What can you fit in your car

What can you fit in your car

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Chromegrill

218 posts

25 months

Friday 15th March
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I once had a Mazda 626 hatchback (very under-rated, I loved it). Not least for its load carrying capabilities. My personal "best" was a rather grand six foot dining table and six chairs, and I still managed to shut the tailgate and drive my Ebay purchase home.

Escy

1,681 posts

88 months

Saturday 16th March
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donkmeister

1,447 posts

39 months

Saturday 16th March
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My automotive cramming superlatives include:

- helping a friend collect a sideboard with my Mk4 Vauxhall Astra (we were 21, so having a Vauxhall Astra meant I was the friend with a BIG car lol)
- sufficient clothes etc for a week's trip around BENELUX in an MG TF, we bought plenty of Belgian beer etc and when we got to Franglais Vin found we still had enough room to buy a few cases of wine (my TF had the optional full-size spare wheel in the frunk)
- a camping holiday in Languedoc, including a three-bedroom high-ceiling tent, with fitted carpets, all manner of camp kitchen goodness, king-size divan-height bed, suitcases full of clothes (for her - and I had no less than THREE pairs of spare pants for the fortnight). That was in an estate Vectra C (the big one that came just before the Insignia... I miss that car, it was noticeably bigger than my E-class on the inside. No V8 though).
- two friends in the boot of an E-class Mercedes saloon... Nothing odd, they just wanted to see if they would fit. They did.
- a large garden furniture suite, new so in the huge original packaging, in the back of a Citroen Picasso... faces against the windscreen, I had to sit in the passenger seat as I couldn't even get in the driver's door!
- 7 people in a Fiat Uno.

unsprung

2,680 posts

63 months

Saturday 16th March
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bigmowley said:
Love a Flex. My hire car of choice stateside. Simply awesome barge.
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nadger

1,147 posts

79 months

Saturday 16th March
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A tumble dryer in the back of my Mitsubishi colt, and a weeks worth of gear and food, plus a few cases of wine (admittedly opened and secreted bottle by bottle) in a smart roadster with two adults in are my two highlights!
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spookly

2,132 posts

34 months

Saturday 16th March
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I used to put two Great Danes in a Golf R Estate smile


Edited by spookly on Saturday 16th March 07:11

RussH91

344 posts

99 months

Saturday 16th March
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While at uni, 360 dozen free range eggs on a pallet loaded with a forklift into a Picasso. Knew the eggs would fit wasn't sure if the pallet would.
All eggs were then thrown at first years in sub 20 minutes.

Baldchap

770 posts

31 months

Saturday 16th March
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Doggy in the boot and a few carrier bags on the back seat or passenger footwell in my R estate. Something not quite right there. wobble

The Model X is huge, I bet with the seats folded I could get the Golf in it!

Once got a Yamaha XS250 in the back of an A4 estate. clap

Robmarriott

1,415 posts

97 months

Saturday 16th March
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Escy said:
Bet that was lovely to drive!

Escy

1,681 posts

88 months

Saturday 16th March
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Robmarriott said:
Escy said:
Bet that was lovely to drive!
It wasn't bad all things considered, definitely nicer to drive than a van would be. It was pretty much motorway all the way. The sump fitted in the spare wheel well perfectly and it was so wide it didn't have space to move about when cornering. I couldn't close the boot so that was held down with bungee cords, there was no extra wind or road noise. There was however some collateral damage to the boot trim.

Cameltoe70

2 posts

48 months

Saturday 16th March
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Yamaha T80 Townmate in a Chrysler Grand Voyager with room to spare! Stow and go model so didn’t even have to lift the seats out! :-)

Cameltoe70

2 posts

48 months

Saturday 16th March
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GOG440

8,863 posts

129 months

Saturday 16th March
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My old Multipla I got a single bed frame and mattress in.
Then another time I moved my brother in law from a student flat in liverpool to Manchester, got everything in in one trip (I had left the back seats at home so it was basically a big empty cube.
My current XF sportbrake I managed to get a dead fridge freezer in to take it to the tip, also got 4 blokes and all their camping gear in for LeMans.

Mr Tidy

7,682 posts

66 months

Sunday 17th March
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I got one of these in my E91 with a little room to spare.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keter-Store-Outdoor-Plast...

Handy piece of kit as it will take 8 wheels, so good for storing winters/summers!

Defconluke

236 posts

93 months

Sunday 17th March
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New 55" tv in the back of my Ibiza.
I wanted to have it stood up like it would be if you were watching tv but the boot opening was too small vertically to fit it in.
Ended up having it like this with the far end perched on top of the front headrests.




caelite

4,003 posts

51 months

Sunday 17th March
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Suzuki Jimny

About 600kg of wood bark, & two adults.


Really didn't want to brake during that trip.

Edited by caelite on Sunday 17th March 04:53

Blayney

2,657 posts

125 months

Sunday 17th March
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Washing machine in a mk2 Twingo.

AlexiusG55

600 posts

95 months

Sunday 17th March
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No pic sadly but I got my younger brother and his cello (in hard case) in an original FIAT 500- he was in the back seat, cello in the passenger seat sticking out of the open roof. I had to pull away from every junction in second gear as the case was in the way of where the gear lever would have to go to select first .

johnwilliams77

5,184 posts

42 months

Sunday 17th March
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Petrolsmasher said:
yep, couldent have made it more obvious.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=47&t=1722925&i=40

wiliferus

3,230 posts

137 months

Sunday 17th March
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Not really in the spirit of this thread, but I can confirm you can fit a 4 poster bed in a Volvo V70.
Even with the V70s legendary load swallowing ability, I was very impressed.