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would someone please tell me which bloody car?!?!?

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dizzydixies Mon 18-Feb-08 18:18:44

ok sorry to be pathetic and birdy but I truely can no longer be arsed with this. We need a new car (not brand new) bigger then current one which will take 3 car seats in back

am thinking along lines of (god forbid) a mummy bus because we travel to ireland a lot and take massive amount of stuff and dog

so which is it and why : ford galaxy/ citreon c4 grand picasso/kia sedona blah blah blah

dh won't care one bit because if I make final decision here and its crap I get the blame grin

Jeremy Clarkston where are you when I need you?!?

pendulum Mon 18-Feb-08 18:23:50

renault scenic. fab.

grand scenic if you want to go bigger.

BigGitHamsterKillingDad Tue 19-Feb-08 10:10:37

Haver a look at the Volkswagon people carrier, Touran? BIL has one and likes it very much.

Meeely2 Tue 19-Feb-08 10:12:17

seat alhambra - basically the VW sharan but cheaper

WatsTheStory Tue 19-Feb-08 10:14:11

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dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 10:49:34

hadn't looked at touran or seat so will do thank you

looked up renault scenic and apparently last two seats are only suitable for small children not adults but you can't use child seats in them?!???!!? anyone?

BigGitHamsterKillingDad Tue 19-Feb-08 11:09:45

have a look at honest john in the telegraph very good for advice.
honest john

dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 11:29:55

thank you, am a tad bemused by name though!!

Miggsie Tue 19-Feb-08 11:37:17

Get a diesel or the running costs of the petrol will bankrupt you...diesel gives you more per gallon than petrol.
We have a Ford Galaxy btw

dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 11:39:49

its a diesel we're looking for I just hate the final decision being down to me as although I'll be the one driving it most on matty leave after summer when am back at work he'll be taking his shot too
its a lot of money to be making decisions about and I don't want to make the wrong one

thinking galaxy or citreon c4 grand picasso top of list at moment

NomDePlume Tue 19-Feb-08 11:42:51

I have a Renault Grand Scenic - 7 seater.

I have had no problems with relaibiltiy and the interior is enormous, comfortable and relatively stylish (if on the utilitarian side)

NomDePlume Tue 19-Feb-08 11:44:14

french diesels are generally good strong engines (though mine is a petrol)

The 2 rear seats are very dinky but they do have proper 3pt seatbelts

VanillaPumpkin Tue 19-Feb-08 11:44:52

Ford Galaxy. French cars are more expensive to service and for parts etc...or at least they used to be hmm. My dh won't buy Renault or Citroen for this reason.....

NomDePlume Tue 19-Feb-08 11:46:53

I wouldn't have the grand scenic if I needed the car to be a full time 7 seater. 90% of the time, my 2 rear seasts are down and we make use of the ENORMOUS load space.

Cappuccino Tue 19-Feb-08 11:47:26

we got a citroen berlingo - not the prettiest vehicle but beat the Picasso hands down when it comes to boot space/price

and we have wheelchair/ walking aids/ all kinds of crap to fit in it

it took 3 car seats in the back last time I looked

Cappuccino Tue 19-Feb-08 11:48:07

oh and it is a diesel

dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 11:49:24

don't need all 7 seats all of the time but when we do it has to either take adults comfortably or child seats and as much as I like look of renault grand scenic I don't think it does?

BigGitHamsterKillingDad Tue 19-Feb-08 12:30:54

Dizzy I was on another thread about someone running over animals bird etc and my lovely wife pointed out on it that when I was a (young) child I fed my hamster to my dog. Hence hamster killer.

NomDePlume Tue 19-Feb-08 12:31:16

no, it doesn't. You'd need the Espace for that

harleyd Tue 19-Feb-08 12:32:38

i have a grand scenic
we have 2 adults and 4 child seats, its comfortable enough

harleyd Tue 19-Feb-08 12:33:04

grin bghkd

peanutbear Tue 19-Feb-08 12:34:36

I have a toyota Estima it has eight seats a big boot and a fridge!!!!

dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 12:47:17

BigGit, if I may call you that, you have amused me immensley and my dh, who cannot understand my mn obsession whilst on bed rest, is now in awe of your name lol
thank you!

harleyd Tue 19-Feb-08 12:49:07

im envy of 8 seats and a fridge

dizzydixies Tue 19-Feb-08 12:49:41

peanutbear - is that a toyota previa? am faltering over the fridge!

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