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    I have a Suzuki Swift with two car seats, one forward facing and one rearward facing plus a strider plus and extra toddler seat!

    I've always had smaller cars with, you just need to use your space wisely.

    Is your getz a 2 of 4 door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoehpotter View Post
    Thanx everyone. Was thinking of getting an astra sedan or something.
    Don't! I have an 02 astra CD (4 door sedan) biggest nightmare I've ever owned! There is less than 130,000 on the clock and the past 8 months its been in the mechanics at least once a month for everything from sway bars to the alternator and battery. I'm down over 5 grand! Every mechanic I have ever spoken to says mechanically they just don't have the legs and aren't worth the tyres they drive on. I know a few ppl who have bought astras too and same thing happens every time. Whatever you do don't get an astra!

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    I have it getz and it's fantastic but it only me that uses it. DP has a roomier car, this one is just mine. Do you have another car or is it just going to be you using it?

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    I sold my astra at 130 000 because it had a sensor problem with the transmission that no one could fix and the indicators kept breaking. It cost me over $1 000 to "fix" before I sold it, but even then the transmission started going funny again. My mechanic friend said not to touch an Astra over 100 000 km too

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkplease3 View Post
    Don't! I have an 02 astra CD (4 door sedan) biggest nightmare I've ever owned! There is less than 130,000 on the clock and the past 8 months its been in the mechanics at least once a month for everything from sway bars to the alternator and battery. I'm down over 5 grand! Every mechanic I have ever spoken to says mechanically they just don't have the legs and aren't worth the tyres they drive on. I know a few ppl who have bought astras too and same thing happens every time. Whatever you do don't get an astra!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Our Little Family View Post
    I have a Suzuki Swift with two car seats, one forward facing and one rearward facing plus a strider plus and extra toddler seat!

    I've always had smaller cars with, you just need to use your space wisely.

    Is your getz a 2 of 4 door?
    Mine is a four door. I bought it brand new about 5years ago now. Have finished paying it off last year. But it's starting to have things wrong with it, and I use it alot so the kms are high! But I don't want another loan tho, if only I could do a clean swap for another car of same price or cheaper but with no problems obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    I have it getz and it's fantastic but it only me that uses it. DP has a roomier car, this one is just mine. Do you have another car or is it just going to be you using it?
    It's mainly just me using it. My partner has his own which is a turbo car a ford falcon xr6 but he was thinking of getting rid of that soon. Didn't think that was much of a family car being turbo, or does it not matter? Plus it's manual and I can't drive manual lol

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    I drove a little Mazda 121 when I had my baby and I had a compact rear-facing capsule. It was fine My girlfriends could sit comfortably in the passenger seat but I know my DP needs a LOT of leg room.

    I've decided when we have another bub I'm not giving up my Suzuki Swift, he's going to get a large car for when we all need to go out and I'll just drive mine when it's just me with the kids.


 

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