Comments on: Pimp My Ride — Family Edition http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:51:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Back in the saddle...and a few weekend links - SipsOfCoffey http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-4836062 Back in the saddle...and a few weekend links - SipsOfCoffey Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:09:45 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-4836062 [...] car, but it meets our needs at the moment.  The focus on utility and function reminded me of this fun post from years ago on [...]

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-458553 Heidi Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:56:54 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-458553 I was just reading this several years past the original post date and Honda has put a built in vacuum in the 2014 Odyssey Touring! Prophetic? Me thinks so.

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By: Analise http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-361783 Analise Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:09:12 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-361783 I have been following your blog on and off for years and just stumbled on this old post. Superb ideas! I am curious what you are driving now that you are a family of 8? I am pregnant with twins (which will bring us to 8 also) and we have been testing driving some options (there aren’t many :) Also if you know of any great twin blogs or websites I would sure love some recommendations! Thanks!

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By: Greta http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-300592 Greta Thu, 06 Oct 2011 23:50:41 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-300592 Hi. I just discovered your blog via Wise Craft.
I love everything about it.
This post has me cracking up and saying, YES!” at the same time.
We just had our 4th and a car such as you describe would be fabulous.
Can’t wait to read more.
Love from,
Greta

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By: Kristin http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-286018 Kristin Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:25:54 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-286018 Yes, I think it’s doable, but I also want some kind of invention that would automatically clean up the toddler crumbs from under and in the car seat, as well as automatically take off the carseat cover, wash it and put it back in the carseat the correct way.

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By: Sue http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-54064 Sue Sat, 11 Sep 2010 21:24:34 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-54064 LOVE your ideas. Where were you 20 years ago? Times have surely changed for the better! I’m a armorall wiper at stop lights also so now I know I’m not alone!

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By: Ryan http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-51663 Ryan Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:08:04 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-51663 Gabby, and since you like curved benches so much….we installed a curved bench in your curve bench! :)

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-49703 Lauren Thu, 19 Aug 2010 04:32:47 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-49703 That’s awesome about the Armor All at red lights! I thought mine was the only guy who did that!

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By: emily http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-43959 emily Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:15:15 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-43959 Yes, but what color would you paint it? And would it have FLAMES!?

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By: Marie-Celine Murawski http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-37651 Marie-Celine Murawski Thu, 27 May 2010 13:44:39 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-37651 sounds like a mom of 4′s dream here; I esp love the slide in underseat storage space which does not touch the floor so it can still be vacuumed. Hate to say it… but pure genius.

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By: Mommy in the Making http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-34776 Mommy in the Making Thu, 06 May 2010 18:03:43 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-34776 Love it :)

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By: alibop http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208651 alibop Sun, 23 Sep 2007 16:35:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208651 have you checked out the new Dodge Sprinter? It is made in Germany by Mercedes so it would take about 8 months for a custom van. It is quite a bit bigger than the VW but my husband just test drove one and said it seems less truck like than the chevy vans. I want one! But I want one with a PA system so I can communicate over all the noise. It would also be nice to have some sort of over head storage but l like the idea of underneath cubbies too.

Maybe in the future we will have family vans that are fueled solely by that garbage and trash they accumulate.

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By: EmilyS http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208652 EmilyS Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:58:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208652 You should all check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFE3B0Rje0

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By: the Moira http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208653 the Moira Wed, 15 Nov 2006 23:57:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208653 You forgot the neon lights under the car, and the tinted windows.

I hate my minivan, but I would buy this car.

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By: ashlynn http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208654 ashlynn Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208654 Please apply for the show or subbit your idea to HGTV – I would watch & love it.

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By: Namona http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208655 Namona Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:49:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208655 Will you please contact one of the big auto makers & apply for a job? I NEED the family vehicle you’ll design!!!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208656 Design Mom Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208656 Amy, if I had a nickel for every time Dodge uses one of my ideas. . .

Lizzy, I agree. I think it could be a whole series on customizing family cars. Espisodes could feature all kinds of scenarios. For the first time parent. For the owner of a big dog. For the family that’s way into skiing. For the family lives by the beach. For the family of twins. And on and on and on.

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By: Lizzy http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208657 Lizzy Fri, 20 Oct 2006 13:11:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208657 husku
absolutely! the bench idea is perfect…how about built in carseats that change into regualr seats nicely? TLC should do their own spin on this show for moms!

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By: amy http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208658 amy Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:54:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208658 -There should be a Dustbuster port that charges as the van runs, so it’s ready anytime.

Someone is going to steal this idea and then you will see it on the 2008 Dodge Caravan.

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By: Jenni http://www.designmom.com/2006/10/pimp-my-ride-%e2%80%94-family-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-208659 Jenni Fri, 20 Oct 2006 08:38:00 +0000 http://www.gabrielleblair.com//?p=2801#comment-208659 awesome, maybe they’d give you a job on that show as a designer, can’t you just see gabby pimpin’? they might want to slam it down to the ground a bit and put hydraulics in it tough. i think you thought of everything, perfect.

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