4 kids - what car?

4 kids - what car?

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325Ti

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375 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th January
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afternoon all

another what car topic

just found out kid number 4 is on the way - so first thought is what car do i need!

kids will all be in car seats (3 in boosters) between 4 and 8 years old

obvious choice for a 7 seater is S-max but concerned rear most seats are only for temporary use and not permanent

so Galaxy / Sharan possibly best choice but any others?

any one else with 4 kids offer suggestions?

thanks

boxy but good

2,683 posts

109 months

Thursday 7th January
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One of these ?



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Edited by boxy but good on Thursday 7th January 15:28

psi310398

7,036 posts

167 months

Thursday 7th January
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boxy but good said:
One of these ?



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Edited by boxy but good on Thursday 7th January 15:28
Sorry, how does a fag after sex help at allsmile?

thiscocks

2,545 posts

159 months

Thursday 7th January
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Nissan Serena

virginiakim

7 posts

3 months

Thursday 7th January
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I suggest Galaxy. My uncle has 4 kids and he is very happy having that car. He highly recommends it to be honest.

Kswap

13 posts

5 months

Thursday 7th January
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Honda Odessey?

carinaman

16,659 posts

136 months

Thursday 7th January
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boxy but good said:
One of these ?



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Edited by boxy but good on Thursday 7th January 15:28
Is that Surtees leading Hunt and Lauda, or is the Surtees about to be lapped?

samoht

2,190 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th January
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New or used (how old) ? Budget?

325Ti

Original Poster:

375 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th January
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samoht said:
New or used (how old) ? Budget?
used, preferably £15k max - wife would also prefer auto which really seems to limit choice

GreatGranny

7,810 posts

190 months

Thursday 7th January
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Budget?

If I had a healthy budget I would go for one of these smile



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010104...

ETA Oops too much smile



Edited by GreatGranny on Thursday 7th January 16:13

magpie215

3,551 posts

153 months

Thursday 7th January
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325Ti said:
samoht said:
New or used (how old) ? Budget?
used, preferably £15k max - wife would also prefer auto which really seems to limit choice
Nissan Elgrand
Honda Elysion
Toyota Alphard

Theres 3 to be going on with

samoht

2,190 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th January
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325Ti said:
samoht said:
New or used (how old) ? Budget?
used, preferably £15k max - wife would also prefer auto which really seems to limit choice
£13k - tick
seven seats - tick
automatic gearbox - tick
legendary 6.2L V8 engine - tick


however I suspect you're really better off with an MPV as more comfortable passenger space ;-)

doesthiswork

1,366 posts

126 months

Thursday 7th January
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SEAT Alhambra in Xcellence spec, two or three years old.

And a TV for the bedroom.

samoht

2,190 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th January
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Imported 2014 Toyota Previa - pretty good space for 7/8 people, decent to drive
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202008062...

mbwoy84

469 posts

76 months

Thursday 7th January
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Nissan Elgrand Highway Star or Toyota Alphard Vellfire

Dapster

5,083 posts

144 months

Thursday 7th January
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I have 3 kids and we're on our third S-Max and it's a brilliant family car. When the kids were young, we could get 3 abreast in kids seats. When a little older, we had 2 in kids seats in the 2 outer seats on the middle row, and the eldest way in the back on his own. They are now 12, 11 and 8 and all occupy the middle row with the little one in a booster.

The rear most seats are for kids only but you do get a good view out and our son loved it, but he did feel out of touch as he couldn't hear the conversation but he could hear music and it was well ventilated. With the 3rd row in use you have only a small amount of luggage space.

All in, the Galaxy is far more suited to your needs but it is a big old bus, and about as glamorous as a wet sock. The S-Max and surprisingly, the Galaxy, are actually excellent from behind the wheel. My brother in law has a 7 seat Toyota Verso and he dies inside each time he has to drive it, but I actually enjoy the S-Max. The 2.0 petrol Ecoboost or 200bhp 2.0 diesel are the ones to go for with the autobox.

You can get a new shape top spec Titanium X in budget



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202008182...

325Ti

Original Poster:

375 posts

110 months

Friday 8th January
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samoht said:
325Ti said:
samoht said:
New or used (how old) ? Budget?
used, preferably £15k max - wife would also prefer auto which really seems to limit choice
£13k - tick
seven seats - tick
automatic gearbox - tick
legendary 6.2L V8 engine - tick


however I suspect you're really better off with an MPV as more comfortable passenger space ;-)
that is lovely, but suspect if i buy that my wife would make me sleep in it!

325Ti

Original Poster:

375 posts

110 months

Friday 8th January
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ZX10R NIN said:
sounds like the galaxy is the way forward - the others look interesting but being older / import puts me off - think best option for a family bus is boring but reliable

325Ti

Original Poster:

375 posts

110 months

Friday 8th January
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Dapster said:
I have 3 kids and we're on our third S-Max and it's a brilliant family car. When the kids were young, we could get 3 abreast in kids seats. When a little older, we had 2 in kids seats in the 2 outer seats on the middle row, and the eldest way in the back on his own. They are now 12, 11 and 8 and all occupy the middle row with the little one in a booster.

The rear most seats are for kids only but you do get a good view out and our son loved it, but he did feel out of touch as he couldn't hear the conversation but he could hear music and it was well ventilated. With the 3rd row in use you have only a small amount of luggage space.

All in, the Galaxy is far more suited to your needs but it is a big old bus, and about as glamorous as a wet sock. The S-Max and surprisingly, the Galaxy, are actually excellent from behind the wheel. My brother in law has a 7 seat Toyota Verso and he dies inside each time he has to drive it, but I actually enjoy the S-Max. The 2.0 petrol Ecoboost or 200bhp 2.0 diesel are the ones to go for with the autobox.

You can get a new shape top spec Titanium X in budget



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202008182...
thanks for your reply - defiantly siding with the galaxy now. Wifes current care is a 200bhp diesel mondeo so know the engine well