Enough room for a crowd
WHEN the Harris family of Brisbane went from three children to four, they thought they would have to buy a van or a fourwheel drive.
‘‘My memories of a Tarago were not great and we didn’t want a 4WD that would cost us $300 every time we filled up,’’ Jeremy Harris says.
‘‘We initially went to a Commodore wagon with extra seats, which was really good because it’s a good family car that drives like a car and didn’t cost a fortune to run.
‘‘But once the ones who were having to climb into the back got to about six they got sick of it and we had to look at vans.
‘‘The Tarago seemed the best value for money and seats eight.’’
Deborah Harris says they bought it just before Toyota introduced a six-cylinder Tarago.
‘‘I would say with a large family and luggage you need six cylinders,’’ she says.
‘‘We’re going to upgrade this year and we’ll probably get the latest six-cylinder Tarago.’’
Mr Harris says even though there are now many seven-seater models on the market, their choices are limited.
‘‘It would still have to be eight seats for us.
‘‘If we want to take granny or a friend of one of the kids, it makes a difference.’’
My memories of a Tarago were not great and we didn’t want a4WDthat would cost us $300 every time we filled up
PEOPLE LITTLE MOVER: Deborah Harris with four of her seven children wait to go on a trip in their car