Question about 3 across Radians (HELP!)

klocke

New member
I am expecting twins in late April/ early May and need to get a new vehicle like yesterday. Currently I have 3 kids in car seats (ages 2 - 5) so once the babies come it will be 5. I'm having a really hard time finding a vehicle in our price range (about 5K) that will seat the kids with car seats. So my question is if I shell out the money for 3 Radians for my older 3 will they fit 3 across in pretty much any minivan or no? I have had no luck finding any Siennas anywhere near our price range. And it is pretty hard to find a reliable running Suburban for that cheap as well. I can find tons of regular Grand Caravans and Town & Country's but I don't want to buy one and then not be able to fit the car seats in the 3rd row and I hate to buy the carseats before buying a vehicle. I plan on having the 3 big kids in the 3rd row and the babies in the middle row in their infant car seats. Ideas please I'm on a short time line and getting very frustrated.:eek:
 
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ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Often the back row of a minivan will NOT fit 3 Radians across the same direction-- but if you alternate directions (FF, RF, FF or RF, FF, RF) they often fit or sometimes you need 2 higher-profile seats with the Radian in the middle to puzzle together (or 2 Radians with 1 higher-profile seat.) It depends on the van though.
 

emars002

New member
I just traded in my 2001 dodge caravan - I never tried 3 across the back but it looks like it would be tight - I would buy the 3 radians since they those are going to be your best bet in any vehicle and then take them with you to try in the cars you look at before you buy another vehicle:)
 

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