brought us the original 3 series...
Also...true Mom haulers are designed with 5 ft women in mind...they usually have power adjustable pedals. When you see a car with those, it will match the other cars in the pre school/elementary parking lot
As for 09 and above reliability they are rock solid. I have an 09 auto with 107k super commuter miles and it is the best and most reliable car I have ever owned.
Another user on here has a manual 09 with around 104k and he says the same thing.
This really is the ultimate e46 that had 10 years to fix every issue.
Last edited by x3brian; 12-30-2012 at 08:19 PM.