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Family Matters

COLDSTEEL Dec 29, 2004

  1. COLDSTEEL

    COLDSTEEL Member

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    We are expecting our first child in July and I'm getting "the car costs 20K of course it will fit a pushchair/pram in the boot" from the wife. Is this true? Does anyone use their Sportback as the main family car and does it suffice?
     
  2. ahuntley

    ahuntley New Member

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    Get roof rails then you can fit a top box . . .

    My Sportback makes do for my family of 5 (2 adults 2 gangly youths and a fussy Airedale) and so far no complaints.

    When my kids were younger I did have an estate to cart around all the paraphernalia but guess we have passed that stage now.
     
  3. GregC

    GregC Member

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    It is a bit of a myth that you need a huge car as soon as you have kids. Friends of mine have an old style 325i convertible, another set have a 330ci - you simly need to buy kit that fits in the car (buggy's etc).

    I imaging something like a Sportback would be fine.

    Greg
     
  4. The911SC

    The911SC Active Member

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    Hmmm. not sure about the myth!.
    I have a 1 year old and on a recent trip which required taking the pushchair and overnight bags for me, my wife and the baby, my A4 was FULL. No way could I have taken the A3 and especially not a Quatrro (higher boot).
    If you travel light, then yes but youll be surprised how big pushchairs really are!..
    I did a swap and my wife uses the A4 with the Baby leaving me the A3 for running about. Any 'family' outing is done in the A4..
     
  5. benw123

    benw123 Moderator

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    I think the Sportback would be ideal. It has a touch more legroom than the 3dr, and the boot is also a little larger.

    I don't have any children, but recently we went on a booze cruise to France and the Sportback coped brilliantly with me, my girlfriend and her parents plus tonnes of beer. Loads of room and comfort.
     

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