Clubman and two babies? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > MINIs, Children & Parents


MINIs, Children & Parents MINI as part of your family - For buggy, car seat and other child & baby related topics

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Feb 21st, 2013, 10:31 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Local Time: 05:49 PM
Clubman and two babies?

We're are about to sell our 2-person BMW cabriolet, as we are in the proces of making a couple of kids. I originally looked at stationcars, but have fallen in love with a Clubman.

However, I can't really figure out of I can fit two small children into it, as it will be our only car, or if its simply overkill to do this. So, any advice, and any other issues I should have in mind?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 12th, 2013, 12:51 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 38
Local Time: 05:49 PM
United Kingdom
Dont do it.
As a father of 2 rug rats, buy a 5 door car. When the kids are old enough to do their own seat belts, coupes are fine. Until then its a royal PITA strapping them in. Sure you can do it. But you could scrape snow off your drive with a spoon. Just there are much better tools for the job.
You could manage easier if its a second car, but as its your only car, the boot is pitifully small. Once the pram is in, theres zero room for shopping - and you will need big boxes of nappies!
Enjoy the special time with your kids while theyre young and come back to Minis when theyre a little older. Otherwise your love affair with Minis will soon turn sour...
My Clubby is a second car and my boys are 6 & 2. The Clubby makes perfect sense for me & I love it, but lets be honest its just not a practical family car
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 12th, 2013, 10:13 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 9
Local Time: 03:49 AM
Australia
Agree. The babies will fit fine. But the first time you try to lift a sleeping child out of the back of a two door car without waking them will be the day you go shopping for a 5 door car. It's not the children it's all the assorted paraphernalia that comes with them like strollers etc. your back will thank you.
I love my countryman which may not be a " real " mini according to the purists but is the best way I can have my mini dream plus transport my 5yo,7yo, dog and all their cr*p comfortably.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by yourmate
Today 04:19 PM
7 Replies, 1,297 Views
MOT Advisories - Would you buy this car?
Today 01:34 PM
Last post by RoomForFour
Today 01:34 PM
0 Replies, 69 Views
Annoying vibration in the dashboard
Feb 14th, 2012 12:38 AM
Last post by ryanharris
Today 01:01 PM
8 Replies, 3,236 Views
LED Daytime running lights - retro fit
Apr 15th, 2014 06:08 PM
Last post by french01
Today 12:57 PM
7 Replies, 1,443 Views
What Sat nav cd do I need?
Today 11:47 AM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:55 AM
1 Replies, 63 Views
Paint warrenty
Today 10:16 AM
by Peter85
Last post by The Nun
Today 11:52 AM
1 Replies, 81 Views
Drivers door actuator, fitment?
Oct 6th, 2014 05:13 PM
Last post by uk_ricky_uk
Today 11:49 AM
2 Replies, 440 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Oct 21st, 2014 10:30 AM
Last post by Mr Muffin
Today 11:00 AM
8 Replies, 790 Views
R56 Aux and Usb
Today 10:41 AM
by Redevo
Last post by Redevo
Today 10:41 AM
0 Replies, 76 Views
Sprintbooster for MINI Cooper R56
May 14th, 2009 04:29 PM
Last post by Gacek191
Today 07:41 AM
9 Replies, 3,475 Views
I need a tool to flash a JCW map to my 04 MCS ECU
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Last post by djtmalta
Yesterday 10:36 PM
2 Replies, 235 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by regarp
Yesterday 06:22 PM
34 Replies, 65,980 Views
Bonnet touching body
Aug 15th, 2014 03:47 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 03:58 PM
3 Replies, 467 Views
Facebook page selling mini parts around the uk
Yesterday 11:50 AM
by Alex93x
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 03:25 PM
2 Replies, 167 Views
New Mini Cooper D - Worth the money?
Yesterday 01:33 PM
Last post by dangoodwin
Yesterday 01:33 PM
0 Replies, 147 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Oct 22nd, 2014 03:51 AM
Last post by WeeBad
Yesterday 01:03 PM
3 Replies, 443 Views
inside lights
Oct 23rd, 2014 11:19 PM
Last post by bigmamabear
Oct 23rd, 2014 11:19 PM
0 Replies, 192 Views
Lights on warning not working
Oct 21st, 2014 11:42 AM
by S2dicky
Last post by S2dicky
Oct 23rd, 2014 09:16 PM
4 Replies, 493 Views
Smoked Headlight Covers GTO276S
Oct 23rd, 2014 08:49 PM
by tmath23
Last post by tmath23
Oct 23rd, 2014 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 195 Views
engine fan on more frequently
Oct 16th, 2014 01:46 PM
Last post by stewarth
Oct 23rd, 2014 07:27 PM
3 Replies, 676 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2