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To ask if a car that fits two car seats and an adult exists???

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Ilovechocolatetoomuch Tue 14-Nov-17 15:03:57

We need a new car.
Occasionally I take my gdad or dsis out with us so it would be nice to fit an adult in-between the two car seats.
I don't want a diesel ( my conscience won't let me) and the only car I have found which fits 3 across the back is terrible mpg in petrol.
Is there an economical car out there which fits the bill?

JohnLapsleyParlabane Tue 14-Nov-17 15:06:57

I have a Toyota Verso, and have fitted 2 car seats and an adult in the back. Second car seat goes in the middle.

windowSong Tue 14-Nov-17 15:08:28

Citroen Picasso - we bought ours for this very reason - couldn’t be happier with our choice.

strangeEvents Tue 14-Nov-17 15:08:37

BiL's Ford Galaxy does the job.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 14-Nov-17 15:09:46

We have a zafira.

JonSnowsWhore Tue 14-Nov-17 15:10:28

I was going to say the Picasso too. Has 3 separate back seats. 11 yr old is most pissed off that We don’t have that car any more grin

WhyamIBoredathome Tue 14-Nov-17 15:32:36

You can do this easily in my in laws car, itswa Toyota corolla verso. My OH says it's horrible to drive though.
We have a focus and a golf and you definitely can't fit an adult between two child seats unless said adult is extremely extremely petite and does not wish to breathe.

bigarse1 Tue 14-Nov-17 15:36:18

we have a zafira and ive sat between two car seats in the back or in the boot with one car seat. we looked a lot as we have 2 disabled children and knew that quite often we would need an adult to sit with one or both of them

WhatwouldAryado Tue 14-Nov-17 15:37:33

We have a 7 seater Picasso but the smaller versions have the same size first row of back seats.

PotteringAlong Tue 14-Nov-17 15:37:40

We have a Picasso and a discovery. Love the discovery, hate the Picasso but both excellent for space!

Cerseilannisterinthesnow Tue 14-Nov-17 15:41:15

We have a Ford c max it has 3 full seats in the bad so I have 2 seats either side and I can fit in the middle comfortably

millifiori Tue 14-Nov-17 15:41:18

Citroen Berlingo. It's basically a van with windows and the suspension in the back is pretty rough. But it does fit two car seats and an adult between them.

Ilovechocolatetoomuch Tue 14-Nov-17 15:43:39

Thanks for all the replies so far, after weeks of research I knew I should have just asked here first!

SandLand Tue 14-Nov-17 15:50:59

It's easier if you have seat seat adult, rather than the adult squished in the middle.

I'm a size 14, and can get between 2 high backed boosters in a golf. I wouldn't want to do more than a short journey tho. It's a squeeze.

VileyRose Tue 14-Nov-17 15:59:43

I have had: Galaxy-good size but was unreliable.

verso-not big enough

cmax- definitely not big enough but fantastic car.

zafira is not comfy at all

now got a Chrysler grand voyager. not economical BUT comfy for 2x car seats Nd 2 teens in back. Recently done 1500 miles in it amd everyone comfy!

Ttbb Tue 14-Nov-17 16:04:05

We have had a few inludibg an XJ and a RangeRover and a RangeRover Sport. All not the best mpg. I'm afraid that it will either be big or fuel efficient.

7to25 Tue 14-Nov-17 16:06:17

Fits in my Renault Scenic

DearPrudence Tue 14-Nov-17 16:10:27

I’ve had a Picasso and it was perfect for this - 3 separate seats in the back that can all be folded down separately as well.

I’ve since had a Ford C-Max which I think is a bit less roomy in the back.

TheSnowFairy Tue 14-Nov-17 16:21:54

VW Touran (7 seats, middle row of 3).

flutterby77 Tue 14-Nov-17 16:27:37

I have an Astra with three car seats in the back, (6 year old in a high back booster and three year old twins) if I need to drive an extra adult without at least one of the kids I remove the seat behind the driver - they can sit pretty comfortably.

lils888 Tue 14-Nov-17 18:13:41

Had a Picasso - hated it.

We now have a zafira and so far it’s great smile

AnnabellaH Tue 14-Nov-17 18:18:05

Just change your carseats to the Minikid ones or TWE. Super skinny.

FlouncyDoves Tue 14-Nov-17 18:18:37

VW Touran. We have a Graco forward facing seat for our two year old and a maxi cosy one for our new born. I’m 6’6’ so need the seat fully back to drive and it works fine with the forward one behind me. There’s room in the middle for my wife but obviously it takes a decent bit of acrobatics to get in there!

We also have two seats in the boot if needed.

It’s diesel, but it’s fuel economy is good, so therefore better for the environment than a low MPG petrol. You can get them with petrol engines.

MyUsernameIsOriginal Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:34

I’ve managed it in a Picasso, a Zafira and an S-Max. All 3 have 3 individual full sized seats in the back.

milkchocandmint Tue 14-Nov-17 18:24:54

we used to have a verso and it fits easily 2 car seats on either side and an adult in the middle. Somebody earlier said verso is not big enough but that is not the case unless the person in the middle is extremely overweight. my mum (on the chubby side) fitted easily.

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