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    Well to reply to the OP we have a territory and absolutely love it. The only problem we had (which wasn't even really a problem) was that there was a recall on the brake hoses all we had to do was drop it to ford for a few hours and they fixed it and because it was a recall it didn't cost a thing. ours is the original model so 2004 so it's really the test model i guess the one that had the most problems. i've always said if i won the lotto i would just buy a newer territory i love it that much i think i will drive a territory until my kids leave home i love it that much.

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    What about a Mazda cx9??
    I have the cx7 but I think the cx9 is wider.
    Nice car to drive, but I wouldn't say it's economical. But most of the larger suv's are going to be thirsty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesal444 View Post
    What about a Mazda cx9??
    I have the cx7 but I think the cx9 is wider.
    Nice car to drive, but I wouldn't say it's economical. But most of the larger suv's are going to be thirsty.
    According to my book they're 'excellent' for reliability and good for safety. They are about the same as the Territory for fuel consumption.

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    A friend of mine sold her Territory (I'm 99% sure it was a territory!!) because there was no air con in the 3rd row of seats, and she said it got stifling hot back there for the kids and stuffy too. She ended up getting a Tarago.

    I have a 2003 Commodore wagon. It comfortably fits 3 seats across and with the wagon it naturally has heaps of boot space, I LOVE it. Not sure how it compares with fuel though, I didn't actually look into all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesal444 View Post
    What about a Mazda cx9??
    I have the cx7 but I think the cx9 is wider.
    Nice car to drive, but I wouldn't say it's economical. But most of the larger suv's are going to be thirsty.
    How do they go with 3 car seats? I had a look at these and they were TINY inside the backseat! Especially considering the size of the car!

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    Once you have one in a booster you will find that the car seats will fit across the back seat of most full size cars, including ford, holden and toyota. I have a Holden Commodore SS, and my mum has a Ford XR6 and they handle 2 maxi riders and a hi liner, although you will need to buy a seat belt extension for the booster seat otherwise you will send yourself mad trying to shove your hand between the seats.

    I have finally got one out of a child restraint, ohhh the space!

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    How do they go with 3 car seats? I had a look at these and they were TINY inside the backseat! Especially considering the size of the car!
    That is what i thought as well when i looked at them
    Maybe with a booster? but it still looked so small inside to me.

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    OP, here's a list I found helpful re anchor points and three seats:
    http://www.babyonboard.com.au/index.php?page=alias

    Re reliability... as I said, we've had two and I'm really surprised to hear this. Thirsty, sure, but unreliable? The rather harsh review aside, is there anyone who's actually owned one who would describe them as "unreliable"?

    The CX-9 is lovely, but it is dearer, doesn't fit three seats as well, and doesn't have anchor points in the third row. The split in the third row is very appealing, and I think we'll be getting one as our next car (when we have fewer children in carseats and have more flexible needs).

    The strange problem we encountered with the CX-9 was this: even though three seats did fit across, they didn't fit in nicely with the seat that drops to provide access to the third row. If we put in two anchored seats beside each other (on the far right and middle) the one in the middle overlapped the next seat, so we were unable to drop the seat, and the children would have been climbing in through the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    We're onto our second. They're great cars, comfortable, roomy, reliable. From what I've read they're the best car on the market for fitting three baby seats in a row. It's also one of very few cars that has anchor points in the third row, five anchor points in total.

    The boot is fabulous, except when the third row of seats is in use.

    The only negative I would point out is that they're very thirsty; if I was buying a new model I'd definitely get a diesel.
    We have a 7 seater 2010 limited edition territory which we love, we needed room for 2 car seats & a teen this was the only one that did it. We are about to replace our 2008 Hyundai Tucson with a 5seater 2012 Diesel Territory, reverse camera is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    How do they go with 3 car seats? I had a look at these and they were TINY inside the backseat! Especially considering the size of the car!
    Oh ok I just assumed it would be bigger/ wider than my cx7. Coz there's no way you would fit 3 car seats in my 7.
    What about a klueger or a prado? That's getting up there in price range but I guess you could get a decent second hand one for 30k?


 

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