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Bigger family car after a Focus - help needed

Discussion in 'Motors' started by jtorry, 30 Dec 2020.

  1. rodenal

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    The guy wants a bigger car, whether he could make do doesn't really matter now....

    For comparison sake my focus estate isn't much bigger in the boot than my Octavia hatchback was overall and is definitely smaller in the back, though that's partly down to the massive Recaros in mine.

    I wouldn't jump from a focus to an Octavia, it would still bring with it the mild annoyance of having to think where stuff was going to go (I'd still need a roof box even with an Octavia estate if went anywhere for a few days with dog in tow as well as the kids) - a Superb however would deal with absolutely anything you wanted to do pretty easily and they're a much nicer car inside.
     
  2. Dis86

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    It's a pram. Not a parachute harness.
     
  3. ahar

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    Get up on the wrong side of bed?

    My mother always said, if you've got nothing nice to say then don't say anything.
     
  4. Dis86

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    Good for her, I'll come to you if I want some nice home-spun folksy wisdom.

    Could I ask her opinion on black cats, ladders and stitches in time?
     
  5. ahar

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    I always remind myself that if someone is being unpleasant to you or someone else on the Internet, you never know really what the reason is. Maybe they have something going on in their life, or maybe they're just not a nice person.

    I hope that if it's the former @Dis86, things improve for you in 2021. Happy New Year.
     
  6. regulus

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    Should read here more often, seems like a fun place.

    And dangerous if you ask the 'wrong' question.
     
  7. Jonnycoupe

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    I suspect the two people who posted haven’t got kids and are hence theorising.
     
  8. Jonnycoupe

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    Indeed. The travel systems are generally bigger.
     
  9. robj20

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    What about a Mondeo.
    We changed from a Focus to a Mondeo for this exact reason, boot is huge and easily fits a really big pram and push chair and easily two child seats in the back. Plus everything elses at the same time.
     
  10. james.miller

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    Nothing wrong with wondering why people can't manage two kids in a family hatchback. It is what they're designed for after all? If you simply want an echo chamber then my advice would be don't ask questions on forums if you think you might get a reply you're not going to like....
     
  11. Tinders

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    Yes you can make do with a Focus, but why should you when there much better options. When my 2 were in the baby seats no way on earth would i have run around in a Focus.

    Bigger cars exist to make life easier, the guy wants an opinion on a new car, thats all. None of the points made by the pro Focus class make sense, in this day and age.
     
  12. mjt

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    Oh is that the official term? Whatever it's called, it's an Emmaljunga with both bassinet and chair attachments and they are ******* huge. Bassinet was 97cm long!
     
  13. theone8181

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    Just wait till they are no longer in nappies, and in backed booster seats. Then you will be to go away in a fiat 500:p.
     
  14. godinman

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    Looked at a Kuga? We've had one for a couple of years now and it's been great, loads of room, solid and reliable for us. We've been away for camping holidays with it loaded up with tent etc and haven't struggled for space at all. Now our youngest is out of prams and stuff we'll be downsizing a bit probably but it's been a good car.
     
  15. jtorry

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    Thanks for the replies. Lots to think about.