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Can anyone provide me with the trunk dimensions for the XLR, with the top down?

I have read in numerous places that the volume is 4.4 cubic feet, but need to know how much luggage I can fit into the space. I will be renting this car for a weekend drive in Los Angeles, so I am very interested in knowing the actual dimensions.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Get one with a trailer hitch, or don't take a passenger with you and put your bags up front. that's what I do and it works quite well. I can lay one suit flat under the top down and can put my camers's and small bag behind the wall. if you are planning on a passenger and a couple of suit cases, forget it........ :jester :flag :nopity :nopity
 
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Just an added note.................A fabric type golf bag with irons will fit in the alloted space when the top is down. Woods must be removed and laid on the side of the the bag........No Luggage will fit into this space except a train case and a few small items.
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Can anyone provide me with the trunk dimensions for the XLR, with the top down?

I have read in numerous places that the volume is 4.4 cubic feet, but need to know how much luggage I can fit into the space. I will be renting this car for a weekend drive in Los Angeles, so I am very interested in knowing the actual dimensions.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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The floor of the trunk space available with the top down is not a perfect rectangle. The narrowest width is 42 3/4", maximum depth 14 1/4", and height 9 1/4". There's about 8" more width available across 7" of the depth.

Best regards and good luck with the luggage,
Ed and Sandra
 

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My wife and I have taken long weekend trips and carried golf clubs, groceries, and
luggage for two, with the top up. After unpacking, we put the top down. If you are taking a road trip with the top down, you will be SOL.

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Admittedly, there’s not much space in the trunk with the top down, but it is surprising just how much can be carried there with the right type luggage. For example two of these Tumi bags, which hold quite a lot, fit very nicely: Tumi bags for XLR

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Yep -- there's more room than you'd think, esp if you're willing to have the passenger footwell filled with a few soft items or a laptop case under the knees.

I was reminded of an old saw from my boss, who used to own an MG (and an NSX today): "Luggage? What luggage?! the trunk *is* the luggage!" Indeed, plastic bags and ziplocs are your friend...

We were given two leather duffel/gym bags when we bought our XLR with the logo embroidered on it that fit perfectly -- two lengthwise with a few books in between. The only real gotcha has been the heat levels in the trunk

BTW, where are you renting an XLR from? I heard Hertz has added it to a few markets, at $150/day in their Prestige collection...

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Admittedly, there’s not much space in the trunk with the top down, but it is surprising just how much can be carried there with the right type luggage.
PS. I checked with the Tumi outlet in Napa -- if I heard correctly, that model you linked to is $420 on sale right now. I'll stick with the freebies :)
 
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When daughter and I took a road trip to NYC, we started with a plug in cooler in the front passenger foot well, snacks and a pillow.

It was just fine while I was driving, then we switched, items above found room in the trunk and one bottle of water each stuffed by the seat and door because of the outrageous heat (140-150) in the console cup holders.
Although the car was mostly fun for the trip, this is a "around town" kind of car.
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PS. I checked with the Tumi outlet in Napa -- if I heard correctly, that model you linked to is $420 on sale right now. I'll stick with the freebies :)
 

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Thanks!

Thanks to all who replied, especially "Ed and Sandra" - your dimensions and reccomendation for the two carry-on suitcases were spot on!

This car made for a great weekend trip. It turned heads everywhere we went, including Rodeo Drive! It was definitely worth the $204.99 per day. In fact, I went over my allotted 300 miles for the 3 day trip and gladly paid Hertz at LAX the extra $0.39 per mile!

Our luggage situation worked out quite nicely. We were able to easily fit a large suitcase, a garment bag, and two standard carry-on suitcases into the trunk with the top up. After a quick stop to drop off some of the extra luggage at the hotel, we were able to fit the two carry-on suitcases (roughly same dimensions as those reccomended by "Ed and Sandra") under the divider and put the top down! Granted, it was an extremely tight fit and it often took more than one attempt to avoid tripping the divider sensors.

Thanks again!
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