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    Default Family car with 3 kids

    Hi,
    After some ideas for a new (new or near new) family car.
    We currently have a tarago and I'm a bit 'over' it so am now thinking of down sizing to a 5 seater car.
    Our kids are 7,4,3 years old.
    I'm thinking Mazda 6 wagon or Hyundai I40 wagon my husband is thinking maybe a VW golf wagon... We want good fuel consumption and economical with tyres etc but also roomy enough for the 3 kids...
    So any ideas or advice and/or what car do you fit your family of 5 in??

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    Anyone? 😬

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    I used to have a Mazda 6 sports hatch and I loved it so much. Only sold it as there are now 6 of us.

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    We have a Holden commodore sv6 fuel is great when we went on holidays we were getting just over 800km on a tank and our kids are 9, 7 and 1 and have never had a issue with space.

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    There's just the 3 of us so far and I find 5 seater not big enough ( we have commodore too) if we have an extra passenger. Add luggage and were overcrowded.
    We're buying a 7 seater pathfinder next car.
    Can you hire a 5 seater for a week and see how it fits in with your lifestyle? With the 3 kids you'll always have either a full or nearly full car just with passengers alone. Add school bags, sports gear and musical instruments that are all likely to come in the next few years you may find it doesn't offer flexibility. You won't be able to go grocery shopping after school if you have 3 kids bags in the boot and won't be able to take friends home from school

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    There's just the 3 of us so far and I find 5 seater not big enough ( we have commodore too) if we have an extra passenger. Add luggage and were overcrowded.
    We're buying a 7 seater pathfinder next car.
    Can you hire a 5 seater for a week and see how it fits in with your lifestyle? With the 3 kids you'll always have either a full or nearly full car just with passengers alone. Add school bags, sports gear and musical instruments that are all likely to come in the next few years you may find it doesn't offer flexibility. You won't be able to go grocery shopping after school if you have 3 kids bags in the boot and won't be able to take friends home from school
    See this is my dilemma! I really think we still *need* a 7 seater... DH isn't as practical as me. I'd love the cheap fuel but 3 kids squashed in together probably isn't ideal... Hmm was trying to be all sensible but maybe there's no point lol SUV might be the best idea.. Thanks for the help everyone 😁

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    The new Mazda 6 is such a great car, averages about 6L/100km and even less highway driving and super roomy.

    Prius V is a lovely car too. 7 seater but not much longer than a medium 5 seater sedan. Really roomy, obviously great mileage (4.5-5L/100km) and comes with a lot of good extras for an awesome price. And with the 2 back seats up the boot space is still really decent, with them down it's massive. My best friend has just bought one and she can't rave enough about it. I've been in it enough to now want one too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by undercover7 View Post
    See this is my dilemma! I really think we still *need* a 7 seater... DH isn't as practical as me. I'd love the cheap fuel but 3 kids squashed in together probably isn't ideal... Hmm was trying to be all sensible but maybe there's no point lol SUV might be the best idea.. Thanks for the help everyone 😁
    The kids maybe small now, but if you keep the car for 5 years you'll have a 12, 9 and 8 year old. No way will they want to be squashed together constantly. I am bias as we are going 7 seats next time ( were planning on at least 3 kids in the next 5 years so need the space)

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    I have a VW Turbo Jetta which easily fits 3 carseats and comfortably fits 5 adults without the carseats. The boot is huge. Amazing on fuel (over 600kms to a 50L tank).

    I hate big cars so I vetoed the idea of a 7 seater. We don't regret it at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callmedragon22 View Post
    The new Mazda 6 is such a great car, averages about 6L/100km and even less highway driving and super roomy.

    Prius V is a lovely car too. 7 seater but not much longer than a medium 5 seater sedan. Really roomy, obviously great mileage (4.5-5L/100km) and comes with a lot of good extras for an awesome price. And with the 2 back seats up the boot space is still really decent, with them down it's massive. My best friend has just bought one and she can't rave enough about it. I've been in it enough to now want one too!
    I'll have to have a look, I cant say I know what one looks like, but sounds awesome!! Thank you


 

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