National Full size selection??

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  1. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    I originally had a reservation with a Intermediate on EA; however, with the changes that they have made, I would like to make sure that we have at least a full size car.

    So, I made a reservation for Intermediate and used 2 car class upgrade coupon which makes this a full size.

    Can anyone tell me what kind of cars are usually found on Nationals Full Size aisle?

    Thanks

    Zippehsmom:D
     
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  3. disneyeveryyear

    disneyeveryyear DIS Veteran

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    We went down in early April and picked up a full-size from Alamo (shares cars with National.)

    We picked a Buick Century (very nice).

    There were also a lot of Monte Carlos, PT Cruisers and Centuries.

    I can't remember what else.
     
  4. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    Impalas and Intrepids along with the others mentioned.
     
  5. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Does anyone know what the trunk space looks like in these cars. We are a family of 5 and will have a double stroller.

    I've looked into renting a minivan, but the rates are ridiculous during the time period we are going, July 10-20th.

    I opted to go with the full size instead of taking my chances on EA.

    Thanks again

    zippehsmom:D
     
  6. scratchboat

    scratchboat Earning My Ears

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    Is your double stroller a side-by-side jogging model or a narrow front & back model? I placed my side-by-side jogger in my Honda Accord (mid-size) trunk and it left room for only a couple of small suitcases or duffel bags along side it! There are only four of us going on my trip - we plan to put some luggage in the back seat for the trip from the airport to hotel. After that stroller is all that needs to be in trunk anyway 'til it's time to head back to airport.

    Best to pack several smaller, "soft-sided" bags than a few large hard-sided suitcases if you must fit everything in the trunk. And I agree, there are no good deals on minivans. Minivans are at least $100/week more than full size cars!
     
  7. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    Thanks scratchboat. My stroller is the narrow front & back model. I was thinking the same thing about what type of luggage we pack. For my 2 DD's they each have small child size suitcase with backpacks, and DS usually packs his things in a duffel. Now if I could only get DH to pack lighter:rolleyes: . His clothes seem to take up so much space.

    We plan on washing half way through the trip. Last vacation I packed way to much, but we had 1 less child, 1 less carseat and only a single stroller.

    Thanks for the tips:D

    zippehsmom:D
     
  8. coachYO & my 3 girls

    coachYO & my 3 girls Mouseketeer

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    You mean full size cars include, Pt Cruisers, also?
    Just wondering, it might be fun to have a different car than 1 I would ever drive at home. Thanks, YO


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  9. Poly Pal

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    Full size at National can also mean Mitsubishi Gallants and Chevy Malibu's (not the nicer new ones - the Malibu Classic that they are selling only to fleets).
     
  10. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    I find that hysterical in as much as they are considered intermediates by the mfg. In fact, one attendant told me that the Gallant was a intermediate car. Another told me the Malibu was a full size. Both seem smaller than my Accord which is considered a mid size.
     
  11. hercamore

    hercamore <font color=blue>beagle boy mom<br><font color=tea

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    Hi, if you are looking for a large trunk, the Dodge Intrepid's is HUGE.

    herc.
     
  12. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    As is the Impala's. Both are very nice cars. One day when I had WAY too much time on my hands, I did a trunk size comparison and the Impala's trunk is actually larger than the Intrepid's.

    Impala - 18.6 with a 17.0 gal. gas tank.
    Intrepid- 18.4 with a 17.0 gal. gas tank.
     
  13. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    Gail that info is very helpful. I will try for the Impala or the Intrepid.

    Thanks again.

    BTW, Coachyo &my3girls
    the PT Cruiser does not have a lot of room in it. We got one last time on EA, and it did not have a lot of trunk room.

    zippehsmom
     
  14. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    I have more, want them? LOL
     
  15. coachYO & my 3 girls

    coachYO & my 3 girls Mouseketeer

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    Of course! Gail your wealth of information and help is fantastic. I'd take all the help I can to make this trip the best I can for my family.
    Thanks for all you do.
    YO & I bet many others



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  16. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    I second that:teeth:
     
  17. DebbieB

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    Gail, i can verify that Impala has a huge trunk. We just got back from the Winn-Dixie, one of our liters of Sprite rolled to the back. I had to literally climb in to get it!
     
  18. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    Ok, here goes:

    Alero - 14.6 cubic feet - 14.1 gal. gas tank
    Galant - 13.3 cubic feet - 16.3 gal. gas tank
    Malibu - 17.3 cubic feet - 14.1 gal. gas tank
    Impala- 18.6 cubic feet - 17.0 gal. gas tank
    Regal - 16.7 cubic feet - 17.0 gal. gas tank
    Century - 16.7 cubic feet - 17.0 gal. gas tank
    Sebring - 16.3 cubic feet - 16.0 gal. gas tank
    Sebring (convert) 11.3 cubic feet - 16.0 gal gas tank
    Intrepid - 18.4 cubic feet - 17.0 gal. gas tank
    Grand Am - 14.6 cubic feet - 14.0 gal. gas tank

    Hope this helps. As I said, I had WAY too much time on my hands. :)

    And, I am always happy to help and it is nice to be appreciated, thank you. :)

    Edited to correct the size of the Galant.
     
  19. zippehsmom

    zippehsmom <font color=red>and Hannahs too!!<font color=orang

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    Geez Gail you are a wealth of information.:D

    Thanks so much!!

    Maybe you should have a information hotline;)

    zippehsmom:D
     
  20. WendyWorld

    WendyWorld Mouseketeer

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    Here's what I have traveling with me, my normal Size DH and 3 small children including 1 infant car seat. 2 BIG suit cases, 1 medium, 1 small, a few pack packs, one small carry on and my LAPTOP, I have reserved a FULL size car from Alamo, which is best for me....OH AND a regular size stroller!
     
  21. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    A full size with the largest trunk. All the above mentioned cars are available(or stocked I should say) at Alamo, you get to pick your own car.
     

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