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Spec me a massive car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Hamish, 18 Dec 2016.

  1. Hamish


    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,955

    Location: Deepest Yorkshire

    Hi everyone.
    At the moment I drive an Audi Q7 which I got earlier this year after we found we were having twins. It's perfect, me and this missus up front, the twins in the middle row and a dog guard in the boot with a split, half for the double pram and half for the dog (rescue staffie x spaniel). This has done us great for the past 6 months and we even have an extra seat in the middle for another passenger or luggage.
    A few weeks ago though we found that the missus was preggers again :o and best of all it's twins again!
    I never thought I'd say it but the Q7 will be too small. With 3 car seats across the middle row and one in the back row that only leaves half the boot for two double prams and the dog has to stay at home, maybe a roofrack for luggage?! Putting a 1 year old in the rearmost seat would also be a right PITA when he can't get in himself and I have to remove the other car seat from the middle row also.

    So here I am looking to upsize again. So far I'm considering a Transporter or a V-Class but boot space will still be an issue.
    Once we don't need a pram in a couple of years or so I'm seriously considering splashing out on a Tesla Model S with the 2 boot seats but until then it's either make do with the Q7 or get a minibus. Any other options?

  2. Cleisthenes


    Joined: 29 Jul 2013

    Posts: 7,987

    Got to be a Multipla :p

    But seriously, maybe something with 7 seats.

    XC90, X5, Discovery?

    e: Oh, and congratulations on the baby news :)
  3. wedrum


    Joined: 11 Aug 2016

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    Location: Cheshire

  4. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,411

    Location: Sunny Sussex

  5. NooBish AbbZ


    Joined: 21 Mar 2013

    Posts: 2,805

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

  6. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 36,862

    Location: Welling, London

    That car was spewed up by Satan himself.
  7. Uther


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 14,580

    Seat Alhambra.
  8. Armageus


    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 12,027

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    The OPs Q7 has 7 seats :)
  9. Jumper118


    Joined: 17 Oct 2012

    Posts: 5,004

    Location: Leeds

    Can't you just get a roof rack?
  10. BuffetSlayer


    Joined: 19 Jun 2012

    Posts: 4,644

    I think you might be better off buying a crew bus style transit!! Seriously, though, the Q7 is already one of the biggest cars on the road, so I think you are foing to struggle to go much bigger. Maybe something like a ford galaxy or s-max but unless you go into transit van size territory I think you already own a massive car! :)
  11. andicole0


    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,288

    Location: Robertsbridge

    You can't hear them cry in the roof rack.
  12. Jumper118


    Joined: 17 Oct 2012

    Posts: 5,004

    Location: Leeds

    Or bark. It's the best option I think. Just make them take it in terns so nobody feels left out.
  13. SpeedFreak


    Joined: 14 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,984

    Location: Bristol

    Galaxy is no better than the Q7 for space. Tranporter is a great shout, if you are up for a bit of customisation.
  14. HoneyBadger


    Joined: 2 Aug 2016

    Posts: 3,401

    Location: Kent

    <car dealer mode>

    Got a lovely runner just come in...

    </car dealer mode>

  15. andicole0


    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,288

    Location: Robertsbridge

  16. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,581

    Location: Glasgow

    Or the slightly fancier Caravelle. The seats are on rails so you've at least got the flexibility there to push the seats closer together to increase cargo space.
  17. xs2man


    Joined: 21 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,846

    Keep your Q7 and get this?


    Or, as mentioned above, get a Transporter. I would have one in an instant, but the wife isn't thus far convinced with a van. I have also always been impressed anytime I've been in a V-Class.
    Last edited: 19 Dec 2016
  18. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,384

    Two sets of twins? Wow
  19. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,843

    Location: Warwickshire

    Imo you have 3 kids on the middle row, one on the back row (it should be fine; the middle row lifts up very easily in the Q7, and the dog in the last space. Squeeze what you can in the 250L of remaining boot and get roof rails and a roof box for any extra luggage that doesn't fit.

    The Q7 is a great car and this will be massively preferable to getting some kind of soul destroying people carrier.
  20. Skillmister


    Joined: 3 Oct 2009

    Posts: 19,771

    Location: Wales

    Hope you've factored a life time supply of condoms into your budget :p