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    Default 6+ seater cars..??

    What cars are there.

    Which are the best..

    Iv heard the kid grand carnival is the best.. But also one of the most expensive.

    Someone told me that the honda odyssey is a good car...

    Anything else or anything anyone can tell me on these cars..?

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    Toyota Tarago.

    I would stay away from a Kia Carnival as my ex has one and the engine blew after 100,000km. This is apparently a common problem and no one wants to do the work on it. About 4 mechanics have rolled their eyes at fixing it, saying that once it is fixed he should sell it immediately. My brother also works for a mechanic and he says they've had about 5 this year with the same problem. It will cost him 7K to replace the engine with a new one. No one is willing to install a second hand engine though.
    Good luck finding a van

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    Dont need one right now. but figure when (not ight now) we want a new car we will get a bigger one.
    We have a family of 5, but dont like that we cant give anyone a lift or anything. And just in case we want another one in the next few years at least then we wouldnt have to get another car again..

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    How many anchored restraint points do you need? As this will greatly change which vehicles suit.

    We have a tarago and I love it, but it has only 3 anchor points and if you have 3 childseats in it then you can't fold the seat forward to let someone in the rear row.

    We had a Patrol (loved it too), again it only had 3 anchor points, 2 in the middle row (window seats) and one in the far back. Again you couldn't roll the seat forward to get into the back if you had 2 seats in the middle row.

    Yes you can climb through the back door, just very awkward if you have a boot full.

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    Lets say we choose to have another in 2 years we would need two..

    At the moment two also but in 2 years one can be in normal car seat, one in a normal booster seat..One in anchored and one in baby seat..

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    My in laws have a Caddy Maxi Life,they chose this car for the Gran- kids to travel in and it's the best fuel consumption and has a very large boot.


    http://www.volkswagen.com.au/vwcms/m...le_Movers.html

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    Iv never even seen or heard of that car before thank you!

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    Can't really recommend anything as hopefully in the next 6 months we will be upgrading to something newer right now we have a starwagon (8seater) its a 94 and i think it looks like a work van but it does the job and i would be lost without it.
    But just thought i would comment and the anchor point issue, you can actually have as many as you like, you just need to get them put in. we only had 2 and i wanted 3 so we had one added. Because the 2 were in the far back and i wanted my newborn behind me ie.. in the middle row. Anyway just thought that might help when the time comes.

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    pffffttt that would be right, both you and i are getting bigger cars and now wont be able to go shopping together ..... my shopping buddy is going!!!!

    honda, good car, expensive parts
    tarago, ugly as all heck and expensive....good car though.
    kia, any newer model and you laughing, they have picked up their game majorly and even the experts are happy to recommend now days.

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    I LOVE our Kia Carnival Grand!!! love it love it love it!!
    Even though it is a daggy van of a family freighter

    Ours seats three maxi riders very comfortably across the middle row, and you can get another two car seats in the back (it is a 60/40 split seat) so 5 anchor points...loads of cup holders and plug in points for chargers, portable dvd players etc. Has a huge 'boot' space - like a little pit in the back for extra storage - the rear seats fold down into that, so the back is FLAT when not in use. the middle row is removable seat by seat.

    ummmmm....and we splurged on the power doors
    with three little ones I would highly recommend!! no more juggling to open doors or slamming them shut. Good little party trick too

    although it is big - it handles really well and the reversing camera helps.

    They have fixed the engine problems a few years(models) ago.
    Ours is a keeper - can fit in extra friends and family, and when the kids get to school - other school friends can fit comfortably and safely.



 

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