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I just can't think of the last time that I've had to fit that many people in my car.
ok so don't get the option, you're not tied to it. And in all fairness you could never get that many people in your vehicle if you don't have a seven seat vehicle so the point seems moot.

Regardless its better to have the capability and not need it than not have it and need it...

its your money.
 

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ok so don't get the option, you're not tied to it. And in all fairness you could never get that many people in your vehicle if you don't have a seven seat vehicle so the point seems moot.

Regardless its better to have the capability and not need it than not have it and need it...

its your money.
yea I think I'd rather save the money on mine. I just don't think I would have the use for it.

Do you think that most people who get the disco sport will get the 7 seat option? What kind of take rate are you expecting?
 

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yea I think I'd rather save the money on mine. I just don't think I would have the use for it.

Do you think that most people who get the disco sport will get the 7 seat option? What kind of take rate are you expecting?
I really couldn't tell you, would probably need to look at the demographics to make a semi coherent prediction. Ostensibly I would say that the 7 seat option is more likely to be taken by younger families who are more prone to car pooling, having kinds friends along, soccer runs, you know that kind of stuff...
 

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I think one thing that would drive people to the 7 seat option is if you have a small family now but think that it could get bigger in the future. You figure you are going to keep the vehicle for at least 4 or 5 years. A lot can happen in that time. A young family with 1 or 2 kids can turn into a family with 3 or 4 kids. Gives your car room to grow with your family.
 

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I think one thing that would drive people to the 7 seat option is if you have a small family now but think that it could get bigger in the future. You figure you are going to keep the vehicle for at least 4 or 5 years. A lot can happen in that time. A young family with 1 or 2 kids can turn into a family with 3 or 4 kids. Gives your car room to grow with your family.
Yes. For a growing family, it's a great option.

But In the end it will be an extra plus for the average buyer.
 

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One of the selling points we found is that with the 20% of the 2nd row folded, kids can easily walk over it to 3rd row without needing to move car seats out of the other 40-40 portions of the 2nd row. Big selling point that only Infiniti could compare to (in Luxury for < $70K).

Loving the 3rd row so far - friends come to visit - all go to dinner, avoid traffic and pool more people to expensive beach parking. Yes - not for long distances, but better than riding in the trunk, as we did in the last car (Lexus RX350).
 
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We didn't have any choice with the limited availability and buying ours off the dealer's lot. It's a nice feature to haul my 7-year old daughter's friends on occasion or she can sit back there when we have a couple adult friends along, but we probably wouldn't have ordered it if we had one built. You also gain some weight with it and your spare gets stuck underneath.
 

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It's not too bad if you can fold them down or remove the third seat. Can you?
I can't imagine sitting in the back like this guy.
They fold down. Also, and I think it's on this forum somewhere, some owner took his out and retrofitted some type of cargo area floor. He included photos of his work. You might want to try a search if you want to see how he did it. Even if I had them, I don't think I'd retrofit the car to take them out since they cost so much to put in as an option (mine didn't come with them and like others I wouldn't have ordered them anyway; I believe that all UK DS's are the 5+2 version, so they don't get a choice).
 

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I have the 5+2 HSE Lux. It can fit two small Asians or two Kids for short trip. Do not think that this is a true 7 seaters for long road trip. Yes you can fold down the 2 seats in the 3rd road for and it would just look like a 5 seater. Folding it down would give you more cargo space in the trunk.

Youtube review... skip to 8:00 minutes ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9vUBlkkdOo
 

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We have placed an order for our SE with the 5+2 seating. We are a family of 4 and I imagine that the rear seats will be folded down 80 to 90% of the time, but for us it was definitely worth the money to add that convenience factor for when we do have more people with us. Both kids are involved in all sorts of sports and activities with lots of their friends. We find ourselves involved in many carpools and I look forward to being able to fit extra kids in one car (vs what we have been doing... both my wife and I having to drive separately so we can fit everyone).

We are not minivan people and do not want/need a huge suburban. This is a great option for us.
 

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We specifically wanted this feature! Super helpful for the occasions we'll need it. 2 kids, one plays soccer - so usually 2-4 12yr olds in the car at one time. Plus our 6 year old call's it his seat! It's brilliant, keeps the 6yr old & 12 yr old separated - less fighting!!
 

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We specifically wanted this feature! Super helpful for the occasions we'll need it. 2 kids, one plays soccer - so usually 2-4 12yr olds in the car at one time. Plus our 6 year old call's it his seat! It's brilliant, keeps the 6yr old & 12 yr old separated - less fighting!!
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Yes this !
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