(Closed) Babies in a 3 door car… Madness?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What do you think?

    Get the 3 door, it'll be fine

    Get the 3 door and upgrade if you manage to procreate

    Get the 5 door now, far more sensible in the longer term

    Other (because it's necessary)

  • Post # 32
    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would definitely go 5 door, memories of climbing over seats and jimmying around a three door trying to get my nephews into their car seats (and I’m in the UK, so I’m talking UK sized cars) was really hard. Not impossible, but hard enough to make me remember it vividly.

    ETA: Just saw you got your car! I had a skoda Fabia and I loved it. Good luck!

    Post # 34
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If he wants it and kids aren’t in the picture yet, go ahead, but be prepared to want to upgrade later.

    DH and I are getting rid of my coupe (2 doors) this year hopefully. Let me tell you, even at 22 weeks pregnant, I already hate getting in and out of it. It’s so low.. I can just imagine how bad it’ll be when I’m bigger. I told him I won’t be driving it once I’m uncomfortable. Thankfully we have 3 cars, so it’s not an issue, and we will just sell it at that point (only kept it since they didn’t want to give us anything a year ago when we bought the other car).

    I would hate to put a carseat in and out of the back of the car. Just getting our dogs back there is painful enough.. and goodluck hauling anything. I loved the car at 18, but by 20 I was over it, and now 5 years later I still dislike it.

    Our other car is a small SUV. If we knew we would be getting pregnant a year after we purchased it we would have purchased something bigger. Two dogs plus a baby just don’t seem to fit.. we are already looking at the next car to purchase once we trade in my coupe…

    Post # 35
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I got rid of my 3-door shortly after DS was born and it still wasn’t soon enough! I thought I’d be fine, but boy was it a pain in the ass getting the infant seat in and out. We got a 5-door Prius.

    Post # 36
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    5 door all the way, I have a 5 door (no kids yet) and it is absolutely heaven! My hubby has a 2 door and it is a pain in the butt just when I have to climb in the back.

    Post # 37
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We have a Mustang and a Hyundai Veloster. We have no problems getting the baby in either. Is it harder than the old Mazda CX-7? Sure, but an extra 30 seconds s not killing either of us. Get what you WANT. I hated that CX-7 because it robbed me of my first Mustang. Sure it was practical, but it was far from fun. 

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