New car, 8 cats -- any advice?
This year our car lease will be up and we'll be looking at leasing a new vehicle for the next 4 years. Last September we had to evacuate from a hurricane with our 8 cats in the car, and it was not a pleasant experience. Twenty-one hours on the road with 4 cat carriers, 2 of which had to hold 3 cats. They were good-sized, but not for 21 hours, and needless to say we were extremely cramped, even though we were in a 2002 Impala with the rear seats down.
My question is, what would be the best kind of vehicle to have in case we have to do this again? There's only my husband and myself, so normally we wouldn't need a van or other large vehicle, and with the price of gas the way it is, I hate the thought of getting anything larger than a mid-size. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good vehicle, or maybe some advice on how to evacuate more wisely?