I love the look of Ikea, so when we finally got one here in MA, I was pretty excited. My husband's parents took us when they were in town (the had a rented car). The store is overwhelming - there is SO much stuff and if it is busy, that makes it even more confusing! I recommend going during a non-peak hour to insure a nonstressful shopping experience. Also, leave plenty of time for shopping, since the store is huge and full of many, many items. The prices there are great and you can even get there via public transporation (there is a bus that goes from the red line), although if you're buying large items, you will NEED a car. You will also need to set aside time to put together whatever you bought (if you purchase furniture). It is time consuming, but if you're trying to save money, well worth it!