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    Question 4 kids 4 carseats...which mini van?

    I currently have 3 kids and expecting our 4th in july. 4 yr old and 3 yr old r both in graco nautlius and both using 5 point harness. my 8 month old will b moved into a graco myride 65 once he hits 30 inchs or new babe arrives and new babe will b using a graco calssic connect 30. my plan was to place oldest in 3rd row on outbound sides (as they r in the he did this she did that lets fight stage). I am unsure of how much i will b able to get finacning for. There will hardly ever be any extra passenger excpet for another adult (which can ride in passenger seat). I have found several odyessys but most r 09 or older so which mini van do you reccomend for 4 carseats? PS my 4 yr old is almost at lower latch limit (9 lbs away). Thanks for advice.

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    Re: 4 kids 4 carseats...which mini van?

    It really depends on your budget. It sounds like your budget is somewhat limited, so I would suggest that you can probably get a newer vehicle (with better safety features) if you go with a Kia Sedona instead of an Odyssey or Sienna. We have 4 kids in our Sedona and it works fine.
    Cutie #1 (13 years) 5-stepping
    Cutie #2 (10 years) riding in a Safety 1st Incognito

    Cutie #3 (7 years) riding in a Chicco KidFit
    Cutie #4 (6 years) riding in a Frontier
    Cutie #5 (3 years) riding in a Nuna Rava

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    Re: 4 kids 4 carseats...which mini van?

    Yep...completely depends on the budget. You can fit most car seats and kids safely in the Odyssey, Sienna, Sedona, or Dodge/Chrysler/VW vans if all you need is space for 4 and really no additional seats. It's when you want additional seats, or need top tethers, that some vans & model years get eliminated. Budget can narrow down the search even faster.

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    Re: 4 kids 4 carseats...which mini van?

    We have a Ford Freestyle (Now Flex) and 4 kids.

    I can put RF seats in either of the 2 back rows. It drives like a station wagon. 3rd row and I still have trunk space!

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    Re: 4 kids 4 carseats...which mini van?

    We got the Odyssey when our 4th was born.
    Now on #6 and I don't regret the 8 seats!
    Seatbelt and 59" (9 YO)
    Harmony Youth (8 YO)/Clek Olli (6YO)
    Harmony Dreamtime (5 YO)
    Clek Fllo (3 YO, RF)/Graco 40 (15 months)
    + 2 Recaro Performance boosters in spare car

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