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Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Alamo 'Full Size' Car examples?

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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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We rented a full size from Alamo a week ago - we chose a VW Passat. Loved the car!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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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 ....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 .
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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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.
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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?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #10
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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?
I own a Pontiac Grand Prix it's the same size as an Impala and what you suggest will be no problem.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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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
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #15
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We rented a full size car in Sept '11, we got an Kia SUV.
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