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    • We need a new car
    • The Missus wants a car that can seat 7 people "so we can give lifts to the kids friends"
    • She doesn't want a 4x4
    • I don't want a crap car*


    Options? I found this - but seems a bit excessive just to give a lift to other kids:
    4 Child Car Seat - Child Car Seats

    * By crap car, I mean (generally, but not limited to) anything built in UK, Korea, America, France and Italy
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    I would say the 4-way seat thing surely invalidates your insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkPie View Post
    • We need a new car
    • The Missus wants a car that can seat 7 people "so we can give lifts to the kids friends"
    • She doesn't want a 4x4
    • I don't want a crap car*


    Options? I found this - but seems a bit excessive just to give a lift to other kids:
    4 Child Car Seat - Child Car Seats

    * By crap car, I mean (generally, but not limited to) anything built in UK, Korea, America, France and Italy
    Why not a 4x4 ? They're not all gas guzzlers. You could get a RAV4 2.2 diesel for example.

    It always makes me laugh these folks who won't touch a 4x4 but go and buy some people carrier with the aerodynamics of a cardboard box and with fuel economy no better than a RAV.

    Yet they will still claim the moral high ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Buggeridge View Post
    Why not a 4x4 ? They're not all gas guzzlers. You could get a RAV4 2.2 diesel for example.

    It always makes me laugh these folks who won't touch a 4x4 but go and buy some people carrier with the aerodynamics of a cardboard box and with fuel economy no better than a RAV.

    Yet they will still take the moral high ground.
    Tell that to my missus would you?
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    From the site:

    Fitting a Multimac will convert your car from a 5-seater to a 6-seater. It has been discussed by the ABI (Association of British Insurers) who have welcomed it as they welcome any appropriately approved device that contributes to child safety, but point out that you should always advise your insurer that you are using a Multimac, as they cannot test or endorse any commercial product themselves. Norwich Union have specifically stated that: ‘The Multimac is Norwich Union approved, and fitment will not invalidate your policy’, and feedback from our customers is that other Insurers have similarly accepted it with no change in premiums.

    Multimac - Safety - Child Car Seats
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkPie View Post
    From the site:

    Fitting a Multimac will convert your car from a 5-seater to a 6-seater. It has been discussed by the ABI (Association of British Insurers) who have welcomed it as they welcome any appropriately approved device that contributes to child safety, but point out that you should always advise your insurer that you are using a Multimac, as they cannot test or endorse any commercial product themselves. Norwich Union have specifically stated that: ‘The Multimac is Norwich Union approved, and fitment will not invalidate your policy’, and feedback from our customers is that other Insurers have similarly accepted it with no change in premiums.

    Multimac - Safety - Child Car Seats
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkPie View Post
    • We need a new car
    • The Missus wants a car that can seat 7 people "so we can give lifts to the kids friends"
    • She doesn't want a 4x4
    • I don't want a crap car*


    Options? I found this - but seems a bit excessive just to give a lift to other kids:
    4 Child Car Seat - Child Car Seats

    * By crap car, I mean (generally, but not limited to) anything built in UK, Korea, America, France and Italy
    Wouldnt it have been easier to list the countries you are prepared to consider, you seem to be suggesting you dont want a car manufactured in UK, Korea, US, France and Italy? That would only leave German or Japan as your options but even then, it means Nissan in Sunderland is discarded as well as Opel \ GM in Germany!

    Think you need to ditch the severe limitation \ blinkers you have imposed on yourself. Even with a 7 seater and family of 6, you'd only be able to carry 1 additional friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    I would say the 4-way seat thing surely invalidates your insurance?
    Nope, they are allowed. However, having 4 kids and 2 adults in a car designed for seating 5 adults may cause some issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkPie View Post
    • We need a new car
    • The Missus wants a car that can seat 7 people "so we can give lifts to the kids friends"
    • She doesn't want a 4x4
    • I don't want a crap car*

    Options? I found this - but seems a bit excessive just to give a lift to other kids:
    4 Child Car Seat - Child Car Seats

    * By crap car, I mean (generally, but not limited to) anything built in UK, Korea, America, France and Italy
    Mercedes E-Class Estate - all the car you'll ever need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Wouldnt it have been easier to list the countries you are prepared to consider, you seem to be suggesting you dont want a car manufactured in UK, Korea, US, France and Italy? That would only leave German or Japan as your options but even then, it means Nissan in Sunderland is discarded as well as Opel \ GM in Germany!

    Think you need to ditch the severe limitation \ blinkers you have imposed on yourself. Even with a 7 seater and family of 6, you'd only be able to carry 1 additional friend.



    Nope, they are allowed. However, having 4 kids and 2 adults in a car designed for seating 5 adults may cause some issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Mercedes E-Class Estate - all the car you'll ever need.
    Till it snows?
    Practically perfect in every way....there's a time and (more importantly) a place for malarkey.
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