This is my "new" car! It's a 2008 Ford Galaxy Zetec which has been paid for with a combination of loans (hand outs) from my folks and the hard fought for (by my hubby) insurance money from the Mitsubishi. My Dad played a blinder with the negotiations and got the price down far enough for me to able to pay for the increase in my insurance, and my tax disk out of my change and STILL have a little left over to stash away for any future repairs / next years insurance.
I've done my research I think that no matter how much I love the VW Caravelle they are beyond my price range, so the Galaxy (as a close second choice) is the car for us!
It has 7 seats and still enough boot space for my pram and shopping with all the seats up, which equates to a reasonable amount of crumple-zone should anyone else run into the back of me when I have a car full of kids! The back row of seats are proper seats, not little uncomfortable flappy efforts which makes me happier too. That was my main reason for choosing this type of car.
Most of the time I wont be using the 3rd row anyway. Only once baby is here and then only if all 6 of us go somewhere which doesn't often happen. Only in the holidays and occasional weekend. From September Tom will be at school full time same as Jack so Mon-Fri I'll only have 2 kids to ferry about. But it's great to know that when we DO all go on a day trip or holiday together then there is a PROPER SEAT for everyone, compatible with the children's car seats, AND STILL room in the boot for all the junk we cart around with us too.
I'll be picking it up tomorrow..... I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve!
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