I drive a kia sorento. It works for us very well with 2 kids. If we do have another kid soon then I want to get a honda odyssey. I would technically still use the sorento, but I want more room. LOL.
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I drive a tiny little nissan sentra. I'm looking to buy a new one soon, so I'm excited to see more answers about the carseats! Anyone with a car? Or am I crazy to think a carseat or 2 will fit in a car?
We have a Mazda5. I love it. It works pretty well with the 3 little kids. It has 3 rows of 2 seats (kind of a mini mini van). We have DS1 in the back with the other back seat folded down so we have storage. The two younger ones are in the middle row.
I highly recommend it, especially for anyone planning 2 kids. The car is fun to drive (ours it stick shift ) and the middle row is spacious. The back row is tight, but with the seats folded down you would have lots of storage and you can pop the seats up if you need to carry more people (without making them try to squeeze in between two car seats!) and the gas mileage is pretty good.
Unfortunately, with #4 we'll have to move up to a mini van. And who knows... someday we might end up with a real van!
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We are strictly a truck household. I drive a Chevy 2500 HD, Diesel. Its the full 4 doors and will seat 6. DS's carseat is large and fits nicely. I can stick 3 seats in the back no problem. I heart my truckie.
I drive an '02 Toyota Camry and my husband drives an '05 Kia Sonata.
We primarily use my car for the carseat it's basically in my car all the time. His car works pretty well too, though.
I babysit a little boy my daughter's age 3 days a week, so I actually have 2 extended rear facing carseats in my car at all times, along with a regular stroller and a double stroller in my trunk. My car works pretty well for all of that; the trunk is nice and roomy so we're able to fit all that plus groceries or whatever when we're out and about. However, if we needed to take a 3rd adult in my car it would be a VERY tight squeeze between the two carseats in the back.
After we have our second child, we're planning on getting a minivan or SUV for more room and seats. Maybe. We kind of like not having a car payment as both our cars are paid for. We'll see.
We have a Ford Escape. Great little SUV. It works great for the carseat. We have her in the middle right now but if we decide to have another one we will move her to one side or the other.
I have a Honda Odyessy. We wanted a bigger car and were thinking mini van but later down the track, however found this one at an awesome price which meant no car payment so we grabbed it. I love it and can't wait to fill it with more kidlets.
We have a Honda CRV and a Toyota Corolla. The Corolla doesn't have any carseats in it since it's DH'its commuter car on the days I work from home. It can fit two rear-facing convertible seats though since we've done that once. It can't fit much more than just the stroller though in the trunk. The CRV fits two carseats comfortably, a double stroller and a bunch of stuff, however I want something bigger for when #3 happens! We are looking at mini vans I think. It is tight when we go camping and we had to add a top of the car carrier thing for that.
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Awesome, thanks for the info! DH drives a camry and isn't planning on getting a new car anytime soon. My car is about to crap out any day now, so I've been looking.
I'd really like to buy a hatchback type vehicle, so we can fit stuff in the back and do camping trips. I am looking at the Toyota Matrix, the Mazda 3, and the Ford Focus Hatchback. I'm starting to wonder if I should get something a little bigger though, because a friend of mine told me she can't get 2 carseats in her car and is having to buy a mini-van. Mini-vans are so pricey, and I'm worried about parking in the city. I do lot of downtown trips for work and parallel parking is so easy in my tiny car.