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Rental car for Ireland

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I'm trying to decide on a rental car for a family trip to Ireland. We will be six people (5 adults and a child). We will have two cars, but I've just learned that the second person willing to drive on the left won't be arriving when the rest of us do. That means that for one week, including the drive from Dublin airport to our rental cottage in Northern Ireland, we'll all (4 adults and a child) be in one car, along with our luggage. We are all light packers, so I would consider that we'll have four carry-on sized suitcases, plus five smaller bags that probably can be fit inside the passenger space. We won't be making any very long drives once we're there; the longest drive I anticipate is about 2 hours.

I was originally thinking of two "economy" or "compact" cars, but now I realize that at least one of the cars, for the first week, will probably have to be larger. On the other hand, the roads there are often quite narrow, and I don't want to overdo it. I'm trying to decide between "intermediate" (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) and "standard" (Volkswagen Passat or similar). The Jetta is 5 cm narrower and 13 cm shorter.

Just for comparison, the compact-class car would have been Opel Astra or similar.

Does anyone have any experience with similar cars, and a similar-sized group?

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