We’re thinking of switching our hatchback to Sedan because with the pram and grocery, it becomes difficult putting in any other stuff. Mainly because of the boot space, we’re thinking of changing.

Any suggestions which sedan to choose ?

Posted by Nid, 13th September 2015

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  • Don’t do it! I would give anything for my little mazda hatch back. I got a nissan maxima when I was 7 months pregnant and the boot is huge but I could still fit way more in my hatch. And it cost half as much to run. Biggest mistake I ever made.


  • yes it does depend on you! if you want to expand your family or already have a few kids, go for a large car like a holden commodore or ford falcon. Toyota camry is a great mid-sized car. Depends on if you want to park a bigger car as well. A mid or large-sized svu is pretty cool too! work out what you need and what you want in a car and do some research. Will you want to keep the car or will you want a good re-sale value on it down the line?

    More cylinders, expensive rego. Shop around. Drive.com.au has a valuation guide based on insurance values and that tool might be helpful to you


  • You need to try any car you are thinking of buying, not just the pram but the car seat and parking as well. Think about the future, more kids? Friends when they get older, trips away ect


  • Make sure you try your pram in any car you intend to buy. It will give you a real indication of the size of the boot. Having said that, I found a hatch much easier when I had a pram, then switched to a sedan, and now have gone back to a hatch and I’m loving how easy it is.


  • Try a Holden Astra – it’s been god for us.


  • ITs personal choice and how many kids you plan on having, getting the right car is essential. when i had two kids i had a four wheel drive it was great for boot space, but when we had three kids we swapped to a kia carnival for that exact reason, it was also easier to get kids into and out of. and the amount of boot space is amazing on the driving holidays. Its also easy to put the pram and grocries, kids bikes etc into if needed. Its also not that much bigger in size than the four wheel drive we had but fits so much more people and things into it. There is also enough room for a few more kids if we went down that track. I have friends who have wasted money upgrading their car after every extra child. They could of saved heaps of money if they planned ahead and got the right car first up when upgrading.


  • Sounds like you need a bigger type sedan. Maybe a Holden, good old Aussie invention. Or maybe a Toyota, they say old Toyotas never die. Get online and check some out, you’ll also see the ANCAP safety rating if you research cars online, which is very handy. Especially when you have a child in the car


  • We took big bulky items with us when we were purchasing a new car – that way they can be placed in the car. Try before you buy!

    • Checkout all of the costs too such as fuel, repairs and all other costs related to buying a car.


  • Toyota Camry have a very large boot and are also very economical


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