I have a scenic megane at the moment but its 6yrs old and clapping out. I cant decide between getting another MPV or a car. Please can someone help me choose. Heres my pros and cons so far;
mpv- pros, I know it will fit 3 at the back and its spacious. Its a high driving position. Cons, possibly a bit too big now I dont need a buggy in the boot, expensive so I can only get a 3yr old car with my budget.
Car- pro, I can get a year old car in my budget, smaller to drive, do I really need that 3rd back seat in a mpv. cons- what if I buy one and its too small, dont even know which one to buy.
So far in my budget the ones I like are; mpv- zafira, meriva,mazda 5, toyota verso, cmax car- seat toledo(cant afford the altao) mazda 3, focus, renault megane.
If anyone has one of the cars can you fit 3 in the back? and can anyone give me recommendations please
I don't know if this is any help, but we found we couldn't fit 2 car seats and a slim(ish) adult on the back seat of dh's mondeo. we now have an mpv. Are you able to go to a used car dealers and try the seats out?
Our friends have a BMW 3 series and a Nissan big one with the Sat Nav in the front (don't know what model it is!) and I'm a size 8/10 and can only just fit in sideways with 2 car seats in and it HURTS! If it is going to be a regular thing get an MPV, as now I have my own car I refuse to be eco and jump in with them as it is just too uncomfortable, even for short trips.
I love our Touran which I don't think has had a mention. Very reliable and feel really sturdy to drive. Just travelled 6 hours in it with me in the middle back seat between 2 car seats. I have an average sized backside but still felt very comfy!
It also has 2 seats in the boot like some of the others do. We've had it as a company car for 3 years and are about to buy it from the leasing company.
You missed the Mondeo off your list. It's 3 inches wider (apparently) than a Focus and the price difference to a Focus isn't that great and you can fit 2 car seats and a not overly large adult in the back. Also last Spetember they brought out a newer model so (certainly last Christmas) there are bargains to be had. Good luck with your search.
Have you looked at the Fiat Doblo? They are cheap by comparison, spacious, great to drive, mine has 135,000 miles on and still really reliable. Cheap insurance too. We fitted 3 full size car seats in the back, so should be OK for you spacewise too. Very large boot, great for holidays.