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Childminders - who's got an MPV / People Carrier? ADVICE PLEASE.......
HellyBelly · 15/08/2005 08:36
I've selling my Vauxhall Frontera and with the money I'm getting a people carrier. Not sure how much I'll have to spend but should be between £5000 - £6500?
Any advice, opinions etc????
Want one that doesn't guzzle the fuel too much so not really an automatic (as believe these use more fuel?)
Want to get somes idea's before actually selling my car.
HellyBelly · 15/08/2005 09:09
Great, just need to do some research on prices. How much to fill your tank and how many miles does it roughly do to the tank. Also, what size engine is yours? Just trying to get some idea.
By the way, are we the only ones on here - you have replied to all my threads on mumsnet today
mumtosomeone · 15/08/2005 09:11
i was thinking that too!!!
God engine size etc!!!lol!!
errr think its 1.6 no it cant be!!!
School runs etc cost me about 20 a week, but this week put in loads as we have been out and a bout 30 ish to fill the tank..getting more expensive though as prices are rocketing!!!!
HellyBelly · 15/08/2005 09:28
That sounds ok to me. My Vauxhall Frontera (2.2 TDI) is £45 to fill and does 400 miles. Therefore, roughly 11p per mile. £20 would give us roughly 178 miles. Do you have a rough idea of how many miles for school runs? Don't worry if not, can do research on the net for that - just being lazy
FeelingOld · 15/08/2005 10:24
HellyBelly - I have a Fiat Ullysse 2L diesel and I love it, we fit everyone in ok including my single and double buggy plus school bags etc, it also has sliding rear doors which is easier in car parks etc. I used to have a Renault Espace and I loved that too apart from that was petrol and was therefore a little more expensive to run.
The only drawback with people carriers is that you have to remember to drive into spaces in car parks and not reverse in cos the tailgate needs quite a lot of room to open it but it does shelter you in the rain when getting your buggy out and fitting the raincover on it.
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