Mini Cooper Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I'm looking to get the 2 door hardtop and the wife is worried about the leg room in the back for the little ones (5 and 4). They are hardly in the car both at the same time and if they are not for an extended period of time. Anyone have pictures with their kids in the back seat or any opinions/feelings about this? Really want to get the 2 door as the 4 door just looks a little "off" to me. Thanks for your opinions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
I occasionally have two teenagers in the back of mine. No problems. Apart from the first time when the big oaf looked at the outside and said 'how do I get in, there is no door!' Bless him, he'd never noticed 2 door cars before! He still thinks its particularly stupid not to have back doors!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
At that age they are fine in the backseat of a 2 door.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Escho83

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I have to add that I am on the tall side (6'6") so that will be a bit of a hindrance.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
7,892 Posts
My 13 year old 5"5 manages fine in fact prefers to ensconce herself in the back if in doubt though go for the five door it's much bigger.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
The other question to consider is how long you will keep the car - they may be 5 and 4 now but if you keep it three years then they will be 8 and 7 and no doubt slightly bigger....

We tend to use our two door as a two seater, but it has had my 21 year old son in the back!

Ian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
While I think the back seat is suitable for kids (my 15 year old and 18 year old ride in my back seat occasionally), I think the tougher obstacle will be the fact that you may have to lean into the back if booster seats or car seats are required at that age (have no idea). That can be a PITA in any two door vehicle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
I have got 2 kids that are 2 and a half and 4 and they both fit in fine. I sit my son (4) behind the passenger seat and bring the passenger seat as far forward as it can go and its fine. I also find it easier putting them into their car seats in my mini than I did in my countryman, plus if its raining I can hop in and buckle them in than standing outside and getting my back wet!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
I originally ordered a Hardtop but changed to the Countryman because I have 4 kids (4,6,8 & 11) and a husband. I felt it was a better fit for my family - plus I loved the all wheel drive. Honestly, I do end up swapping our booster seats from my MINI to our Toyota minivan pretty often....I think you just get used to it but if you have a second set just leave them in there. If you love your car you just do what you need to. :)

Best,
Jenna
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
My 5 year old loves going in the back - plenty of space for him.

My 11 year old hates it - she finds the head rests very uncomfortable, and ends up twisting her neck to avoid them.

Well... it's either go in the Mini, or get in the Astra!!!
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top