It’s been a while with one thing and another but now I find myself imminently (within a few months) needing to change one of our cars for baby number two’s arrival. Please God don’t let it be my beloved Volvo S40 which goes to trade in heaven in the sky!
So why do we need to change?
The Volvo could easily hold two car seats and two parents no problem but when it comes to prams, changing bags etc..we are limited by the small boot space offered as it’s hatchback.
So what do we go for?
There are just so many considerations which need addressed. cost , comfort, safety, design,boot space, does it look good? As a parent it is logical that safety is paramount but surely most modern cars offer the same/similar spec in that regard? Overall space for carrying the babies entourage is also high on the list but the more space the higher the price seems along with lower mpg.
Finally we come to the aesthetics, does it look good! Not a massive priority but no point driving a car you’re not happy with either.
I have researched and am quite happy with either an Ix35, sportage or maybe a CRV? What are your thoughts and do you have any other suggestions? Probably going to buy one which is a couple of years old.
So my question is this my good people, can I have it all and if so what car is the answer?
UPDATE; We finally got a Ford Kuga, which I must say I am delighted with as a family car, spacious decent MPG and a joy to drive
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