Apologies if this is in the wrong section!
We currently have a 7 seater Kia Rondo and while its a brilliant car, its not practical for a large family due to lack of space (with all 7 seats up there is absolutely zero boot space- can only *just* fit a single umbrella style stroller in), there is no ventilation in the back whoch gets very hot and uncomfortable for the kids, no sliding doors means its difficult for the kids to get in and out of the third row, and even 2 compact baby seats hardly fit in the middle row (which also means the kids in the third row have to climb over the seat to get into the third row).
My dh and I are tossing up between he Toyota Tarago Ultima and the Kia Grand Carnival Platinum. At this stage we are leaning more towards the Tarago even though its significantly more pricey than the grand carnival, as it has more features (eg dvd player in the back for the kids- we do a fair bit of long distance travel).
Does anyone have either of these cars, and what do you love/hate about it? Our biggest needs are-
•ample boot space with all 7 seats up
•ventilation in the back 2 rows
•ease of access to third row
•ability to fit multiple baby seats (3x baby seats and 1x booster seat)
We are going to the dealership next week when dh gets home to have look and compare the 2 cars, but would love to hear other owners thoughts
me + he = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (May 2014) + sil (1997)