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  Reply # 1515186 17-Mar-2016 19:23
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Thanks for all the feedback, and has given some useful information. Budget is probably around 20k, but probably can stretch to more. It is for transporting 3+ kids under 6 in the back . One consideration though is that the car has 3 proper mounts for car seats, which some cars don't seem to have. eg The Rav4 apparently only has 2 mounts. 


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  Reply # 1516009 19-Mar-2016 10:49
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

joker97:

 

Didn't realise Kia has upped the ante, bringing in the new Carnival with the best engine in the world ...

 

440nM torque at 1750rpm ... that will make your passengers fly

 

If you don't like Kias, at least go drive it and you will know what I mean ... the feeling of taking off in a jet plane :)

 

 

My Land Rover has 7 seats and 300 Bhp from a 4.4 litre Jag engine - it's pretty quick for a 2 tonne + car....

 

 

 

 

Have you taken it around the Tora Coast ?

 

 

 

 

No. One thing it can't do is float...!






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1516043 19-Mar-2016 11:50
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xpd:

 

Yabanize:

 

Toyota ipsum

 

 

Thats the little brother to the Verso, and I wouldnt want 7 adults in the Verso :)

 

 

 

 

No, the Ipsum is also known as the "Avensis Verso" and is significantly bigger than the "Toyota Verso"

 

The Ipsum has seven usable seats, unlike (IMHO) the Qashqai + 2, the Toyota Wish or the Mazda Premacy.  There is also more (but still not a lot) luggage space with all seats up than there is with something like a Santa Fe, where the rear row of heads is virtually touching the rear window.


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  Reply # 1516157 19-Mar-2016 19:13
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mattwnz:

Thanks for all the feedback, and has given some useful information. Budget is probably around 20k, but probably can stretch to more. It is for transporting 3+ kids under 6 in the back . One consideration though is that the car has 3 proper mounts for car seats, which some cars don't seem to have. eg The Rav4 apparently only has 2 mounts. 



Couple of extra things to consider
Whatever you choose needs to have capacity for 6yo's plus however long you intend to keep the car. So if you want to keep it for 3 yrs make sure you have enough room for the 9yo's plus any gear they may have

Also if you are still using car seats or booster seats like we are for our tribe, that all child seats fit across the back seats. We've had to be fairly picky about which child or booster seats we buy so we can fit everyone in and close the doors!

I'd imagine our quahqai +2 which is 3 to 4 years old would attract around 20k so if it's a crossover vehicle you are looking for that will roughly be the age you are looking at. People movers will be different though

Best of luck!

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  Reply # 1516158 19-Mar-2016 19:14
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Umm you know the kids grow yeah




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  Reply # 1516210 19-Mar-2016 22:13
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joker97: Umm you know the kids grow yeah

 

 

 

I've heard that.






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  Reply # 1561950 29-May-2016 23:05
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The Nissan Cube Cubic is a 7 seater. Its front bench seat design was fitted out with a middle seatbelt on earlier Nissans so you might be able to have an eighth seatbelt installed there too.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1561970 30-May-2016 06:59
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What did OP buy in the end? Did he go for space, looks or fuel economy?





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