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    Default Large families, two car families

    Just planning ahead as we're getting a new ( to us) car soon. We want at least 3 kids if not more.

    Currently a single car family and need 2 cars now we have kids.

    Plan is to purchase another car this year sometime then upgrade existing car in another 5 years or so.

    My question is larger families are both your cars 7 seaters or just 1 of them

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    Hi there, just one of ours is 7 seats and we only got that recently, so had 2 standard cars with 3 kids. Now we have kia carnival and a totota carolla which we zip around in with all 3 kids for short trips- it uses hardly any fuel and can still take the 5 of us! We went for people mover ss kids got older and we needed a genuine people mover to carry friends, bikes etc.

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    Just mine is a eleven seater. Hubby's is a 5 seater.
    It works well for us.

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    Had a 22 seater and an 8 seater

    Now an 8 seater and just sold the seven seater. Looking at a dual cab truck

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    My car is a 7 seater, dh work ute is a 5 seater and our touring 4wd is a 6 seater. We have 4 kids so all serve there purpose.

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    We have 3 kids. My husband drives and old dusty 1998 sedan.

    I drive a 2009 Subaru. It's only a 5 seater. I will be upgrading in April and won't buy any bigger than a 5 seater as we don't need it.

    My husband will have my 2009 Subaru when I upgrade.

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    So from your experience do you think it will work if we get another 5 seater now, then if and when we have a 4th we just upgrade our existing vehicle?

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    New models of cars get made all the time reducing the price of previous models. Personally I'd never buy a large car just on the chance I may have more kids in the future. Seems like a potential waste of money. I'd just upgrade when you know you're going to need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    So from your experience do you think it will work if we get another 5 seater now, then if and when we have a 4th we just upgrade our existing vehicle?
    I would just go with a 5 seater. Then if you have a 4th you can upgrade.

    You just need to make sure that the car can fit in 3 restraints if they all will still need one.

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    Yep 5 seaters are fine with 3 until the youngest becomes a toddler, then its intolerable 😊 need to have an extra row of seats then, to separate them hehe.


 

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