Need a secondhand car that can fit 3 car seats in the back plus boot

(16 Posts)
SusanAndBinkyRideForth Fri 08-Jul-16 19:24:18

We have a small 5 year old in a substantial high backed booster, a 2 year old in an ERF seat and will have a baby in an ISO fix baby seat.
We also go camping and other sports so need decent boot space.
DH has his heart set on a s max, but they don't seem to come up often and are quite expensive.
I've also heard that a Citroen C4 Picasso might be suitable.

Any others to consider?

Cantplaywontplay Fri 08-Jul-16 19:29:52

Citreon Berlingo seems to have three individual seats in the back and a good size boot

SusanAndBinkyRideForth Fri 08-Jul-16 19:34:35

Ooh thanks, will add it to the list

PotteringAlong Fri 08-Jul-16 19:38:36

We have a mondeo estate and can get 3 car seats across the back. Our 2 year old is forward facing though - I'm not sure we'd get an ERF in there instead.

ButtfaceMiscreant Fri 08-Jul-16 19:38:48

We have a Citroën C4 Grand Picasso. Fits our DD car seat (she's 2.5) and two baby isofix seats for DTSs (8m), plus we have the rear 2 seats folded into the floor to have the space for the double pram in the boot.

SusanAndBinkyRideForth Fri 08-Jul-16 19:40:34

Pottering - what order do you have the seats in? Is the middle seat full width with a 3 point belt?

PotteringAlong Fri 08-Jul-16 19:43:58

We have isofix infant seat, high back booster, stage 1 car seat.

The middle seat does have a 3 point belt. It's not full width but it's not far off. The thing we did was get car seats to fit the car not buy a car to fit our car seats - it was a lot cheaper to buy a narrower infant car seat than to buy a new car.

Which do a guide about the narrowest car seats.

PotteringAlong Fri 08-Jul-16 19:51:28

Meant to add; you can't do it if you use both isofix bases. We only use the one.

a good place to look

MalcolmTuckersEyebrows Fri 08-Jul-16 19:56:49

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Boredomismyenemy Fri 08-Jul-16 20:06:08

If you have substantial seats then you won't get three across the back of a Mondeo. 2 cybex hbb in the back of mine and literally only a slither of seat left in between. I'd look at an s-max, Citroen Picasso or vw touran-anything with 3 independent rear seats will work better for you.

PotteringAlong Fri 08-Jul-16 20:06:54

malcolm I'd probably agree but number 3 was a bit of a surprise and we couldn't afford to replace the car so we had to make it work blush

It's fine though!

MalcolmTuckersEyebrows Fri 08-Jul-16 20:57:00

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PotteringAlong Fri 08-Jul-16 21:40:55

We did the whole trying seats in and out to see what fits thing grin

SusanAndBinkyRideForth Fri 08-Jul-16 22:30:48

Brilliant, thanks everyone smile

roseteapot101 Sat 09-Jul-16 17:07:41

i was about to post to ask the same thing i need a 3 along with 2 seats to fold at back for more space for camping too lol

HelenaJustina Sat 09-Jul-16 17:09:13

Fiat Multipla. 3 seats easy across the back and super boot.

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