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Can you recommend a car that will take three child seats across the rear seats?

My niece wants to buy a car that will take at least three child seats in the rear for the school run. Can you recommend any reliable vehicles? Also, can you confirm that it is better to buy a well-used high mileage vehicle about 3-4 years old, rather than a low mileage used one. Many thanks.

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Citroen Xsara Picasso, Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 307 SW, Peugeot 308 SW, Peugeot 5008, Ford S-Max or Ford Galaxy. A 3-4 year old should be about half the price of a new car. An old car is an old car regardless of mileage, so for the same money it's always better to by newer and higher mileage than older and lower mileage.
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