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    6 kids SUV or Van - Canada

    I own a 2002 Pontiac Montana. It is a 7 passenger van. I have 4 kids currently, my dd1 is 4, ds1 is 3, ds2 is 3, and dd2 is 15 months. I found out that I am going to have twins (again!!) in June. DD1 is going to be 4 almost 5 ( turns 5 in August), the two boys will be 4 as well, and dd2 will be 20 months.

    Car seat wise I have 3 radians, 1 frontier, 1 graco safeseat (expires December 2013), 2 guide 65s, 2 sceneras, 1 evenflo tribute. I use the radians and frontier and all the other are for travel, grandparents and dad.

    So what I'm wondering is, I need a new vehicle that will fit all 8 of us comfortably. I'm 6 foot and husbands 6'4. So either van or SUV. Something that I'm not going to be moving car seats. Something good on gas, budget is of absolutely no matter. Also I need infant seats that would hopefully fit with all my other seats in the car or what seats would puzzle well together!!

    Thanks in advance

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    CPS Technician canadiangie's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Calgary, AB. Canada

    Re: 6 kids SUV or Van

    Wow, congrats!

    If I had a family of 8 and no budget constraints I'd look at the Nissan NV passenger van, without question.

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    CPS Fanatic bubbaray's Avatar
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    Aug 2008
    BC Canada
    Yup. Definitely Nissan NV. GL!

    DD#1, April 2004, FFg in a Pink Harmony Literider & Onyx Parkway SG
    DD#2, January 2007, FFg in a Pink Monterey & Purple with Pink Hearts HBTB

    Riding in my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and DH's 2011 Ford 150 Crew Cab

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    Carseat Crazy
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    Nov 2011
    Ontario, Canada

    Re: 6 kids SUV or Van - Canada

    NV! For sure My brother has one with 5 kids and it is awesome. Feel free to PM me if you've got questions I've done lots of playing with seats in it.

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    Member cm_nghs1's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    Re: 6 kids SUV or Van - Canada

    Wow congrats!!
    You had twins when your oldest was under 1? You are one tough mama!
    good luck have fun shopping.. I'd test drive.. take it home and play with your seats in it.
    Mama to Landon 5.13.03 in SK Montereys in LBB mode at 115 lbs/58" and Chase 4.17.09 in Radian XTs @ 37 lbs/40" and Lexi 9.12.11 in a Radian XT @23lbs/27"

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    CPS Fanatic Keeanh's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Salmon Arm, BC

    Re: 6 kids SUV or Van - Canada

    What's your budget? And what sort of driving do you usually do? Are you planning to have more children?

    I've never driven the NV. It looks awesome, though. I just wanted to say that if you're mostly running errands around the city, you might not want something huge. I have an 8p Safari and a 15p Express. I prefer the Safari so much that we don't always have insurance on the Express. I hate driving that monster around. If I had known we weren't having more than 6 kids, I would have gotten a Sienna. We got the Safari so that we would have more money available for the Express (which we knew we would likely need within a few years LOL).
    17yrs, 15yrs, 13yrs, 11yrs , 9yrs (58", 75lbs, Incognito), 7yrs (46", 50lbs, Dreamtime), 5yrs (41", 35lbs, RN), 3yrs (30lbs, RF Marathon), NB (Peg 4-35)
    '14 Mazda5, '06 Chevy Express, '08 Toyota Tundra



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