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  • 17-07-2021 7:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 987 ✭✭✭ BlazingSaddler

    Hi all. The last few cars I’ve had have all been Ford Grand CMax’s which have suited us fine. I don’t usually buy new but nearly new (approx 1 year old, low mileage) It’s time to change but I’ve just discovered that the Grand CMax was discontinued in 2019 (guess this shows how out of touch I am!) so I need an alternative, any opinions would be appreciated please. Kind of like the look of the XTrail or the 5008. What other options do I have? Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭ dudley72

    Does the C-MAX have the ability to have 3 car seats in the second row

  • Registered Users Posts: 987 ✭✭✭ BlazingSaddler

    Not 3 big ones no, it’s basically a bench seat

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,123 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    Middle row in the Peugeot 5008 has 3 individual seats if that's important, I don't think the X-Trail has plus the X-Trail is an dated model at this stage and is way behind the likes of the 5008 when it comes to practicality and safety features.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭ dudley72

    The options are long and winding. The 5008 as mentioned has a party trick which allows 3 car seats in second row which others don't

    Most manufacturers now have a SUV/Crossover with 7 seats. X-Trail, VW Tiguan Allspace(the Skoda/Seat versions), Hyundai Santa Fei(Kia Sorento). Then up into the BMW/Audi/Volvo's. The BMW 2 series is a "cheaper" 7 seater as the next jump I think is the X5.

    Question I would have is what fuel suits you because you have options now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 987 ✭✭✭ BlazingSaddler

    Thank you. I’m doing about 12k km per year on average so not major mileage. The last two cars have been diesel but open to all, not a lot of motorway driving to be honest, school runs, kids taxi, 10km work commute. Budget around 30k realistic, could stretch to a few k more.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭ dudley72

    You are in the diesel range as most hybrids are newer in the 7 seater unless you buy an older/high mileage Volvo XC90. I wouldn't worry about that, the talk of diesels exploding due to low mileage as you can seen are not really true.