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#214 of 217 '87 Integra
Jul 16, 2003 (8:22 pm)
I routinely tossed my bike in there, with no need to take off either wheel. (Each of my bikes fit, even the most bulky one with the beer basket on the handlebars.) It went in front-wheel first, turned down between the folded rear seat and the back of the front seat.
I was able to pack a week's worth of camping stuff (tent, sleeping bag, stove, lantern, etc.), my bike, a spare wheelset, a cooler, and a bunch of groceries in there without any problems.
One day I brought home two big bookcases, each about 3 ft x 4 ft x 1 ft, one on top of the other, and I was able to close the hatch.
A 27" TV in the box, able to close the hatch.
Large microwave (the biggest one Sharp makes) in the box, able to close the hatch.
A five-foot long countertop and a couple of 8-ft 2x4s (with the front seat folded all the way forward); I was able to close the hatch.
Two big plastic storage shelving units (broken down, but in their boxes); I was able to close the hatch.
Two friends (one in the front seat, one in the back seat, with the other side folded down), a metal storage cabinet, a big steel kitchen stool, a couple of good-sized book boxes, and a bike on a removable trunk rack.
For me, I can do most of my little errands, short hops around town, and some of my commuting on a bike; the car is for commuting the rest of the time (especially in the winter), road trips, and hauling big stuff. I don't know why people think they need big SUVs; I can't really think of anything I wasn't able to bring home in my Integra, except maybe my bed and the sofa. The only thing which kind of sucked about it was the high liftover and short cargo-compartment height with the cargo shelf in place. Other than those little nits, that car rocked!
#215 of 217 My personal favorite
Jul 30, 2003 (1:21 pm)
In my 1989 Mercury Tracer 4-door hatchback was a dozen 8 foot long, 4 by 4 inch landscaping ties - and I closed the hatchback! Could have even fit more in, but a dozen was all I needed.
Wish they still made the Tracer, I'd get another one in a second. I'm currently looking, close to getting a Mazda Protege5. Wonder what the salesman would look like if I showed up with an 8' landscaping tie to see how it fits
#216 of 217 What no musicians?
Oct 22, 2003 (10:51 am)
Havent seen any musicians posting so here goes:
2001 Elantra GT (bassplayer)
1) Carvin 600W 2X10 combo amp
2) Mackie 1200W PA head
3) G&L 5-string in hardcase
4) Fender Jazz 5-string in hardcase
5) 400W monitor amp
6) two 12" wedge monitor speakers
7) Carvin 15" bass bottom
8) 3 bags full of cables,mikes, soldering iron (why am I the only one that solders in a band).
The GT handled fine but my headlights were pointing at the clouds.
Oct 24, 2003 (11:32 am)
Every year I stuff a 10-12 foot (unwrapped) Christmas tree in my 93 Civic hb. One year I took the family of 4 on vacation in that car from Florida to Va. Just packed using collapsible luggage and told everyone to bring clothes for four days and wear everything twice