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Expecting twins, have a toddler - need a car to fit us all.

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CharChar1979 Fri 13-Sep-13 14:26:14

Hi. I am expecting twins early next year and have a one year old and am struggling to work out what car will fit the five of us (2 babies, 1 toddler and my husband and I). We don't really want a seven seater - would prefer to put the 3 of them across the back, but cannot for the life of us work out what car will do this and/or what car seats will be the best for this (2 rear facing babies and one forward facing toddler).
Any thoughts/suggestions greatly welcomed.
Thank you

bundaberg Fri 13-Sep-13 14:27:23

we had 3 across the back in a renault scenic and a volvo v70

both also have large boots... the volvo bigger than the renault. easy to fit a double buggy in and a food shop!

the volvo was the nicest car i've had. really lovely to drive

MrsSpencerReid Fri 13-Sep-13 14:27:39

I think a fiat multipla would work? My friend has just chosen that car for the 3 across the back reason!! Good luck grin

TillySwat Fri 13-Sep-13 14:28:40

We can fit 3 carseats across the back of our xsara. Which I love as a family car, btw!

PrincessScrumpy Fri 13-Sep-13 14:30:41

We have a vw touran (dd1 plus dtds). It's a 7 seater but can fit all 3 on back row so have large boot but also means dd1 can invite a friend on day trips, rarely put the seats up though.

PrincessScrumpy Fri 13-Sep-13 14:31:30

Congrats on your twins btw - lots of fun ahead of you smile

NaturalBaby Fri 13-Sep-13 14:37:41

Touran. Once you move up into a high back booster it's a real squeeze to get your hand between the seats to do up/undo the seatbelt. My oldest can undo his seatbelt but started off undoing his brother's belt on the 9month+ seat next to him by accident and it was a nightmare to do back up again.

Although I would suggest you resign yourself now to a 7 seater wink. I had 3 under 3's and fought it for years, I am now in love with my Galaxy and wish we got it sooner, and ds1 sits in the boot so they can't kick/hit/grab/pull eachother (they were perfect siblings for a few years but have now had enough and spend all day rolling around like puppies, carrying on this behaviour in the car).

EachAndEveryHighway Fri 13-Sep-13 14:49:10

How about something like a Peugeot Partner as it's got stacks of boot space for pushchairs etc? I love mine!

Practicalpam Fri 13-Sep-13 14:51:54

Not sure if you are looking at new or used (because they don't make it for the UK market anymore) but we have a Honda FRV. We love it! Three seats in the front and 3 in the back. It is quite wide, but crucially not very long (less than Ford Focus hatch I think). Seats fold down easily if you need them too. Lots of room in boot for buggies etc. I strongly recommend that you visit REALLY EXPERT advice. Good Luck.

GoingToBedfordshire Fri 13-Sep-13 14:54:42

Three go across the back in our Ford Mondeo. Big boot as well. We go on self catering holidays with the pushchair as manage without a roof box. Pain in the arse though getting the seatbelts done up.

Good luck with your twins.

BlackMogul Wed 02-Oct-13 19:20:33

I think you really need a car with a good boot or you will not get everything in. What will you do when you want suitcases as well? I really think a Discovery or X5 is best.

stinkingbishop Thu 05-Dec-13 15:08:02

We've got the Ford SMax and splashed out on a roof box too. It works, just, but bear in mind how much bloomin' space twin buggies take up because of not folding completely flat!!

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