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My 2nd daughter was born on the 1st of january this year[:D][:D] (Megan). I already have a daughter who is 2 and a bit.

Since ive used the car alot more than usual due to being off work ive really noticed that the golf doesnt seem big enough.

My 2 and a bit year old sits behind the passenger seat in her car seat and the front passenger seat has to be pushed very far forward so there is enough room for my daughters legs, which in turn makes the other half complain because there isnt enough room for her legs.....

Anyone else have to get rid of their golf when their second child came???

Ps im looking at mitsubishi shogun sports.... miles bigger than the golf.
 

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Congratulations

Looking for a seven seater myself, 2nd girl was born on the 23rd of December

The golf simply isnt big enough

Hafizur
 

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Congratulations!

Looks like we're all in the same boat! We have a 3 1/2 year old who constantly wriggles and subsequently his feet poke the driver in the back, the passenger in our Golf is forced to have the seat as far forward as it goes so the forward facing seat fits. I know people manage with smaller cars but we are finding it soo frustrating! Plus my wife would like to be able to go out for the day with a freind who has 2 kids and they have to take 2 cars, hence the fact we are lookign for a 7 seater for occasional 7 seat use!

In summary, by the time you fill it up with all the bits kids need I feel it is too small!
 

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Congratulations mate

My dad has a shogun sport and i find driving it, isn't great. For me a bit small in headroom for me as i am 6ft 4. Back is fine

Tam
 

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Yup but i thought the a4 and passat was not much bigger than the golf.

I would like a motor with an Uber sized boot and large area for kids in rear seats.

I dont fancy an MPV.... Its either a big 4x4 or a large estate/car..... maybe an A6 avant or something similar.

Anyone think of any other motors??
 

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Anyone else have to get rid of their golf when their second child came???
Yes, we did. Used to have a Bora, but the rear legroom in the MKIV is dire, unless you like being kicked in the back or are 5' tall. We coped with one child, but with the second, we'd had enough and also needed the extra luggage capacity.

We traded the Bora in for a Passat TDI sport Estate (2002MY (3BG)) and have never looked back, much more car for the money and loads of legroom and boot space for all. It can easily seat 4 adults without having to move the front seats forward to increase the rear legroom. Headroom isn't an issue either, the drivers seat goes pretty low, I am 6' and have no issues, I'd even say a 7' person could sit in either front seat and their head not touch he roof.

The passat has the same chassis as the A6, both of which benefit from much better interior space than the A4 (IMO).
 

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Congrats on the 2nd! Now the real work starts!!

We've got 2 children and I'm at a loss as to understand how you lot find it too small(unless you're talking taking 4 people and luggage away for a holiday)? Have you got 6' children?

My wife had a Polo when our first was born and that was great for a few years until we wnated something a bit bigger so I could use it for motorway work without putting too many miles on the (then) 320d. When I stopped doing the miles I then used the BMW and she's had the Golf for the last 2 years with the children who are now 3 and 6. Both of whom fitted very well and without wingeing, we even fit another 2 in the car when needs must to take them to/from school/rainbows etc etc. (yes we do use car seats!).

So to go against the grain - no we haven't had any problems fitting children(& prams/buggies) in the Golf. We use the BMW for long distance holidays (e.g. skiing in france) as for that the Golf is(was![;)]) too small.....[:D]

If you want something with an uber boot and plenty of space then I'd highly recommend the X3 - it's massive! (oh yes and the 2.0d isn't in the high emissions bracket and still does 35+mpg[:D])
 

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Congrats!!

[:D]

i actually bought my golf after i had my 3rd child, i needed something bigger then the escort van i was driving lol

i can get 3 kids in it, a large buggy, a full weeks shopping and a bassbox in the boot of mine!!!

(the kids are in the car not the boot lol)
 

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We went for a Passat Estate when the kids were smaller, now they're a bit older we manage very well with the Golf - wife has a Beetle as well and we can easily get shopping and pushchair in the boot (yes really!)

Having said that I'm after something a bit bigger as the Golf goes later this year and might be going back to a Passat or maybe jumping ship and going for the A4.

The Passat estate was great as the boot was huge - loads of room for pushchairs etc. definitely worth a look.
 

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Congrats mate

Think your all insane...I had my 3 door golf with 2 kids, no problem ,,, even went on a drinving holiday to cornwall in it .. OK the missus has a Zafiara but to be honest as a family we use the golf.. TBH all the zafira (7 seater) gives us is relatives ringing all the times for lifts and me or the wife having to drive everyone back from the pub et-al as we have spare seats..

Just dont go buying the cheapest or most gimmicky car seat or pram, get a decent car seat and dont just look at the fit look at the kids legroom etc.

(by changing car seats from one model britax to another my 2 year old gained 6 inches of space at ?50 its alot cheaper than buying a new car)

Again Ive just bought a mk5 albeit with 5 doors and its great I really cannot see why anyone needs a bigger car than a golf with 2 small kids!! 6 foot teenagers maybe or 3 small kids... but really all the seven seater gives you is more headroom, a bigger boot (only with 5 seats)
and ZERO bootspace with 7 seats...

I would say to anyone who thinks there is a space problem in the mk4 , just try a zafira/disco/sharan/ shogun... then try a mk5 bar the headroom theres no difference..

The other option is a Subaru impreza or Legacy estate , nowhere nears as chavvy as the saloon and an amazing drivers car, but with a bland but functional and spacious interiors
 

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My worry is all the crud that comes with a baby - prams are fapping he-uuuuuuggge nowadays. Then there's the bag with bottles, milk, water, a million nappies for one day, several changes of clothing - need a massive boot. The mk4 just about swallowed the lot - am hoping that the mk5 will be OK when our 2nd one comes in May ( 2nd baby, not 2nd Mk5 ).

Although I think the missus may struggle with her 3 series due to the shape of the boot ( am patiently waiting for the " I need a new car " request[:p] ).
 

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The Misses and are are looking at the moment for an estate. She has a bun in the oven and drives a Micra. After seeing her sister packing for a trip by putting nappies in the glovebox and stuffing toys under seats, we decide to get an estate that we can just throw things in the boot. Current favourites are a boring Toyota Avensis Estate or a Skoda Octavia. It will certainly not be VW.
 

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My worry is all the crud that comes with a baby - prams are fapping he-uuuuuuggge nowadays. Then there's the bag with bottles, milk, water, a million nappies for one day, several changes of clothing - need a massive boot. The mk4 just about swallowed the lot - am hoping that the mk5 will be OK when our 2nd one comes in May ( 2nd baby, not 2nd Mk5 ).

Although I think the missus may struggle with her 3 series due to the shape of the boot ( am patiently waiting for the " I need a new car " request[:p] ).
This is where I waas coming from earlier with the car seat pram comment... everyone buys there car to fit the pram!!! well there are big and smll prams, surely its more wise to buy the pram round the car after all the car will have to last 3 years or more when in my experience prams rarely last longerr than 9-12 months
 
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