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Zero trunk space when top down? Is this correct?
Is this the most annoying thing about the car?

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Baggae

You can put about 2 large gym bag-type soft side piece of baggage in with the top down. And, if you have a small "carry" golf bag, you can fit that in too. Maybe 6-8 plastic grocery bags would also fit.
 

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RE: "Maybe 6-8 plastic grocery bags would also fit."

Actually, that sounds good enough to me.
Now, I have to see if I can get a deal and buy one.

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Hey Guys I am new to this but good to see that some one is doing something about getting XLRs on the map. No trunk space! I can just get my tennis bag in the trunk, don't know how someone fits a full set of clubs! I just orderd a set of pedals and a mesh grill. Hope to have them here before the weekend so I can get them installed, missed out on the discount so I hope they are worth the money.
 
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Secret to clubs in the trunk with the top down. Take out your driver, 3 wood and put them in after you put the SOFT bag in. You can also get a suit under the top before it goes down. I wish there where more pocket spaces up front. Watch out for the heat in the trunk on cosmetics.
Bob

startracing said:
Hey Guys I am new to this but good to see that some one is doing something about getting XLRs on the map. No trunk space! I can just get my tennis bag in the trunk, don't know how someone fits a full set of clubs! I just orderd a set of pedals and a mesh grill. Hope to have them here before the weekend so I can get them installed, missed out on the discount so I hope they are worth the money.




 

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I left a shoe box back there once, got pushed way back in the corner on one of those trips to the mall with the wife, took me a hour to figure out why the top wouldn't close and ruined a new pair of shoes in the process. It had already been in the shop twice with roof problems so thought it was just another thing going wrong... they fix or adjust the roof and then the windows howl cause the gap is wrong, etc,et,etc... had an SL500 before the XLR and it was in the shop 3 X as much so I am happy!
 

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The available trunk space with the top down on the XLR-v is considerably more ample than I initially feared from review comments on the XLR, and internet chatter. Of course, having driven Triumph Spitfires in the earliest years of my car-buying life, and having has a late C4 Corvette convertible, the 4 cubic feet remaining with the top down seems generous considering the huge space you get with the top up, and the benefits of a retractable hard-top to boot.

6-8 grocery bags seems about right. I have no trouble with a large briefcase + overnight bag + incidentals or 2 overnight bags plus a few incidentals if traveling with my wife, top down. Also the cubby hole in the rear right corner below floor level holds a surprising amount of cleaning gear, etc.

Top up, who would need more space, or more useful space, in a two-seater than what the XLR offers. It's nearly a hatchback! Sure, with a ragtop, there'd be more trunk space, but the character of the car would be nothing comparable. So, on balance, and knowing the car's Corvette platform basis, I think GM got the stowage compromises right.

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I travel on long trip with the top down and I just put my suit cases up front, of course you need to travel alone. :jester :party :party
 

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trunk floor storage

Hello everyone,

Just FYI, but I am sure that most everyone is aware of it, there is a shoebox size storage compartment in the floor of the trunk in the right hand rear corner.
Still can't get enough!
Scott
 
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Put wife in van and follow close behind

mcd-02 said:
Hello everyone,

Just FYI, but I am sure that most everyone is aware of it, there is a shoebox size storage compartment in the floor of the trunk in the right hand rear corner.
Still can't get enough!
Scott




 
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