I'm expecting twins and already have a 15 month old. Suddenly our Nissan Micra seems inadequate! We need to upgrade but really really don't want a massive 4x4 or people carrier, and we can't afford to run anything too huge. Are there any 'normal' cars out there that can fit 3 car seats in the back? I'm thinking about something like a Citreon Xsara Picasso or maybe even a big Vauxhall Astra or something like that. How do others manage? Surely it's not that unusual to have 3 kids and a car?!
A Picasso would be a good option as it has seperate seats which makes it easier to fit car seats. The height it also a help for strapping them in. You will need to try dieffernt seats in different combinatinos still though. Some car seats are much wider than others.
We have a Picasso, the only good thing about it is the fact you can fit 3 seats in the back , well its not that bad, i would say its deffently a womans car, its boring to drive, slow (well depending on engine size) but good for shoping and taking kids around in. It does the job.
I love my Picasso! I was adamant I didn't want one and had my heart set on a Fiat Multipla (I know, I know) but couldn't find one in time. The Picasso is great,lovely high driving position, 3 car sears no problem.
Dh hates it , my friend also has one and her dh refusses to drive it, dh thinks its boring to drive, doesn't handle corrners and is to slow pulling away, i think he's just fussy so he says its a womans car, i'm tryong not to be sexist, its just us females prefer a more practical car (something you can fit the kids in, something thats easy to drive and park and gets us from a-b safetly), men (well most of them) seem to prefer something that looks good, pulls away fast and has verious gadgets, maybe i'm wrong?
I have DD who is 3 and a half and I'm expecting twins. We went for a Toyota Verso, which has 3 separate seats in the back, meaning that there's space for 3 car seats (also the separate seats mean that you can pull a seat forward, to get your hands in to clip in a car seat, when there's another next to it). It's a 7 seater, so you can have the big boot, or 2 extra seats for passengers.
It doesn't feel like a boring car either! Plus, it drives like the previous car we had, which was the smaller Toyota Auris; not heavy or slow.
I have 10 month old twins and a 3 year old. We spent ages looking for cars to fit 3 car seats and the best we could find was a VW Touran. Took a while to adjust from driving my fiesta!! It is a people carrier I know, but it is brilliant. We can take a passenger if necessary (in the boot!) and lots of room for the mountain of stuff we need for a day out!