Which car for roadtrip?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
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? :)


macrumors 6502
Apr 28, 2004
macjakob said:
What's your recommendations? :)
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


macrumors 65816
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.