to ask for your help in finding a car with large back seat

(35 Posts)
fixarupa Fri 11-Jan-13 11:38:32

I hate to bore you all with this but really would appreciate some helpful suggestions. I need to buy a different car to squeeze in 2 toddler car seats and still have room for a leggy teen in the middle. Just had a quick scan on google and all I can find is a load of men debating the uncoolness of mpvs versus people carriers blah blah blah, boring and irelevant. I don't give a fig for coolness or street cred, just want a big enough car . (second hand, not too expensive).
I am sure some of you have some experience of the best cars if you too have a similar shaped family. I would really love someone to say "this car is perfect for your needs!" Not asking much I know!
Ta

Summerblaze Fri 11-Jan-13 13:27:47

Another here for the picasso. We actually have the 7 seater picasso but only use the extra seats occasionally. The back seat fits in 3 car seats easily. We do have the diesel though as the petrol kind eats petrol.

chipping I thought that grin
Our Smax is great I've been in the middle and in the very back and it's roomy, easy to drive and park as well.

Startail Fri 11-Jan-13 13:39:29

My DDad loves his SMax too!

I know a focus is too small, I've been stuck between a booster and a car seat in ours. It's very uncomfortable, no way wouldn't three DCs fight.

New estate is great if you have two teens, they've nicked a tiny bit off the boot so there is adult leg room in the back.

ceebie Fri 11-Jan-13 14:03:32

We've recently bought a 2008 Renault Grand Scenic (approx £5k from a proper Renault dealer). It has 3 separate seats in the back - fits 2 car seats with my husband in the middle to deal with car-sick children - he claims to have more space there than he did in the front seat of our old car!!! The Grand Scenic is slightly longer than the Scenic to accommodate 2 extra seats in the third row, which fold down so that you have a really spacious boot (I can fit 2 buggys and the shopping).

Fords are lovely to drive but more expensive - i did look at the C-Max, but even that was pricier - no hope of affording the S-Max for us!

Groovee Fri 11-Jan-13 14:06:08

We had a picasso for 8 years when the children were small and it was fab. We replaced it because it had become too big and I needed something easier to drive when I have bad pain days.

jojane Fri 11-Jan-13 14:10:14

We have a mondeo, fits 1 baby seat, 1 stage 2 and a high back booster. Has also fitted 2 stage 2 and an adult. We currently have 2 high back boosters and a stage 2 seat. Loads of boot space

lagoonhaze Fri 11-Jan-13 14:18:54

I have a 02 plate scenic (older style) fits a erf car seat and hbb and teenager in middle.

I liked the space in the multipa we tried.

amck5700 Fri 11-Jan-13 14:21:46

The other thing about the scenic and maybe some of the other mpvs as opposed to salloon or estate cars is that the floor are in the back is flat rather than having the raised bit in the middle that the person on the middle seat has to put one foot on either side of - if you are regularly carrying 3 people on a long distance it makes it far more comfortable.

Another option for you might be an Octavia - often used as taxis becasue of their roominess and reliability. We have a lovely estate one which fits 3 decent sized adults in the back but never tried car seats as we are now past all that smile

maddening Fri 11-Jan-13 15:04:09

We got a vauxhall zafira 8 years old for 2.5k - am probably going to find out I've been ripped off now smile

DamnBamboo Fri 11-Jan-13 15:04:42

Citroen C4 grand picasso

Loadsa room

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