|MPVs vs people carriers
||[Apr. 30th, 2007|09:38 am]
|[||I am feeling
I suspect I (sadly) already know the answer to this but wanted to get your opinions.
My family is looking for a new/used car. We currently have a Mondeo but I've noticed that when my husband, who is 6'4", is in the car, his seat ends up very close to my boys' (2.5 and 15m) car seats/legs, especially when they're reclined to sleep, and I just don't think that's safe. Also, when I have family visiting from the US, we can't go anywhere in the car as no one can fit between their car seats.
I'd like to avoid gettting a full-sized people carrier, as it seems silly--for both for economical and ecological reasons--to go straight for one of the biggest things on the road just for the occasional visitor. Plus I just don't know if I want to drive such a big car on a regular basis.
So, ideally, we're on the lookout for something that:
1. My very tall hubby can sit comfortably in, but that still gives plenty of leg room for those behind him.
2. Has the option (as in fold-down seats, perhaps) of seating for six or seven.
We've got the latest Top Gear mag that gives the specs on them all, but I prefer to get recommendations from folks who might be in a similar situation to ours.
Can anyone help? Thanks!