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    Default 7 plus seater car for family of 6! Help!!

    Hi all, we are expecting baby no.4 taking our family to 6. My son is 8 but very tall. My husband is 6'2. We travel most weekends for football etc and always as a family.

    We are looking for a car that fits us all comfortably that also carries some gear like a pram, sports bags, etc. We plan on driving for our holidays as flights will soon be to expensive for our growing family. So it'll need to have good boot space and option to have a pod on the roof.

    I'm not worried about size (I'm comfortable driving a truck lol).

    8 seats would be most ideal as it would be nice to have an extra seat or two for friends visiting, diesel is preferred (hubby is a diesel mechanic by trade). Our budget is small so we will be buying 2nd more than likely to reduce the need of debt. We are after practicality over looks.

    So far we are looking at the Hyundai IMAX, thoughts?

    We don't want an SUV as the back row seats are to small and boot space too little.

    Any opinions would be really appreciated please!!! Thankyou x

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    I know you said you don't want an SUV, however we have a CX9 and I can fit my strider pram with both seats behind the rear seats with both up. We are a family of 6 and we have to travel for shopping, we can take 2x 42L Eskies as well as two trolley loads of groceries and other bits and pieces, quite easily. My adult BIL has travelled in the rear row a few times and has no issue with room etc. It has a deceptive amount of room, and the available space is the reason we went with this car.

    We are upgrading to something else soon as it's not suited to our roads where we are, but I will miss the space.

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    100 series Landcruiser. 8 seats and fit out pram with the seats up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giveitago View Post
    100 series Landcruiser. 8 seats and fit out pram with the seats up.
    Yeah I would say a landcruiser would be good. Maybe even a Prado if you wanted to go a bit smaller?

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    Unfortunately they are too expensive 50k plus for a diesel that's done too many kms. Great cars but we don't want to go into debt. Plus running costs are too high for us. Thankyou though

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    Have not read posts.... Hyundai Odessy? Volkswagen mini van car....

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    How old a car are you looking at.
    15 year old LC's are still very sound vehicles and under 200k klm.
    But yes running costs are high.
    What about a commodore wagon?

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    Ford territory?

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    We have a Ford Territory and I don't think it will suit you. The very back seat is not dividable (one solid seat) so to get to it you r supposed to pull a latch and flip forward the first row of back seats. Impossible if u already have children's car seats there (we have 2) as it can't flip forward. If anyone sits in our very back seats you have to climb in thru the boot. It's not an easy climb. Also when the very back seat is up the "boot space" is very limited. I can't fit my pram in at all. Hope that makes sense 😉

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    Hi congrats!! We just found out we are expecting baby number four as well. Big unexpected surprise lol My kids are 12, 8 and 6. From the research we have done so far we are thinking Ford Territory, CX9 or even the Audi Q7. You can pick up any of these at a reasonable price second hand.


 

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