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Best pre-owned family vehicle with 2 kids

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Mar 26, 2013
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I am 6'5" and getting a car seat behind me is impossible. We made it work with one kid but won't be able to do it with 2
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camry, crazy legroom at the back for a sedan
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andrewrmunro wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 4:32 pm
I am 6'5" and getting a car seat behind me is impossible. We made it work with one kid but won't be able to do it with 2
I know some car seats take up a lot of room compared to others and it's not very pleasant if the kids feet can reach your seat :)
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get a minivan, the most sensible choice.
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get a minivan, the most sensible choice. A if not a minivan, sth. like a CRV is good, but pre-owned is not cheap.
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rivet wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 3:38 pm
get a minivan, the most sensible choice.
For people who think a good time is getting comfortable in their favorite chair and watching CSI Miami on a Friday night.
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Jimbobs wrote:
Sep 14th, 2015 3:55 pm
Any family. There is a reason it's the second best selling car on the planet (Corolla is number 1).
Whats your source for this?
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Op has found a subie outback last night and doing ppi today.
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So what does your wife wants?? Small car which can accomodate 2 car seats and you?? That's simple such car does not exist. You need full size sedan like VW Passat or Camry, I don't think that mid size SUV will be comfortable for you.

I would add +1 on minivan, cannot beat space and versatility.
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Passat and Camry are both mid size, but maybe good enough for OP. Accord normally has more legroom than Camry.
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JohnB wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 4:43 pm
Whats your source for this?
IIRC, an article in the Wheels section of The Toronto Star. It's also on this Wikipedia page but you have to scroll down through the various cars. Specifically:

VW Golf - Became Volkswagen's bestseller in 2002; 30,000,000 by mid June 2013 in six generations
Toyota Corolla - 40,000,000 over eleven generations through July 2013.

I know it's a bit of a cheat to compare the Corolla 1st. gen to the current model and ditto with the Golf but that's what they've done. The VW Beetle is the best selling single design car.
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romsan04 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2015 5:24 pm
So what does your wife wants?? Small car which can accomodate 2 car seats and you?? That's simple such car does not exist. You need full size sedan like VW Passat or Camry, I don't think that mid size SUV will be comfortable for you.

I would add +1 on minivan, cannot beat space and versatility.
I have only ever rented minivans and found them bland, gutless, dangerous, poorly designed and did I say bland? A mid size is much more comfortable, safer and less bland than any minivan out there.

The reason manufacturers put so much marketing effort into minivans and SUV's is because they bypass all the regulations that apply to cars. Minivans and SUV's are classified as trucks.
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Yah, no kidding, most crash tests are done on front impacts. A lifted truck rear ends a minivan at speed with kids in the 3rd row slammed up to the tailgate hatch .. yah, no thanks.

If safety is any concern you need a large SUV that has the 3rd row above the rear axle where it is the most structurally safe. The 3rd row in most vehicles is about as safe as riding on the back of a motorcycle.

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