Good city car that fits 2+ car seats?
March 24, 2012 11:09 PM Subscribe
What's a good car for city living that will allow me to have 2 car seats and room for passengers?
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I currently have a compact car. I have car seats for my two kids in the back. The kids are primary school age and I don't have any plans to move the older child to a booster for another couple of years. I would like to be able to pick up even one of the kids' friends (in a booster) once in a while. I can't do this with the current car - I have Britax Frontiers.
I live in a busy downtown area where parking is at a premium. The school is also in similar circumstances and parallel parking in tight spaces is the norm. I have no desire to drive a real minivan.
What is a good car for city driving that would be easy to park? (I can't afford to not be able to find a parking spot.) Friends have a Mazda5 and say good things about it, but it looks so big to me and I don't know how I would find parking in the city. Perhaps it's not as big as I think. Or maybe there's some way to fit a booster in between my 2 *Britax Frontiers*! (I doubt it, though.)
The kids' dad and I are in the middle of a divorce, so I might be willing to move them to another kind of car seat (since I have to buy a new one), as long as it's roughly as good as Britax Frontier. So if that's an angle to ponder, please let me know.
Any suggestions very much appreciated! Thanks!