Join Date: Oct 2001
County: Australian Capital Territory
You can use the 147 for family duties. I have adult sized children and yes we can all go away in it, albeit boot space is at a premium. What they complain about is that it's claustrophobic in the back. Which I can appreciate and sympthasize with, and the car pampers the two front passengers. So they prefer to go in our Astra that is roomier in the back and with a bigger boot.
But with kids your age, they'll fit happily in the back. Mind you we've also gone away in other small cars, such as a Mazda 121 and a 3 cylinder Daihatsu Charade. So we're used to fitting everything into limited space. So, if everyone's happy go for it, but there may be compromises.