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To want a 7 seater car that actually has a decent boot?!

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Snowflakes1122 Sun 08-Jan-17 11:52:57

Trying to find a 7 seater car that has a good sized boot with all seats in use.
Why do most of them have the tiniest boot?

Can anyone recommend one that is be able to fit a pram in?

TrinityForce Sun 08-Jan-17 12:02:34

Probably because otherwise they'll be too long to fit in parking spaces... try a minibus!

Can you not fit an umbrella stroller like maclaren in the back? Downsizing the pram might be the best option if all the ones you've looked at already are too small. x

Moomoomango Sun 08-Jan-17 12:03:32

Biggest I've found on a 7 seater is the Alhambra but still not huge!

WaitrosePigeon Sun 08-Jan-17 12:03:42

My Mum has a Discovery Sport. The boot is massive!

GatherlyGal Sun 08-Jan-17 12:04:22

We have a VOlvo XC90 with a decent boot.

Ilovecaindingle Sun 08-Jan-17 12:04:28

Grand scenic fits a buggy and shopping in!

Snowflakes1122 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:49:02

The minibus idea probably isn't that bad!
Can't get a smaller pram. Will be having DC no4 in June, so need a boot.
I'm thinking XC90 as an option-is it expensive to run?

Will look at the other suggestions too, thanks. Hadn't considered those!

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 08-Jan-17 12:50:48

I have a mitsubishi space wagon which has plenty of room

They dont do this one any more but their new 7 seater looks like the same sort of dimensions

LagunaBubbles Sun 08-Jan-17 12:51:00

My husband is a childminder and has a Renault Megane Grand Scenic. Yes the boot is small when all 7 seats are in use but he manages to fit in his double buggy, whuich is a Baby Jogger I think its called.

rosieandjim2 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:51:33

Don't get a zafira we have one and looking for a new car for the same reason need a 7 seater with a bigger boot we have looked at shogun (only pics on the Internet ) so not to sure about boot space

3boys3dogshelp Sun 08-Jan-17 12:57:42

I notice someone has recommended a Discovery sport. We have a discovery sport and it's a great car but the boot is tiny when the extra seats are in use sorry!
A friend of mine has 4 ds's ans she has a be camper with 4 seats facing each other in the back. Looks great for getting everybody in and out too.

kippersandcurtains Sun 08-Jan-17 12:58:57

Ford SMax - we have the titanium sport version. Big enough bout for camping trip with three children (all in isofix base car seats) in back. Extra two seats in boot. Brilliant & less expensive than the 4x4s.

user1480946351 Sun 08-Jan-17 13:01:09

Because you can't have a car with 7 full seats AND a proper sized boot. That's a minibus.

Alwaysinahurrynow Sun 08-Jan-17 13:02:43

VW transporter? Sharan has enough space for a buggy and a couple of bags.

DopeyDazy Sun 08-Jan-17 13:02:46

Hyundai I800 8 seater with huge boot quite cheap to buy and has 5 year warranty

CatsCantFlyFast Sun 08-Jan-17 13:03:52

Ford smax has much more room in the interior (both leg room and boot) than the discovery sport. Xc90 can't fit rear facing car seats if you're tall

SaucyJack Sun 08-Jan-17 13:05:37

You can use a 7 seater with only one seat up in the back?

Our Zafira would fit a prawn in the other half of the boot.

SaucyJack Sun 08-Jan-17 13:06:10


Should fucking well hope any car boot would fit a prawn in.

Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Sun 08-Jan-17 13:07:27

If you don't go for something like a VW minibus then definitely the Ford S Max. It's like a Tardis. We hired one on holiday, four adults (one of whom is 6'5") and three tweenage children and all of our luggage fitted comfortably.

LadyPenelope68 Sun 08-Jan-17 13:07:43

The Discovery Sport doesn't have a big boot if you use all 7 seats.

NavyandWhite Sun 08-Jan-17 13:08:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LagunaBubbles Sun 08-Jan-17 13:09:27

Our Zafira would fit a prawn in the other half of the boot


Legrandboucle Sun 08-Jan-17 13:10:32

I have a ford smax since child 3 came along and have hated it from the day I got it. With all 7 seats you can fit a bugaboo bee in the boot but not much else. I'm now looking to buy a Mercedes Vito van. Its got 6 seats (3 in front, 3 in back). Being a small van there's loads of room for all the kit that comes with a large family. It's small enough to get in to car spaces and has sliding doors which helps when getting kids in and out.

RNBrie Sun 08-Jan-17 13:12:04

We have the Alhambra. With one of the back seats up you can get in a double buggy plus some shopping. The foot wells in the middle row are quite spacious too.

BeyondTheStarryNight Sun 08-Jan-17 13:13:41

Ford c max grand has a bigger boot than the s max. Or just go with a galaxy.

If you search using the motorbility site, you can search by amount of seats and then compare boot sizes smile

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