Enough room for a crowd

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By MARK HINCHLIFFE

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

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