I drive a 99 chevy cavalier and I need a bigger car! We can't fit DD's (4) car seat, graco nautilus, and a baby car seat in my back seat no matter what we do. My DH is 6'3 and has to have the seat back all the way. It's the same car we had when dd was a baby but dh was on deployment from when she was 6 months old until she was almost 2 years old so I didn't have to worry about him being in the car. I love this car, it has never given us any problems but we need a bigger car to make room for baby. I'm afraid to get another car. I have only had two cars. I want a car that is good on gas but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Oh, i take that back. I had 3 cars. We got a 99 chevy astro. That thing was huge and was a gas hog. Luckily I had no luck selling my car so when we sold the van we went back to our car.
by mamatocalebOctober 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM
Toyota Highlander. with 3rd row seating and 4wd. I wanted the 3rd row seating with this baby coming. 4wd is pretty much mandatory in WI winters. :). Chevy traverse is similiar but these are of course not cars :) I traded from a toyota camry.
by halinicholsOctober 14, 2012 at 2:28 PMRight now we're driving DF's '89 jeep 4 door. Its insured and even though its more of a toy, it gets us where we need to go, we don't go far so it works.
We have a 91 ford taurus that's mine and the more family type car, but DF has to replace the tie rods and it's not insured yet so we don't drive that one.
by mamatocalebOctober 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM
Just adding that I NEEDED a bigger vehicle with my 4 year old,2 year old and infant will all be in car seats and safety back booster seats.
by Missmyangel1October 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM
I drive a 99 Subaru Legacy Outback, It is an AMAZING car! we can fit pretty much anything into it and we have lots of leg room!
No the infant seat with the base fit wonderfully. When my daughter got too heavy for me to carry her in it I switched and then wished I would have left the carrier in the car as her seat. I had a chicco carrier if that helps any. Not sure the name of it.
I just started leasing one in August! Love it so far! Baby is due in feb and great info thanks! I don't have a carseat yet... Was thinking about a graco 30 and then later a convertible. A infant seat with a base isnt too hard to fit? And YES I love the trunk! It's what sold me because I really thought I needed a SUV for space, but wanted good gas mileage. The fusion trunk is huge. :D
I have a 2012 Ford Fusion and my safety first convertible seat doesn't fit well in the back when its reclined in the rear facing position. A carrier works fine though, as does the convertible if it isn't FULLY reclined. The middle seat is small and doesn't have a latch system so I use the passenger side and when the new baby comes the drivers side. It will take up the whole back seat. Its good on gas. My car averages 27 mpg says my car and sticker says 33 average highway and 23 average city (I think) I have the 4 cylinder. Cheaper, better on gas, don't need the power. Also it had good trunk space. I can fit a stroller and over a cart full of groceries in it. That was what made me choose the car actually. I need my storage!
Tall people can't sit in my passenger seat right now, just a heads up. My hubby has to drive when we leave as a family. Lol makes me feel spoiled actually. When my dd gets to 20 lbs I can put the seat in a less of recline for her, and we can have more leg room in front!
I hope this helps a little bit.
by swmmraOctober 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Right now I drive a Nissan Xterra, but we are going to have to trade that in. We have a 15 year old, a 3.5 year old and a baby coming in January. Both car seats won't fit in the back and give the 15 year old space. Looking at a Chevy suburban, because we have to be able to drive in the snow too.
by ambh11October 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM2007 Dodge charger. Car seat fits well.