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Old Jul 31st 2011, 8:07 pm
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Hi all, hopefully moving to Perth, there is 6 of us and wondered if someone could recommend a good MPV vehicle or make (not new) to go for, if we get there?
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Old Aug 2nd 2011, 2:19 pm
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Hi all, hopefully moving to Perth, there is 6 of us and wondered if someone could recommend a good MPV vehicle or make (not new) to go for, if we get there?
Stay away from
#1 Kia Carnival. They're cheap for a reason. (Cylinder heads gaskets)
#2 Holden Zafira have timing chain issues (Oil feed to the chain lubrication fails)
Google the above for further info

I have had a Hyundai Trajet for the past 6 months (7 seater).... Good vehicle. The 6 months prior to that I had the Hyundai i-max (8 seater)

Check www.autotrader.com.au
www.gumtree.com.au
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Hi all, hopefully moving to Perth, there is 6 of us and wondered if someone could recommend a good MPV vehicle or make (not new) to go for, if we get there?
Something to bear in mind if your kids are 7 and under is that their child seats will need anchor points. Now assuming that all your kids are in child seats then not all MPVs have enough anchor points for 4 baby/booster seats. The majority have 3. Ford Territory and Kia Carnival both have anchor points for each of the 2nd and 3rd row seats. It is an option to have after market anchor points fitted but this can't be done in all vehicles.

Unless you need 4 or more anchor points then this shouldn't be an issue but best you know now before you go buying a car that possibly doesn't meet your requirements.

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Go for the Kia Carnival, number 1 selling people mover for good reason. We have had one from new, now 6 years old and no problems. The head gasket issue was many years ago and they use a completely different engine now.
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We got a Toyota Tarago (Previa in the UK) which has been faultless.
We got the 2007 model when it was 18 months old, 65,000 kms (ex hire car), full serive history etc for less than $30,000. they are $50k new.
it has 8 seats and can tether kids seats to at least 5...
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That's why we chose the Carnival, just under $30k new drive away and the new one is still around about the same with I think 5 years warranty.
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