Listener’s question: Camping, surfing, have two dogs and a child on the way. What car should we buy?

A listener called in and asked about buying an SUV.

The reason was that he and his partner had two dogs, went camping a bit, also they were surfers so they carried their boards.

They have a small SUV – a Subaru XV.

But they need something bigger not the least because they are going to have their  first child.

They need more room in the back for the dogs and a pram.

Of course, if you know me, I tried to suggest a station wagon but that didn’t gain much traction.

They are hovering around a Kia Sportage.

Are there in the right ball park?

Paul Murrell from practical have tried most vehicles so what does he think?  He joins us on the line.

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Originally aired on 15 October 2016. For past programs and individual segments visit

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