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    Default Necessary to upgrade to an SUV?

    I'm just wondering whether most people upgrade to a bigger car after 2 kids?

    I have a Mazda 3 hatchback. I'm pregnant with my second child and everyone I know thinks I'll need a bigger car. Most people I know have upgraded to an SUV or bigger when having their second kids.

    Just wanting a broader opinion. Is it possible to have 2 car seats and a baby jogger city select in a Mazda 3 Hatchback? I know it'll be a tight squeeze but just wondering if it can be done realistically, because I really can't comfortably afford to get a new car. But if everyone I know is right and it can't be done I'd rather be realistic and start looking for a bigger car I can afford.

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    I don't have two kids myself but I'm sure it could be done. SUVs are only a relatively new thing, people managed with small cars before they came along so no reason why you can't too

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    Nup, not necessary. My friend fits a 2 year old and a 6 month old and all their stuff into a VW Golf.

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    We have a VW golf and fit two car seats in it. It's a bit of a squeeze but certainly doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo View Post
    Nup, not necessary. My friend fits a 2 year old and a 6 month old and all their stuff into a VW Golf.
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    A friend of mine has 3 kids in her mazda 3! 3 carseats 2 forward facing & one rear facing.

    She uses a more compact twin stroller though cause it fits in easy and she can still fit some shopping etc in around it

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    Not neccesary at all! Im not a fan of SUVs myself, & I have 3 kids/ 3 seats in a station wagon.

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    Not necessary. In fact a lot of SUV/4WD have less width in the back seat than sedans.

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    Not necessary. In fact a lot of SUV/4WD have less width in the back seat than sedans.

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    Absolutely not necessary. In Europe, most 'family cars' are Golfs etc with 2-3 car seats in them.

    I had a Polo (smaller than the golf) when number 2 came along and the biggest downside was the tether staps for the baby seat/booster crossed the boot and hooked on behind the bumper. That restricted my pram choice (Agile plus with removeable wheels). I loved the small car as bub (behind passenger) was within easy arms reach. It was a tight fit for the person in front of the rear facing seat - however I've been in bigger cars that have poor interior space design and had an equally tight fit.

    We upsized to a small wagon when we moved, but our second car is still a tiny hatchback (Echo). The wagon was so we have room for camping gear etc.


 

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