Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 0
I actually think you'd be fine with a Volvo S60 sedan, or even a V40 (soon to be restyled and become the V50) wagon, depending on your height and other concerns. I just have problems with many sedans now, because I'm 6'2" and a lot of vehicles won't work for me because after I get the driver's seat adjusted, nobody can sit behind me, not even a tot. But at my kids' daycare, there's a few moms with V40's and they work just fine.

The easy way out is the minivan...okay, quit covering your eyes and ears for a moment. That's all I'll say, minivans will do the job.

But getting back to a sedan, just do what I do. I took my daughter and her car seat and we went and visited various car dealerships to see if we fit with me driving and her behind me. The last time we did this was with a booster seat (not a toddler or infant seat).

I'll give you one other anecdote. I had a Volvo 850 which I loved, however, it would NOT fit an infant seat behind me if I was driving, only a toddler seat and even then it was tight. I'd like a new XC70, but they're too tight in the back seat.


Duck
Print the post  

Announcements

Beware Flood-Damaged Cars
Know what you are getting, don't get stuck with a Katrina victim. Check these links before you buy.
Disclaimer - Please Read
A message about professional advice.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.