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    We have booked our car through Virgin (Dollar) and have been allocated an intermediate 4 door (Dodge Stratus or similiar)

    Is this going to be big enough to transport 2 adults and 2 children (in car seats) with 4 normal size suitcases + hand luggage?

    I'm getting a bit confused as to the size of the cars available and it seems pretty expensive to upgrade to a bigger model.

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    I am totally no good with cars and their names etc but, this is what we got from Dollar when we booked an intermediate.....probably doesn't help at all
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    Hi I think you may have to upgrade to get all that luggage in at least to a full size as you will not get 4 suitcases in an intermediate car's boot. Sorry!
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    normally the car hire website car list has the amount and size of suitcases each car size will take simon
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    You may indeed be hard pressed to get everything into a Status. We have a similar sized car in our Chrysler Sebring and there is no way I could be 4 suitcases into the trunk.





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    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 157291
    You may indeed be hard pressed to get everything into a Status. We have a similar sized car in our Chrysler Sebring and there is no way I could be 4 suitcases into the trunk.
    The next size up (Full Size) is a Dodge Magnum or similiar. Would that do or should I be looking at a 7 seater?

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    Simon we had an intermediate four door and we managed with all our luggage - and you know how much we take! We did have it all in the back and on the kids laps etc so not ideal though.






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    something like a 300c should do you simon i dont see the need for a 7 str at all
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    If your children are very small then you may be ok so long as you can get some of your luggage on the rear seat [or the front seat if one of you could squeeze into the back seat along with your children].
    It may be a bit uncomfortable, but it`s only for the journey to and from the airport. Once you have ditched your luggage then you`ll be fine.
    It may be worth checking this out when you arrive and then decide whether or not to get a larger vehicle.





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    The Dodge Magnum should certainly be big enough. It is more like a station wagon and has room behind the seats for your luggage.





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