Leave the Kids ;-)
Yes the 147 does have a silly sized boot given its overall diemensions. But thats what happens when you have macphearson struts in the rear. In comparison my old 4 door punto had more space due to the trailing arm rear suspension. The 4 door also had much taller roof lines.
Although the 147 can happily seat 4 adults although leg room isn't a strong points. The suncken down leather is supportive to those in the back and allows for a little more head room.
I just thought the 159 SW has alot more room in it. But as others have pointed out there not huge. Think the SW would sort most the issues out though :-) and makes for a more interesting estate car rather than the usual cars.
Either that or a Volov 850 T5 :-)
Bit long in the tooth now though I guess
Kids spoil all the fun.
Alfa 166 2.0 Twinnie - LPG and a few trick performance parts