We currently have a nearly 4 year old boy, an 18 month old girl and we're expecting our third child in the summer.
We have a c-max but this will become my other half's car and we'll sell our old car to get a new bigger family car - for me to drive. It'll be a lease car but we can pretty much choose what we want to have. I'm only 5ft 4 so the Galaxy does scare me a little but if it's what people recommend then so be it.
We like Ford and we like the S-Max and the Galaxy and love the idea of the sliding doors on the new Grand-Cmax but how do you choose between them???
It depends what you want to do with it? I have has several people carriers and hybrids like the s max. I should think about how much luggae room you need. We camp so the bigger the better for us. Dont be afraid of the size they are great to drive as you sit high in the seat.
Honestly you do get used to driving a tank, give it a few weeks and it will be like any other car you've driven. But with slidy doors you'll have less worry in narrow spaces for door opening nightmares.
I would have bought an S-Max but with us having 4 adults and one child it was a bit squashed up in the back height-wise so we went for the Galaxy. I don't find it feels very big really but then am used to the old-shape VW Sharan which shared the same shape as the Galaxy and Alhambra.
They are supposed to be a very nice drive, my Mum's next door neighbour has one which is where we tried it out for size. She is very happy with it and its only a year older than mine (which is a 59 Reg).
Just testdriven the Grand CMax, can't fit 3 carseats across the middle row easily (maybe with 10mins of hassle but who needs that twice a day?) and can't fit a Mclaren Techno XT in the boot. Galaxy much better all round.
Am v interested to know more about the Seat Alhambra though, seems to have same arrangement/size as a Galaxy. Does anyone know the difference?
I drive a Galaxy and I'm not five feet tall. No problem there. The amount of space in it is great. I have had three People Carriers and I think this one is the best of them all. My Sharan and I were best mates, but the Galaxy is probably the best.
Galaxy's are lovely to drive and don't feel big at all, my galaxy has front and rear sensors though so is easy to park, I'm a Childminder so need to carry all sorts round and it's great, my Childminder friend has an smax and that's fab too, am pretty sure they're the same sized chassis, we can get the same pushchairs etc in. I looked at several 7 seaters when I got mine and it was the only one that had a decent boot.