Three under 18 months - in WhatCar?

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jb5000 Thu 25-Jul-13 22:16:23


We've just found out that we have twins on the way. We've just started looking for a car that will be able to carry the five of us around and I wonder if anyone here has had to look for something similar.

Our first will be 17 months old when they are due and has just moved in to a forward-facing seat (a Maxi-Cosi Priori SPS) and out of a rear-facing seat (a Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix).

We'd like something that we can both sit in the front of with the kids in the back, and not too massive. The Ford C-Max looks like the kind of thing, but will we able to get three car seats in the back? And what about Isofix?

AlexMumsnetCars (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 11:04:15

Hi there, jb5000. It might help if you could give us an idea of your budget, particularly as you might get different answers depending on whether you're planning to buy a new car, a used car with only one or two previous owners, or anything that will go from A to B without breaking down and has room for your children's car seats across the back. In the meantime, you can read Mumsnet Cars' review of the current-model Ford C-Max here.

FieryChipotle Mon 29-Jul-13 11:13:21

I am in a similar situation to you (although my twins have been born!) and I have a Ford S-Max. Three individual seats in the back (plus the two 'bonus' ones in the 'back-back') and plenty of room for my double baby jogger!

jb5000 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:50:02

We took a C-Max for a testdrive to the local Halfords - seemed like the only way to be sure - and it doesn't fit three toddler across the back. Have done a bit more research and found that the Renault Kangoo, Citreon Berlingo and Peugeot Teepee do the job with ease. I really like the look of an S-Max but we're looking for something as small as possible (!)

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