You brought up a point I forgot to. When the child seats are rear facing forget about moving the seat back. I'm over 6' tall and it sucks. I'm still not trading it in though! :bigthumb:I have had my 07 since late 06 and shortly after getting it we had the first of two boys. The rear facing car seats took some getting used to but in no time my boys were in front facing seats (Britax). I have two Britax seats in there now and with my oldest (5 years) and youngest (2.5 years) it is a little cramped. I am 5'11'' and keep the 2.5 year old behind me and the oldest behind the passenger seat. The leg room for me in the drivers seat is getting tight when the kids are with me which is on a daily basis. The FJ is the school bus basically most of the time. I will say that I have had passengers (small adults mind you) sit between the two car seats, but it is not ideal for any length of time. I think I will soon be getting the 5 year old in a booster and reconfiguring the seating arrangements which should free up some leg room.
I would suggest taking an FJ for a ride and loading up the gang. I must warn you though once you drive it you will certainly want it!!
I hope this helps your decision and happy shopping!!
Here is my take. I own two. Wife drives one, I drive the other. We have 2 girls (ages 12 and 16). Very rarely does anyone gripe. We are used to the suicide doors - occasionally it is an issue in a tight parking lot. Most often, I park where it is convenient to get out.I absolutely love the looks of this vehicle. My question is: How family friendly is it? I would occasionaly need to fit 2 booster seats a a car seat in the rear. Is this doable? I'd love to hear from owners with multiple car seats. Thanks