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Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

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Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

Ok, trying to decide which rental car to go with. We're heading down to Cabo in late April and decided we wanted to rent a car this time down (should be interesting).

There are 4 of us going all will have luggage... these are my options:

Dodge Stratus

VW Jetta

Ford EcoSport

Given the # of people going and the amount of luggage... which does everyone suggest?

I am actually leaning towards the Jetta, but wanting to see what everyone else thinks.

Any pros/cons to any of the cars (gas hogs, don't drive well, poorly made, etc)? Thanks!

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1. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

9,

The Jetta is going to be real tight. We get the Jetta quite often and we bring 4 large suitcases and 2 carryons and we have to use the backseat so you have a problem if they are all suitcase. Duffel bags work well because they can be tucked in the sides.

The Jetta drive nice and we get auto with air.

The Stratus will be a little roomier and I think take a little more.Its a little wider. Don't know about the Ford.

Maybe some in the group can hitch hike!:-)

Good luck.

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2. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

hi roy!

go with the stratus---lots more room especially for 4 with luggage!

lynn

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3. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

The Stratus for sure with 4 people,We just had the Jetta over the past week and although gas friendly it is suited for two.

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4. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

how about parking for downtown? do you need to parallel park? or are there enough full spaces?

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5. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

There is a nice big parking lot behind Plaza Nautica(right off Blvd. Marina behind Senor Greenberg rest.). When you park there you are close to the marina and town--great location.

There is also parking at the mall but I like the dirt parking location better.

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6. Re: Dodge Stratus, VW Jetta, or Ford EcoSport... need help...

For four people - and for when you have luggage - I'd get an SUV.

People that live in Cabo drive SUV's for many reasons, two being safety and space. If they don't drive SUV's they drive Jeep Wranglers which for 4 people won't work.

Lived here a long time and see the cars with excess luggage...I'd change to an SUV.