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cuppateaandasliceofcake Sun 22-Jul-12 15:54:06

Hi, we've got a citroen picasso but its on its last legs and costs a fortune to run. We want a car that will fit 2 forward facing seats and a booster seat. Any recommendations. Has it got to be a people carrier? Thanks for any replies, we havent got a huge budget so cheap but decent (if that's possible confused ) thanks

administrator Thu 09-Aug-12 23:46:12

We have had our multipla for years, can't bear to get rid! So much room for 3 DC, shopping, pushchairs, suitcases etc. All at the same time sometimes over the years!
They are wide tho, no two ways about it. You do have to be careful about your wing mirrors and parking. Our drive is narrow too and we do struggle past the car with shopping etc.
That said, I love, love it & life would have been difficult without it these last 8 years.

StealthToddler Mon 20-Aug-12 21:14:19

Lexus 400h - we have two maxi cosi tobis (which are big!) and a proper booster with head support.
Halfords laughed when we said what we needed but we managed!

StealthToddler Mon 20-Aug-12 21:15:49

And I love our Lexus..... But we have to get a 7 seater now as are expecting dc4!
Easy to drive, easy to park and not nearly as big as some similar cars

mrsmarzipan Thu 06-Sep-12 20:03:52

I can second a vauxhall vectra estate. I have a maxi cosi cabrio fix with the isofix base a booster seat in middle and a high back booster at the other side. I did have a recaro forward facing seat instead of high back booster for a while too when two year old needed five point harness tho was a squeeze. The boot is massive and I have a pushchair plus a medium size dog crate for our Labrador in the boot. Petrol consumption is ok and cost to buy is very reasonable. Hope this helps! grin

LadyofWinterfell Thu 06-Sep-12 20:10:29

I have a renault grand scenic 1.9l diesel and have a recaro young sport and 2 boosters in the back. Plenty of room to do up belts and you can stagger the seats for a bit more room if needed.

Only cost me £5 more a year in insurance than my Nissan Almera Tino, and is a far nicer drive!

If i bought a new car i'd go for the same again, or an s-max or galaxy. (Galaxy purely because DH wants DC4!)

1234Travellingmum Wed 12-Sep-12 20:57:12

We have a S max. New ones do have three Isofix in the middle. This is what we use and you can fit your hand down the middle to do up seat belts without skinning yourself. It is expensive though.

mooliebear Wed 12-Sep-12 21:02:58

We have an Nissan Almera Tino, sits three car seats comfortably in the back and has great boot space too, it is not huge looking either, I love my carsmile

beingginger Sat 15-Sep-12 22:00:27

fiat multipla here, i have 2 maxicosi isofix and a hbb in the back. and can put 2 more in the front when we have friends in the car.
it is wide though and i have to remember to pull in the wind mirrors when i park.

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