We like to joke in my family that with five different people, we often have six opinions. So it is with the Chevrolet models that General Motors generously supplied to the TravelingMoms team at their annual retreat.
A group of highly opinionated moms test drove several new Chevys, either around the Walt Disney World resorts, or from their homes to the retreat, hosted by Disney.
Ohio TravelingMom Tonya Prater took a Chevy Malibu on a road trip from her Ohio home to Orlando. She was impressed by features like the car forward collision alert, 12 volt plug outlet in the backseat and the roomy trunk, but noted that her very tall family members didn’t have enough headroom. When Teresa Shaw drove the Malibu, she found cool features like the Chevrolet MyLink, a touch-screen display with GPS and hands-free smartphone plug in. Even better, there is a secret storage compartment behind the navigation display where you can hide your wallet.
Another mom, Lara DiPaola,made an even longer drive from Maryland in the Chevy Traverse. She heroically drove 30 hours round trip with her whole family in tow.
The Ohio TravelingMom said the lumbar support in the Malibu was an important feature in a car being used for long distance travel.
But moms do not give up their cool factor and need for style when they have kids. Chris Bird drove a red Corvette at Disney in her return to Fantasyland. She reminisced about her old convertible, a Chevy Cavalier, and vowed to get another convertible when her daughter is old enough to sit in the front seat.
These moms want it all: safety, style, room for kids and gear, top down, tunes playing. And while they all had different take-aways, praise and gripes, they all agreed on one thing; they’d happily drive a new Chevy.
Disclosure: Chevrolet provided cars for the test drives and was a partial sponsor of the TravleingMom Retreat. Opinions of TravelingMoms are their own.