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    Default Do you regret buying a bigger car? if so why? - 3 kids/3 car seats

    I am tossing up between a Hyundai santa fe 7 seater (diesel) and a holden omega wagon (petrol)

    I'm worried I'll never be able to park the santa fe like normal car.
    My old car was a Hyundai I30 (and I would get that again if 3 seats fitted comfortably)

    Just stressing - its a big purchase and I don't want to regret it!

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    p.s buying second hand (potentially about the same price - if my offer is accepted!) Both have equivalent safety features. Santa Fe has slightly better fuel economy.

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    I love having a bigger car. Went from an Astra to a kluger wouldn't change back ever. Find it easy to park as well. Probably reversing it is easier but you just get used to it.

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    It would be cheaper to buy 3 new compact car seats if you are worried.
    I have a huge car and parking is mostly fine anywhere.

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    We bought a seven seat diesel Santa fe second hand and have been very impressed.
    The turning circle on it is fantastic and parking is a breeze. Ours has rear bumper parking sensors which let you know pretty quick if you get close to anything.


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    You can do what I do & park all on your lonesome. Mine is that 1 random car that you see furthest away in the car park & wonder why didn't they park closer?

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    Gosh. I love bub hub. Waking up to replies is fab!

    I have to get a car cos mine was written off a while back. - long story. Crazy drug affected driver!

    Looks like no-one is regretting their purchase. For those with larger cars, do u really use the space?

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    i didn't want a big car, so bought 3 slimline seats instead. it took a little research to find 3 that would fit, but was worth it.

    i may need to go bigger as the kids get older, but for now i am happy with the car i have.

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    Once you get used to driving the car you won't regret it! I've got a CX9 so it's a bit longer but I use every bit of space possible lol. I have the back row of seats split folded so I can put my double pram in and all groceries!

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