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AIBU dh is forcing me to use small car for 3 young children

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craftycarls Mon 02-Jan-17 12:17:52

We have 3 children, 6,2 and 1 and I had a Renault Grande Espace which broke down and is now dead. My husband has a Range Rover Evoque which he drives to his work car park and drives it home again in the evenings. He bought a golf gti to use untill we can afford to get another bigger car for me and me use the Range Rover. He has now decided because there are a few footprints on the back of the seat that he wants to use that and me use the golf even though it is a very tight squeeze with the drivers seat too far forwards. I have offered to put a cover on the back of the seat and have been taking their shoes off. I can understand he doesn't want the kids in the car but it is just untill march. What do you all think?

purplefizz26 Mon 02-Jan-17 12:21:32

He is being selfish and ridiculous.

Just remove shoes in the car and the problem doesn't exist anymore!

ToesInWater Sat 29-Apr-17 07:12:24

Em, tell him that you need the bigger car to drive the kids you had together around so he will need to take the small one. Who made him God?

ElspethFlashman Sat 29-Apr-17 07:16:07

Just say no?

"No I won't use the Golf, it's too small."

Then sit back and watch what he does.

No arguing, no compromising. Just keep saying No. End of story.

FeckinCrutches Sat 29-Apr-17 07:20:16

I think as this was 3 months ago it's probably sorted by now!

GahBuggerit Sat 29-Apr-17 07:23:11

I think how big are your kids? I've managed 3 kids in my very modest megane with no problems.

If he said you could use his car then I guess that's the problem and he's going back on it, not that you honestly can't fit 3 small children into a nicely sized golf gti?

GahBuggerit Sat 29-Apr-17 07:23:38

Oh ffs!!!!!!!

LadyB49 Sat 29-Apr-17 07:31:19

3 kids, 1 adult, into a Golf. Absolutely no difficulty.
And no worries about sticky fingers on dh Range Rover.

It sounds more like op would like to be sailing around in the nice Range Rover.

No problem here at all.... just two folk who both want the fancy car.

Mind you I think a Golf is quite fancy.

CatThiefKeith Sat 29-Apr-17 07:33:15

I think you want the Range Rover as a status symbol tbh.

You gave yourself away as a petrol head when you used Evoque and GTi in your OP.

I'm not sure why 3 kids and one adult in a golf would be a massive squeeze, how old are they?

Having said that, if you'd rather take the Strange Rover for safety then that's absolutely fair enough. Still think it's vanity though

NataliaOsipova Sat 29-Apr-17 07:37:00

I can understand he doesn't want the kids in the car

I can't! It's not a priceless museum exhibit - it's a car. For driving people around. If you have kids, these are the people who need driving somewhere. Anything else is utterly ridiculous.

MightyMcMe Sat 29-Apr-17 07:39:47

I had 3 children 1 adult no issues in a Yaris . Don't see the point of owning a Range Rover in town. Why would you?

MelinaMercury Sat 29-Apr-17 07:40:19

Check the date people wink

elkegel Sat 29-Apr-17 07:40:43

It seems a lot more sensible for you to have the bigger car. If you can afford cars like that you can afford to have them valetted a couple of times a year. I have a Golf and two DDs with a friend fit in easily- though it would be harder with little ones in chunky car seats.

BikeRunSki Sat 29-Apr-17 07:45:34

shockconfused that the Golf GTi is the "get us by" cheap car.

My mum had 4 dc in a Renault 5. If both parents and 4 dc every had to go anywhere together, someone (or 2) had to go by train. It worked in a fashion (and db1 has been 6'5" since he was 15). We did upgrade to a larger car, ironically once there were only 2 dc at home. We got a Ford Escort!

ChippingInLovesWoollyHugs Sat 29-Apr-17 07:50:46


ElspethFlashman Sat 29-Apr-17 07:56:15

God what a wierd one to bump! shock

elkegel Sat 29-Apr-17 08:03:01

I ses the thread police have tured up. It's not that old- only a few months. And people are enjoying commenting on it, so what?

Ceto Sat 29-Apr-17 08:12:35

elkegel, OP wanted opinions about a situation that was only going to be relevant until March. Is there really any point at all in a lot of people diving in and giving their views?

MelinaMercury Sat 29-Apr-17 08:14:49

What Ceto said ^

elkegel Sat 29-Apr-17 08:23:03

All of the above comments are valid, being a temporary situation is neither here nor there. Thousands of people read these threads and get help or entertainment from them beyond the original OP or problem.

timeforabrewnow Sat 29-Apr-17 08:29:53


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