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can any small car fit 3

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#1 blackbird

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Nissan pulsar N14 1994 5 door

Could 2 booster seats (the tall winged kind) and a babyseat fit in the back?

I am going to sell my beloved Nissan Maxima to save money on running costs as driving all over to uni, school, kindy, childcare, physio and swiming this year is going to add up and I think it would be better to downgrade for awhile.

So looking at finding a cheaper small car, I want to know if I had too could 3 seats fit in it? Probably not but ah well.

Do you know of any smallish cheap to cars that can?

#2 emnut

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

we used to have one & no way could they fit (also the pulsar was not cheap to run)

#3 Z-girls rock

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

I dont know about the seat question.

but my nissan pulsar is VERY cheap to run! I find it is be a really fuel efficient car.

good luck

#4 Chaos in stereo

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:10 AM


Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:00 PM.

#5 blackbird

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Im wondering if there are any cars that can fit 3 that are cheapish to buy and run, just seems like pain to get a bigger car, just in case.

I could just get small one anyway and swap again later if I need to in a year or so.

#6 blackbird

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

apparently you can get slim car seats but only online, they aren't mass stocked in baby stores yet, I have to do a bit more research 1st but apparently it is possible, but not in a rav4 lol

#7 Hairy Maclary

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

We have a Holden Barina sedan, with 3 seats.  

4 year old sits in middle in a S&S Hi-Liner SG

baby RF in S&S Meridian

2.5 year old in Mothers Choice Emperor.

We are planning on getting a new car next year, so are hoping that the Meridian will still be fine FF until then once we turn it.

#8 *LiMa*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

I'm pretty sure one of the ladies in my dig has just had luck getting 3 seats in her pulsar.  I'll see if I can get any more info for you

#9 jemsoli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I got 3 seats in my corolla. 3 x infa secure kompressor. Purchased from baby bunting.

Edit to add link to thread PP was referring to
Pulsar 3 seat thread

Edited by jemso, 24 January 2013 - 07:47 PM.

#10 blackbird

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

oh thats great! thank you ladies! original.gif

#11 mumtoactivetoddler

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

It is theoretically possible that I might get them in my corolla if I bought slim ones, there is no way on earth that three seats would have fitted in my pulsar.

#12 Cat Burglar

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Sorry OP I think its very unlikely. We have a hyundai getz and we have the smallest available car seats and 2 of those seats take up almost all the back seat with about 10cm in between. Ive also heard people with 4wds say they couldnt fit 3 across the back in any way  sad.gif

#13 bryce's-mummy

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

No I don't like your chances. A baby seat and two boosters JUST fit in a commodore. I have a Mazda now and I can only get two boosters in- no one can even sit in the middle it's that tight a squeeze!

Edited by bryce's-mummy, 24 January 2013 - 10:19 PM.

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