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    Default Families with 3 or more kids...what car do you drive?

    I wasn't sure where to put this thread. Apologies if this isn't the right section. I'm sure it has been asked many times before!

    We are expecting number 3 and looking to upgrade to a larger car.

    I'm asking parents of three or more children:

    1. Are you happy with your car?

    2. Does it have adequate space?

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    We have 3 kids (6, almost 4 and almost 1 -1 still rearfacing) and I drive a VW Jetta

    1. Are you happy with your car? Definitely, I love it, its amazing on fuel (current tank got 720km to a 55L tank of fuel) comfortable, all the luxuries like air con, power windows, mirrors and seats, heated leather seats

    2. Does it have adequate space?
    Admittedly it is a bit tight in thw back whilst DS3 is rearfacing but only in width, there is plenty of room for the kids legs etc. And the boot is absolutely huge for a sedan.

    Overall I absolutely love it.



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    I have 4 kids
    I have a ford territory 7 seater.
    I love it though it can be a little bad with space. Once the 3rd row seats are up you don't get much boot space. Now that I don't need a pram and can just use a stroller it's much easier.

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    3 kids, landcruiser 76 series.

    We're happy with it cos it meets our requirements but in saying that I wouldn't recommend one as a family car unless you need the features. It's not got a lot of leg room and the middle seatbelt is lap only.

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    Seats 11 plus a boot that just over 1mtr by 1.6 mtrs high.

    Never have put the pram or wheelchair down.

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    I have 3 kids and currently drive a HSV Clubsport. It's always had more than adequate room for everything and I absolutely love it. I don't recommend it though if you ever watch how much fuel you are putting in lol. Unfortunately though with 2 on the way it won't have adequate space so we're on the hunt for something bigger. I'll still be keeping it even if I won't be able to drive it much.

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    I am expecting number 3. We just bought the Mazda CX9 and it's amaaaaaazing. We did go for the top of the range with all the extras, but the space inside is just awesome for 3 kids which is what sold it for us. Easy access to back row when you put the 3rd row seats up. Adults can easily sit in the 3rd row seats as they are comfortable. It even has decent boot space with those seats up. With the seats down there LoADS of space in the boot. Drives beautifully.

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    subbing for inspiration (we drive a very old commodore station wagon which we can't part with as there is heaps of room for 3 kids, carseats and massive caged boot).

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    I don't have 3 kids but I do family day care so often have 3+ kids in my car. I drive a Ford Territory which we have put a dicky seat in to make it a 7 seater. I can easily fit 3 car seats across the middle row. With the back seats folded down It has heaps of space for prams, shopping ect.


 

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