So the insurance has totaled out my car from the recent accident. (Everyone is ok). Really stinks, as it was paid off and runs great. But I can't fix the damage myself so I need to find a car. My thought is to take a new approach to car shopping -- let's put what matters FIRST: Carrying bikes and gear.
I already have a thule roof rack and will be able to carry 4 bikes (and wheels) on the roof of whatever I get. What vehicles do you think would be best, and worst, for hauling bikes and the associated gear. Figure 1, 2, and more than 2 people traveling together.
Smart Cars -- seems throwing bikes on top would defeat their efficiency. Never mind trying to carry gear.
Truck, SUV, Car?
Let's NOT have the "Why have a car?" discussions. I only drive 1-2 days a week already (commute to/from work). Renting weekly is not an option.