Which car for roadtrip?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by macjakob, May 13, 2006.

  1. macjakob macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2006
    Hi, everybody!

    This summer, me and my family (4 persons) + our friends (3 persons) are going to Florida for a roadtrip. We want to rent a car (van, suv, whatever - as long as it works! :) )

    I was thinking maybe one of those big Fords? – The 'Expedition'?

    So it has to fit 7 persons, 4 medium-big sized luggage, and still be comfortable (nobody wants to sit 'squished' for a very long period of time...)

    What's your recommendations? :)
  2. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    7 people?
    gas $$ will be crazy
    but a 12 person van would be best
    that will give you room to spread out
    & room for cargo

    Expedition's and the like aren't really that _big_ in the way you want it to be
    also- they eat up lots more gas - i would think (opinion there)

    12 person van - usually pretty cheap to rent (compared)
    and easy to manuever
    also- large enough for folks to spread out
    people can take turns napping, driving, & goofin around
    also has the room for the cargo
  3. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    I second the above recomendation. Unless you can steal a short-bus a la Road Trip. Otherwise 7 people plus cargo will fit a lot easier in a 12 person van than in a 7-person Expedition. And other drivers won't automatically assume you're a jerk.

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