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I hired a 7 seater Discovery a few years back, though someone else's insurance was paying as my car had been rear-ended and I needed something with a towbar. I think it was costing about 80 quid a day back then.

The back two seats are 'kiddie seats' mind you - if an adult sat in them, they'd have their knees under their chin. But it might be worth considering if your two smallest passengers will fit in those seats and you can't find an MPV.
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My mate flew down from Edinburgh last September using Easyjet AND hired one of their Zafiras. I can't remember the exact price, but he said it all worked out cheaper than him driving down & back.
Might be worth giving it a thought, eh


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I'd have to agree with everyone else on this, it's just far too risky, I'm sure in the long run the wife & kids will understand, especially when you remind them of the potential saving of having a new engine compaired to replacement belt costs. Hire car it is then!!!
I would think it's especialy risky if your water pump is due to be replaced, I had a belt snap on me about 10k miles before it was due because of a failing water pump, the thing had siezed causing the belt to snap. Mind you it was only a 1.6i 8 valve Orion so was an easy fix, just replaced the head.
At the mo I'm driving a 1.8 4 pot Laguna II, the car is just comming up on 5 years old now but has 77k on the clock. I've had the car for 4 months now and think it's about time the cambelt was changed, so job for me for the weekend me thinks! Bought the car with 73K on it, so first question as always was has the cambelt been done? I asked the dealer who I bought it from, his reply was complette . I'm sure you wanna know what he said! Well he said it didn't need replacing are they are chain driven, what a tw@t!!!! So I've been putting it off but think it's about time to pull my finger out before it goes.
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