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Would a car (minivan) fits 4 adults + 2 kids (6 & 9) + luggage?


Planning a 4 week driving trip to France. Need a car to carry 4 adults + 2 kids (6 and 9) + luggage. Would a Ford S max or similar work? Do you know of any itinerary that I can borrow? We start and end our trip in Paris. 2 of the adults are grand parents (65+). Can't be too stressful!


Posted by
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Sounds VERY stressful to me, and very crowded and I very much doubt all your luggage will fit. I think the idea of renting one car ,,even a mini van for 6 people and their luggage is not such a great idea.

Suggest you map out a reasonable itinerary and take trains. Not stressful. Tickets bought point to point well in advance can be reasonably priced.

Remember luggage has to be out of sight when parked.. so it must all fit in trunk area.

Also remember gas is expensive , roads have tolls( and it can add up) .. a car is a good idea for 4 adults to split the costs.. I do agree, but six in one vehicle sounds extremely unpleasant unless you all only bring one small 22 inch bag. Can you all do that?

PS most rental sites show clearly how much luggage will fit. Did you check.

Posted by
8781 posts

With a 4 week driving trip in France, you might be a good candidate for a lease. There are several companies that offer the French leases. I leased a minivan through AutoEurope. One advantage of a lease, as opposed to a rental, is you get the exact car you order. Family members can all drive without paying extra driver charges. The minivan we leased had captains chairs in the middle seats, so it was comfortable for adults. You will all have to pack very lightly to accommodate 6 people and luggage.