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What car do you drive?
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Snowflakes1122 · 29/04/2016 11:23

Looking for a new car, and finding it hard! All the 7 seaters I gave come across have tiny boots and useless rear seats.
We need one that takes three car seats.
What do you all drive/recommend?

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5608Carrie · 29/04/2016 20:35

We have an Smax but my kids are older now, 16,14, 11, and 8.

Just a word of warning watch out for visibility due to the front pillars when test driving. We had an old shape Zafira but had to get rid of it due to the number of near misses I had.

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Needmorechocolate · 03/05/2016 16:41

We've got a Peugeot 5008, it is similar to an smax. It is nice to drive and I do like it but there is no boot when you put the rear seats up.

It was fine when we had 3 kids but now we have 4 and am wondering whether to go even bigger (thinking Hyundai i800, Mercedes v class or vw caravelle - basically a van with seats!)

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Mothersruin75 · 06/05/2016 12:10

Seat Alhambra - boot space can take our double out n about nipper & bugaboo chameleon when all seat are in use. There are 3 ISO fix points, but you could fit 5 car seats in. We have 4 car seats (we've got 4 DCs, 3 under 3 - which is why we need two buggies!) We've driven to France with our nanny so 3 adults, 4 kids with a roof box there was enough storage space for all the luggage, including a travel cot & the buggies. I really enjoy driving it and the sliding rear doors are fantastic with kids.

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AlwaysTimeForWine · 07/05/2016 20:00

Volvo XC90
It's got a built in booster in the middle seat and space for 2 car seats or boosters either side. When we first got it I had a 6 yr old in the middle booster, 4.5 yr old in high backed booster and 2 year old in big car seat.
Decent boot seats ample for the kids and I've put skinny grown ups in them as well. Boot not humungous with back seats up but big enough for a buggy and shopping.

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Surf25 · 07/05/2016 23:10

Seat Alhambra here too. Totally fab. Loads of space. Proper sized seats. Sliding doors are brilliant for all sorts of reasons: car parks, getting kids in and out etc. Love it.

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Andbabymakesthree · 13/05/2016 21:54

Those of you driving a Seat Alhambra what sort of age are they? I think our budget would only allow an 02 age one.

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learnermummy · 13/05/2016 21:57

Smax. Three full size seats in back. If you need additional seats the legroom is poor in the back row though.

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Mothersruin75 · 14/05/2016 00:10

Ours is 6 years old so the newer model. We thought we couldn't afford a newer model but ours had nearly 100k on the clock when we bought it which brought the price down hugely just within reach of our price range. It's the most basic model and it's great we intend to keep it now until it's on it's last legs.

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MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff · 14/05/2016 00:19

Renault Grand Scenic.

Hated my old one, electrics let me down. Was in a crash, car was written off, had to get another car. A bit of research and guess what? Another Scenic. Love this one though Smile

Three child seats across the back was my main criteria.

Would have loved an SMax but budget didn't permit.

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MrsWho · 14/05/2016 07:05

Bongo. 8 seats, huge boot, high up but not any longer than a standard estate.

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Sezramum · 14/05/2016 07:48

I have a new style Zafira and it is great car but I miss my old Toyota Previa for its size. I thought I was ready for a smaller 7 seater but after just having baby number 4 I am regretting selling it.

Even with the back seats up it had a good size boot and was positively cavernous if you took all of the seats out for trips to Ikea etc!

Apart from the fact I love the nippiness of my Zafira I would happily have my Previa back.

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Surf25 · 14/05/2016 21:20

Sorry only just come back to this. Our Alhambra is three years old

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Whitelisbon · 14/05/2016 21:30

Ford tourneo transit. 9 seater minibus.
We have 5 dc though, 3 in erf seats and 1 in a hbb. And a massive triple pram.
We had a hyundai trajet which was crap, and a Peugeot something which was even more crap.

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PinkRosie321 · 16/05/2016 18:00

We have a land rover discovery sport - was pricey but 100% worth it!! It's spacious and doesn't look like most family cars ( something my husband was desperate for ). I only have 2 car seats but I can't see why you wouldn't be able to fit another in. I would encourage you to consider it, may be a splurge but I haven't looked back since!!Smile

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AndNowItsSeven · 16/05/2016 18:03

Mercedes vito passenger 8 full size seat and one 3/4 seat in the front as the middle seat. Huge boot, you could fit at least three or four double prams in it.

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bellybuttonfairy · 16/05/2016 21:44

vw caravelle. It's beyond lovely

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SweepTheHalls · 16/05/2016 21:55

Galaxy. Its brilliant.

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