Baby #2 due in Feb, and I know strictly speaking we don't need a 7 seater, but we have a big pram, and have to cart so much stuff around with us (nappy bucket, tons of nappies etc) that with a second car seat on the back seat our Volkswagen Bora is no way going to be big enough, and no don't fancy a roof box! So - any thoughts on the Mazda 5? Or a Zafira? Pluses or minuses anyone please? Many thanks!
cheese - obviously don't take bucket everywhere! I meant when we go away - whenever we go overnight anywhere the car is always rammed full. The pram is a sleepover so when baby is little will be sleeping in the carrycot base, so when we go away we'll need to take that, plus the wheels etc on top of all the stuff for us and dd.
we've got a mazda 5 and its great - rear sliding doors are better than i expected and much easier to use than normal opening ones. We haven't used the rear 2 seats much , but as they fold away easily to free us boot space they're great to have as spares. we like the way teh 2 back seats can be seperate, or with a cubby hole between them .
there isn't much in the way of extra storage places and i thought it was odd that only one of the front seats has a storage net behind it (for Dcs to stick stuff in)
boot space is good but the parcel shelf comes over quite low (compared to our picasso). only a problem if you like to have all the stuff in the boot covered al the time.
we've got tinted windows in the back which are good - don't know if they are standard but good idea if you can.