Today I am collaborating with parkwaycontracts.co.uk and I am sharing a few ideas of what I think helps to make a car the ideal family car.
1. Five doors instead of three.
Adam and I both used to own three door cars before we had Ethan. When he came along we realised how totally unpractical they are and after a while they were sold and we opted for five door cars instead.
2. Wide opening doors or sliding doors
The doors should open wide enough for you to install a car seat and be able to get the little ones in and out easily enough. It's no easy task getting younger kids in and out of cars - take it from me and my poor back!
3. Large boot space
Large boot space is essential not only for the pram, but also for luggage. Families like to take trips, little holidays and you want to make sure that you can fit everything in easily.
4. Isofix mounting points
These are for the younger children's car seats and will make the process of using a car seat a lot easier and a lot safer.
5. Space inside the car
Make sure that when you pull the front seats forward to leave enough room for your children in the back or other passengers, that it doesn't feel too too tight in the front for you. There should be plenty of room for everyone to be nice and comfortable.
Do you have a nice family car that you'd recommend, if so what do you have?