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We have a three year old, a 15 month old, and another on the way. We need to buy a car that will fit three car seats. We are opposed to mini-vans and are interested in safety and fuel efficiency. Do you know which cars would accommodate three seats, while allowing tall parents to sit comfortably up front? Our current car, an 07 Outback does NOT do this, nor has it been a good car for two car seats.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Dear AdkMom, I suggest you go test drive a Honda Element. They do look weird, but once you are in the drivers seat cruising down the road, you forget you are driving a big box. Plus, as a bonus the seats, floors and walls are made of material that you can literally hose down to clean them out. The seats also fold down out of the way when you need to use it at transport large objects or lots of "stuff." All My Best, Amy Mattinat

Marnie Kramer, Owner and Creator at EverythingCarz.com Dear AdkMom, Thank you for visiting AskPatty.com You may want to investigate a Passat Wagon, Honda CRV, Ford Escape, or Honda Pilot. The Passat Wagon safety rating received 4 out of 5 stars according to yahoo ratings, the CRV Honda received 9 out 10 safety ratings from Edmunds, and the Ford Escape received an average score of 4 out of 5 stars according to yahoo rating. I hope this helps... Marnie Kramer Everything Carz New from Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at www.askpatty.com/carblabber http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2007/08/blab-about-your.html http://www.everythingcarz.com

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