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mc30b Aug 28th 2013 11:07 am

RAV4 '13 - Space
 
I have been offered use of a RAV4 '13 car. It seems a bit small in the back to me (it will need to seat one adult and two children aged 4 and 6). Does anybody have any views on it as a family car? Thanks.

Millsyisland Aug 28th 2013 11:20 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 
Can the adult not sit in the front passenger seat, or will there be someone else in there?

mc30b Aug 28th 2013 11:23 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by Millsyisland (Post 10873877)
Can the adult not sit in the front passenger seat, or will there be someone else in there?

There will be a driver supplied so one adult in the front passenger seat and one in the back.

Meow Aug 28th 2013 1:54 pm

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 
I've had a RAV 4 and there is a reasonable amount of legroom, but it's not massive. Depends on the size of the passengers, i.e. are they very tall with the front seats pushed back and the adult in the back needing a lot of legroom too? I'm told they aren't particularly comfy in the back, but then I was invariably driving so never sat there.

Millhouse Aug 28th 2013 6:51 pm

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by mc30b (Post 10873853)
I have been offered use of a RAV4 '13 car. It seems a bit small in the back to me (it will need to seat one adult and two children aged 4 and 6). Does anybody have any views on it as a family car? Thanks.

One kid in a car seat, the other a booster. Not a chance.

mc30b Aug 29th 2013 3:16 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10874727)
One kid in a car seat, the other a booster. Not a chance.

I must admit I haven't seen any child car seats in Riyadh yet...

Millsyisland Aug 29th 2013 4:48 am

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Do you mean you haven't seen any to buy in the shops, are haven't seen any being used in cars?

The latter I expect, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't use them.

flares Aug 29th 2013 4:52 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by mc30b (Post 10875306)
I must admit I haven't seen any child car seats in Riyadh yet...

they do actually use booster seats...to see over the steering wheel

mc30b Aug 29th 2013 9:35 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 
Can anybody recommend a better option to comfortably fit one adult and two kids on booster seats in the back? Thanks.

flares Aug 29th 2013 10:04 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 
A Toyota Prado should suffice. Cost a fair bit more I'd imagine.

Otherwise Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, even a Dodge Durango

Blue Cat Aug 29th 2013 10:13 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 
I had a Rav4 when my daughter was a baby, could easily fit her in and another child. What is wrong with people? in the UK you would get four in a Yaris and not complain.

mc30b Aug 29th 2013 10:15 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10875689)
I had a Rav4 when my daughter was a baby, could easily fit her in and another child. What is wrong with people? in the UK you would get four in a Yaris and not complain.

Thanks - my worry is the comfort of an adult plus two kids in the back.

Blue Cat Aug 29th 2013 10:17 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by mc30b (Post 10875694)
Thanks - my worry is the comfort of an adult plus two kids in the back.

it's a five seater car so what is the problem? I regularly had adults in the back of mine.

jam25mack Aug 29th 2013 10:21 am

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You need to go down the soft roader route.

Something like a Suzuki Grand Vitara of a Mitsy Outlander will be reasonably cheap and bigger than a Rav 4.

Once you start looking at proper 4x4 systems the cost increases significantly.

Brains1983 Aug 29th 2013 11:08 am

Re: RAV4 '13 - Space
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10875699)
it's a five seater car so what is the problem? I regularly had adults in the back of mine.

driver + 1 upfront.

booster seat, baby seat and an adult in the back can't be comfy on an ongoing basis (fine for a once a week trip I would imagine).

We have two babyseats in the back of the Pajero, and it is not f-ing comfortable in the back as an adult!


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