Which car for 3 children?

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  1. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    Ok, Im going to have to have a new car sometime soon!

    This is a list of needs....................

    *Must have 3 full seatbelts in the back....needs to fit 2 car seats and 1 booster seat.

    *Must have good boot space.......will need a double buggy.

    * Must be diesel, pref TDI.

    And the ideals....

    * Preferably not a people carrier.

    * Not brand new, cant afford much.


    Come on then.......Any ideas??
     
  2. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    We have a Vectra SRI, but want a Kia Sedona (people carrier) xx
     
  3. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    if u have 2 carseats in the back a booster is not needed :D i cant remember where i read that but i will check!
     
  4. Imi

    Imi .

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    I have a vaxhall zafira!

    Best car i have EVER owned! i have 2 car seats a double buggy and a seat down in the back!!!

    xxx
     
  5. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    What year is it Imi??
     
  6. Imi

    Imi .

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    2003 ..... i think or is it 2004??

    Mines unleaded though but dn't forget if you have an Au-pair you gonna need one with 7 seats optional!!

    xxx
     
  7. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    But imi the boot space isnt good,best all round car is the Renault Scenic
    bex
     
  8. Imi

    Imi .

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    See now i haven't found boot space at all bad TBH!

    But that me, i got everything in i need and more plus you can slide the front 3 seats foward so i get extra space.

    xxx
     
  9. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    I have just looked on the 'What Car' website and they suggest the Zafira for the best 2nd hand MPV.
    I have a VW Passat at the minute ( and an Alfa Romeo 147, which is the one to go!) I love my VW's and looked at a Sharan, but dunno if we could afford one.
    But I really really dont want a MPV. I have no idea why!!
    Sell them to me !!
     
  10. Imi

    Imi .

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    Now i have found it to be:

    Practical
    Comfortable
    Easy to drive
    Affordable
    Fuel Efficant
    Maddie LOVES it she is higher up and can see out of the window
    The space is GREAT
    We have a top box for holidays
    We arn't "squished"

    I never had one before and i hate driving the focus now lol!!

    xxx
     
  11. bexxie

    bexxie Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I bought a Scenic is in case of an accident there is no car safer,it has 11 air bags in vehicle,hidden cubby holes,air conditioned glove box which is ideal for bottles (milk),drinks etc

    The boots space is HUGE I get my Bugaboo,weeks worth of shopping and Chloes bike in there,the seat and leg room in the rear is massive and my six foot freind can stretch his legs comfy.

    New it cost us around £25 K but you can get a 1.9 TDI second hand for around 4K up which is dirt cheap.

    I get 45% discount from all Vauxhall cars but still wouldnt have one. So dont know what that tells you really

    Bex
     
  12. Iwantone!!!

    Iwantone!!! Well-Known Member

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    are u having twins then if u ve 3 babies
     
  13. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    No hun. I have a step son who is 7, so needs a booster seat.

    But now you have made me think.......best not buy anything till after my 12 week scan JUST INCASE there are 2 babies!!
     
  14. Imi

    Imi .

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    LOL .......

    Hels you got twins in the family then lol??

    xxx
     
  15. Trinity

    Trinity Well-Known Member

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    We have just bought the Renault Scenic diesel .. its fabby!! Sooo economic, comfortable and loads of room. Deffo recommend it.
     
  16. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    Errrrr....Yes as a matter of fact Imi!
     
  17. Imi

    Imi .

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    I'd leave off till you had that scan sweetie lol!!!

    xxx
     
  18. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    we have nissan x-trail, which gets 1 baby car seat and 2 car seat/boosters in the back. Plenty of boot space, we got petrol, OH said diesel was heavy to drive so u would need to takw out and try.

    Glad u like Zaffira 'cos that is an option to trade mine up to in a few years, will need 7 seater especially if i get my way and we have another. Only problem is we'll need a grockle box for when we visit family.
     
  19. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    I like the Xtrail Caroline, but all the ones Ive seen are really high milage. one was a 53 plate with 130k!
     
  20. Caroline

    Caroline Proud Mum of 4

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    phew thats a lot of miles, ours was an 04 plate with 6,000 miles on clock was like new.
     

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