Alamo 'Full Size' Car examples?

tinkerbell181

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Hi! Just rented a full size from alamo for next week. We are going to be 4 adults and one toddler. Anyways, we went with the full size as the SUV's and up were such a jump in cost.
I am just wondering what types of vehicles people have been getting recently in the full-size option. I have read Impala, any others? And this will be our first time renting at MCO, and I am seeing people mention that they got to pick from an 'aisle' of cars. How many cars does this usually encompass - 3? 20? I am worried that if there are lots too choose from it might take my husband forever and ever to choose and he will think it is the greatest thing in the world.
So excited, our trip is just around the corner :)
 

sisaaliyah

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Yep there's a full size aisle to choose from, probably 20 give or take. We were there Thanksgiving, and ended up with a Nissan Altima. There was one mini van in the aisle, but someone else had just taken it. The manager commented to my DH that they usually don't have mini vans in the full size aisle. We saw someone leaving a VW jetta too from the full size aisle. My other pick in the aisle was the Mazda 6.
 

mrebuck

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We rented a full size from Alamo a week ago - we chose a VW Passat. Loved the car!
 
  • Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina

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    Almost all were Impalas (of various colours) when we rented from Alamo in August. I honestly can't remember what the select few other options were....I was still hunched over my barf bag at that point :sick: ....but I know my husband was making a joke about the fact that we had black, white or gold to pick from (as opposed to a selection of different car types).

    We liked the roominess of the Impala, though. Good for transporting all our luggage :thumbsup2 .
     

    Cinderumbrella

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    Last time we rented from Alamo there were a few minivans plus 1 Ford Edge in the full size row. We grabbed the Edge. We always arrive at MCO early (usually between 9-10 am). I certainly wouldn't count on bigger cars being there but it does happen.
     

    BigTigger

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    Impala's, Altima's, Passat's, and one lone Jetta Wagon were in fullsize this past week. They just got a whole bunch of brand new Passat's at Alamo/National/Enterprise at MCO. I'd say you have a 50/50 between a Passat and an Impala. The Passat can easily handle 5 bigger people and their luggage.
     

    SmallWorld71

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    When I rented one from the Ft. Myers, FL airport Alamo in the spring, almost all the cars in the full size row were Chevy Impalas.
     
  • jessic2422

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    Do you think a full size would accommodate 3 large suitcases, 3 adults, 1 toddler in a car seat and a city mini stroller?
     

    M&MGirl1

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    Do you think a full size would accommodate 3 large suitcases, 3 adults, 1 toddler in a car seat and a city mini stroller?
    EVERY time I have rented a full size from Alamo at MCO we've gotten a Chevy Impala. They have HUGE trunks. We fit 2 huge suitcases, 2 carry on size bags in the trunk and there was loads of room to spare. You should easily be able to get the suitcases and stroller in the trunk, and there's loads of room in the back seat, so the adult in back shouldn't be squished at all.
     

    NJRRK

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    jessic2422 said:
    Do you think a full size would accommodate 3 large suitcases, 3 adults, 1 toddler in a car seat and a city mini stroller?
    I own a Pontiac Grand Prix it's the same size as an Impala and what you suggest will be no problem.
     

    rlduvall

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    When I arrived in Orlando on December 1st around noon, the majority of full size vehicles were Nissan Altimas. A little boring, but efficient and the trunk was huge. :thumbsup2
     
  • SmallWorld71

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    I agree that you should be fine with full sized. In the back of the Impala we had 3 medium sized suitcases and a huge cooler and there was still plenty of room in there for more stuff.
     

    Muhlenberg

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    We picked up an Impala on the 8th. They had LOTS of minivans....and were practically BEGGING people to take a minivan! Nope...not for us (old folks).
     

    OrangeCountyCommuter

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    We rented a full size from Alamo a week ago - we chose a VW Passat. Loved the car!
    That's an upgrade. So it may be there, but may not.

    National/Alamo tend to have the following as "full size"

    1. Malibu.. (LOTS OF THESE)
    2. Impala (good amount of these)
    3. Corrolla (yes folks LOL!)
    4. JW Jettas
     

    Donna M

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    That's an upgrade. So it may be there, but may not.

    National/Alamo tend to have the following as "full size"

    1. Malibu.. (LOTS OF THESE)
    2. Impala (good amount of these)
    3. Corrolla (yes folks LOL!)
    4. JW Jettas
    Their website classifies the Corolla as a mid-sized. We have a full-sized car reserved for April. I own a Corolla and won't accept that as a full-sized car. I'd be happy to take a mini van even though I have lots mileage on me!
     

    NJRRK

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    OrangeCountyCommuter said:
    That's an upgrade. So it may be there, but may not.

    National/Alamo tend to have the following as "full size"

    1. Malibu.. (LOTS OF THESE)
    2. Impala (good amount of these)
    3. Corrolla (yes folks LOL!)
    4. JW Jettas
    Not having rented a car in a lot of years I can't see these four cars all being in the same category. Logically Corolla and Jetta are about the same size, Malibu a bit larger, then Impala.

    I would NEVER accept a Corolla or Jetta as full size.
     

    OrangeCountyCommuter

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    Their website classifies the Corolla as a mid-sized. We have a full-sized car reserved for April. I own a Corolla and won't accept that as a full-sized car. I'd be happy to take a mini van even though I have lots mileage on me!
    Sorry I meant to say Camry. Got my Toyotas confused LOL!

    (And the new Camry is just a sad car IMHO reminds me more of a Corolla which is why I got confused I think)

    I did some digging. Other options

    Hyundia Sonata
    VW Passat MAY be a full size. Classification seems to vary based on "features" Stripped it's a full size, with the cool features it's a level up
     

    shoes99

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    WE just returned Friday and had a weekly rental from National at the car care center. We reserved a mid-size and they gave us a choice of a VW Passat (full size) or a Nissan Altima. We took the Passat for gas mileage as we had to put on 200 miles on this trip. Nice drive and the receipt says it was a full size.
     

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