- Mini owners with kids…
Carrying the kids is the easy bit… getting in the pram or pushchairs and all the other stuff is where it gets tricky unless you check the ones you have or plan to buy fit (but you still have to get the shopping in as well).
… but my wife went totally irrational and didn’t like driving a small car with the kids in so we ended up swapping the mini for a monster Volvo XC90. Thankfully now we are passed the pram and irrational phase we swapped the horror vengabus for another mini (Countryman so not really very mini at all).Posted 4 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
We’ve got a Clubman, which is dead handy with our 3yo. She’s now free of prams and buggies, so Mrs North junks it up with all sorts of other stuff.
Only tip is not to go too wild on big wheels – ride is fairly hard in the back with 17″ wheels and run-flat tyres.Posted 4 years agoJasonMember
We have a Clubman Cooper S, the kids love the rear seats and have plenty of leg room. They prefer to sit in the back than the front. Surprising amount of room for grown ups too, the standard mini is a bit more cramped.
18″ wheels on our one, which does give a bit of a rough ride, but the car came with them and I am not sure I will ever get around to changing them…Posted 4 years agoADSubscriber
We’ve got two kids (now 7 and 5) and have owned a Cooper S for the last ten years. No problem as regards fitting them in – just buy the right child seats.
Equally we never had a problem with finding suitable pushchairs etc (Quinny Buzz/Zapp for interest).
Having said that we’ve also always had a second larger car for shifting bigger stuff (like our bikes!).
The only car we’re likely to swap it for is a Clubman S (and to be honest the main reason for that is because our first car was an ‘old’ mini estate not because we need the space).
PS pretty much nothing has broken on our car in the 10 years we’ve owned it (from new). Guess we must be lucky…Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I was going to say, an Austin mini was our family car in the late ’70’s, though wouldn’t want to transport my kids in one these days – cars have got a lot bigger, heavier, more plentiful and faster. My wife had a mini for a while and now had a fiat 500 which is a similar size. It’s fine for short journeys and everyday ferrying about.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Mini owners with kids…’ is closed to new replies.