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Volkswagen Beetle owners ??

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MrsBauer Fri 12-Sep-08 21:42:38

I have been lusting after a VW beetle for some time and DH has finally said OK grin.

My only concern is the boot, is it really small? Would it fit a couple of suitcases in?
Will a Maclaren stroller fit in it? (not as well as the buggy)

I think I'm dreaming that it will work as the family car.

any info would be great

IndigoMoon Fri 12-Sep-08 21:44:04

my friend got rid of hers cos it was not going to work as the family car

MrsBauer Fri 12-Sep-08 21:44:16

I meant "not as well as the suitcases!!"

nell12 Fri 12-Sep-08 21:48:40

We looked at one, the boot is an ok size, but the opening is tiny; so you could fit a fair few shopping bags in but trying to fit a suitcase through the gap may prove challenging...

I sighed a great sigh and walked away from my beloved Beetle...

flame17 Fri 12-Sep-08 22:05:28

oh this isn't sounding good sad I currently have a focus but don't like it at all, may fob the focus onto DH, he can have the family car and sell his polo!

born2twinkle Sun 21-Sep-08 20:45:41

Hi I've got a beetle as the family car. One ds aged 4 and one on the way. Our other car is a mini! got zapp to put new baby's car seat on and i can get my old volo in it, i had to get rid of the tecnho xt i had bought for the baby as it wouldn't go in the boot. headroom in the back is great for putting car seats in etc. hth

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 21-Sep-08 21:06:31

my dad had one as his first car when we were young so it squeezed 5 of us in - we were even put in the teent compartment in the back above the engine which we called the dog box. Later on my brother and I shared a beetle - we had to load the front boot with concrete as it was so light and flimsy - fab cars though !

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 21-Sep-08 21:07:19

obviously you mean a modern beetle as opposed to the older ones, so they're probably less lightweight !

babypringle Mon 22-Sep-08 11:02:26

i have a beetle and a quinny zapp buggy for my toddler. When DS was younger we fitted a quinny speedi in the boot. Other buggies that fit are the quinny buzz, m&p luna and the loola. We've fitted one good sized suitcase in the boot before, but much more than that is difficult. I can get the zapp in the backseat footwell under DS's car seat if the boot in full which helps.

Go for it grin

born2twinkle Mon 22-Sep-08 13:34:46

goes looking for cheapo speedi now! grin

MrsBauer Mon 22-Sep-08 14:53:07

Thanks for that info, very helpful I have DS age 5 and DD age 3, so I would only need a buggy for long days out.
I was actually looking at Volo's and wondered if they would fit in the boot as I think they are sturdier than a Zapp!

All happy now and looking for a bright red Beetle grin

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