Can you suggest a small estate car for a family of four?

Is the Skoda Fabia Estate 1.0 suitable for a family of four holidaying with fully loaded and perhaps a roof box, plus bikes on the back? Apart from holiday trips, it would seem to be a good choice for a family with enough space in the boot without going to a larger Estate. I just can't imagine cruising on French motorways in a 1.0-litre petrol with a top box and bikes. I do not want a diesel because the car will likely do mainly short journeys, but I'm not ready to go down the hybrid route either. Are there any alternative Fabia-sized estates worthy of consideration? Presently on my second Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, which is great for holidays but at other times seems unnecessarily big.

Asked on 6 April 2020 by Mark

Answered by Andrew Brady
You'll probably find a Fabia estate very small for a family of four with holiday luggage. You'd be better looking at some of the bigger estates, like the Octavia. These will still be smaller than your Grand Picasso but much more comfortable and practical than the Fabia. Alternatively, why not get a small car like a Fiesta for day-to-day use and hire a car for the annual holiday?
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