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Old 03-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the tendency is to overestimate what you need to fit in a car. I'm 6'-4" and my wife is 5'-9" and my 11 year old son is 5'-5"+, while my 8 year old daughter is 4'-8" -- and we all fit on a week long vacation into my wife's xD. If we need more space, we can put a Thule on the roof.

The Saturns are the smallest cars on your list, followed by the Jetta, and then the Focus and the Matrix are pretty close to the same. I think the xD is a little bigger than the Jetta wagon (for the seating space), and the Jetta may have a smidge more storage space -- though you can pull out all the foam and the "floor" of the xD hatch to gain a lot of room!
Sincerely, Neil
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