+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0

    Default Should we get a second car?

    We need to get a bigger car.

    Options are:

    1. Keep partners ute (he needs this for work). It's 5 seats so when we all go out (theirs 6 of us) we have to do two trips or have someone eg his mum or dad, pick one or two kids up. Get a second family car with 6-8 seats, he can keep his ute for work and when we go out as a family we can all fit.

    2. Get a 6/7 seater ute/truck (sell his current ute), but then we would only hsve one car, we only hsve one car now..

    Pros of having two cars is I and the kids will be able to do more things, go more places in the day, not hsve to rely on getting a lift or use public transport all the time.

    Cons of having two cars is the cost. Partners ute is paid off, but it would mean two regos, two lots of insurance, petrol etc

    Pros of having one car would be saving money obviously, more excercise for me.

    Partner works three (5 hour) days a week so he's home a lot..

    Financially we really can't afford a second car, though it would be ideal. BUT...I don't know...

    Help!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    2,039
    Thanks
    2,788
    Thanked
    1,031
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If you can't afford it don't do it. I totally understand the convenience of having a second car however rego, insurance, petrol, servicing, maintenance X 2 adds up fast.

    I would however be inclined to upgrade your car to one which can seat all of you.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    738
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked
    306
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would try and upgrade your current car to a car that can seat all of you first especially as you own the other outright so can use what you sell it for as a good starting point

    and if your still feeling you need a second car after that then get one then.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Thankyou.. We are at a car yard now looking at 6/7 seater utes. Hoping to get one within the next month.

    Later on I could always get a cheap second hand one if need be.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Homeschooling4 For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (24-05-2016)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,601
    Thanks
    1,294
    Thanked
    1,107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Could you look at converting your hubbies ute to a 6 seater? Don't have to worry about new cars or spending more money than what's necessary. I bought hubby a new ute then found a bench seat and had it modified to fit our family of 6. Took the 2 front bucket seats out and bench seat went in, was so handy!

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    I'm not sure. How much did that cost? We have a Hilux ute.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,601
    Thanks
    1,294
    Thanked
    1,107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    All up cost $2500. Cheapest part was a second hand bench seat, most expensive was having the seat done in leather. Other than that we had to have the handbrake moved and a modification for handbrake and extra seat.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,848
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,895
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Do you plan on having more kids?

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Maybe in a few years..

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    ocean shores
    Posts
    2,279
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    233
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    How can you get a 7 seater ute?
    I couldn't imagine only having one car but then my husband works a lot more hrs then yours. If your ute is newish and reliable I'd probably just get a bench seat put in it to convert to 6 seats we did that with our traveling landcruiser so we were able to have a draw system and fridge in the back best decision we made.


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland's at participating schools offer free baby orientation classes once a month - no cost no catches. Your baby will be introduced to our "natural effects" orientation program develop by Shapland's over 3 generations, its gentle and enjoyable.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Sudocrem / Infacol
Sudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, abrasions, wounds and minor skin irritations. Infacol Wind Drops are an effective method of treating wind in infants.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!