Up until recently I have been leaning towards the Nissan Dualis +2, mainly because we live on a busy street, and it is probably the only 7 seater car that would fit in our driveway allowing reasonable room to close the gate behind it.
I will have an 8 year old, a 2.5 year old, and a baby come May next year, so the issue of getting the two younger children into the car safely was my main concern.
Having read some reviews I test drove a 2007 Volvo XC90 today. It was a beautiful car to drive, has much more room in the boot/3rd row, and of course the big thing was the safety/curtain airbags in the third row.
My concerns with the volvo-
1. Its an older car, has low K's but Im worried about what parts/srvice etc will cost if something goes wrong. Any advice/experience here?
2. I will have to be super vigilant with unloading children every day, this really worries me.
My concern with the Dualis- Its smaller, which is also an advantage, but as far as the third row it concerns me safety wise.
So what would you do?
Ive looked at a few other cars and nothing else has really grabbed me, but if you can see an in between option Id love to hear it. Driveway can cope with a car up to prob max 4700 (but that would be nearly touching the wall and the gate so that would be hard work for me lol parking). We currently have an older CRV which is 4537 long and I can *just* walk behind it to the bins (except while pregnant lol).
Thanks in advance
Edited by ~RM~, 14 December 2012 - 12:28 PM.