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01/04/2014 at 11:37
No i'm not up the duff but I always thought i'd like 3 kids (altho, i'm not so sure at the mo, 2 is enough for now!) However our car is going for MOT tomorrow and as its 18yr old and cost an arm+leg last year in repairs, we're thinking it might time to get shot of it.
The sensible half of me says we should sell my horse trailer and buy a 'normal' family car that is cheaper in repairs/parts and does more MPG. The non-sensible side wants to get another whacking great 4X4 capable of towing 2 massive horses (i only own one at the mo and he is on the verge of retirement due to ringbone/various issues!)
Whatever we get needs to be future proof i.e. can take 3 carseats ...... any thoughts or recommendations?
01/04/2014 at 12:39
We have a Megane (61 plate) and i reckon it's capable of taking 3 car seats if it needed to. My inlaws have 3 car seats in a Mercedes B Class.
01/04/2014 at 12:51
Okay thanks. I dont think our budget will stretch to anything that new - we have approx 3k plus whatever our current car is worth (was offered 750quid for it the other day!, might be able to get a few more quid, but not much more)
01/04/2014 at 13:07
You might be able to get more if you scrap it? i know there were scrappage schemes about, but don't know if they're still on the go or not. You used to be able to get £1k if your car was over 10 years old.
Even just as a guide for you. looking at Vauxhall Merivas, Zafiras or Citroen Picassos, or Renault Scenics? They might be a good size, and you can get used ones at £2-3k from Arnold Clark.
01/04/2014 at 13:34
01/04/2014 at 13:46
I have three seats in the back of my Renault Scenic (a HBB, stage 123 and an infant carrier).
01/04/2014 at 14:04
We both have one child from our first marriages and now have a 4 week old so we needed a car with three car seats! After extensive research by my partner the best we could find was the Renault scenic - we actually got a grand scenic so it has 2 extra seats in the back as we potentially might try for another in a year or so... However we don't use the back 2 seats as the three car seats fit comfortably in a row. The scenic is also the same width so we'd have had that if there wasn't a chance we might have another child in the future.
01/04/2014 at 14:08
Also just to mention some of the cars you'd think would fit don't so it's worth checking - we looked at a 7 seater quashqui (don't know how to spell it!) but we weren't planning on using the back 2 seats at all yet - however the 3 car seats would not fit on one row together, meaning one child would always be alone in the back. The only ones we found that fit comfortably were scenic, grand scenic and Picasso
01/04/2014 at 14:44
i believe the ford c max can,
01/04/2014 at 16:12
We've got a Ford C-Max and I can get three car seats across the back, though it is a slight squeeze.
01/04/2014 at 16:30
Fab, thanks everyone.
01/04/2014 at 17:58
We have a 7 seater Picasso which does.
01/04/2014 at 19:52
We have a zafira which does
01/04/2014 at 21:07
We've got an s max and 3 go across the back. 2 extra in boot that fold down too
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