thirdcrank wrote:TrevA wrote:... A large people carrier like a Zafira or Galaxy, or more modern equivalent (C-Max?), would probably be suitable.
Strange how the real people carriers eg Renault Espace, seem to have been discontinued. One of my high-mileage neighbours - 30,000+ miles p.a. - had a series of Galaxies till they were discontinued ( 10 - 12 years ago?) The VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra retained the same body shell for a while but they all seem to have been replaced with something less roomy. That's just my perception - not an accurate comparison of dimensions.
Anyway, the Galaxy had considerable flexibility over seating versus load capacity but the simple point remains that if everybody in the vehicle has a bike in there as well, the scope for juggling people room and luggage room is curtailed. This is inevitably more so if it's a holiday rather than a day trip so the people need extra luggage.
We hava a large wheelchair and hoist fitted to the car (Kia Sedona and now discontinued))
The fashion for the roof sloping down at the back, limiting the boot access is a real issue