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You know, for cars, you find these issues. Trucks for instance. I discovered, to my dislike, that there are a number of midsized cars (like a pontiac G6) for which you cannot put a large stroller in, the trunk opened is too shallow. They do fit fine in a sebring, and of course in my large 300m, I can fit 2 in it easily enough.

The volume game may sound good, but I have to say, shear volume, like the other said, isn't everything. Certain things have odd dimensions and are hard to fit in large quantities. The curved hatches can help eat away at otherwise usable space too.
 

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Stratuscaster said:
Understood - consumers comparing by the numbers alone without actually looking at or attempting to use the space may find themselves rudely awakened.
Exactly.
 

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1974 Plymouth Valiant - 2013 Dodge Dart - 2013 Chrysler 300C
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A huge +1.

As a side note, I believe my Valiant and Rabbit had similar volume trunks. Any day of the week, though, the Rabbit was more useful. I can think of very few times the Valiant configuration would be more useful than the Rabbit (carrying big signs, I guess. Maybe my folding tent, I never had one when I had a Rabbit.) It was just a stunning example of that maxim... the Valiant is wide, long, and flat. You can fit a small cardboard box in most of the spots but there are also intruding hinges and of course the gas pipe...

When I had a Camaro and carried newspapers, I had to get very creative. I found a Camaro can carry 10,000 newspapers if you drive VERY slowly, and do not carry a spare, or your rear seats, or your passenger seat.

Side note: the Rabbit was made in Pennsylvania by union labor. ;) and I bought it with 101,000 miles on the clock, from my father, who could not get it to pass inspection. After much examination by a "foreign car specialist" (who cleaned the injectors for the first time, remember, this is before detergent gasoline, and the injectors dribbled badly), I finally fixed it myself by replacing a length of vacuum pipe ($32!). Great car really, no sound insulation at all, but it was quick 0-50 (easily beat my 305-powered Camaro) and never got less than 30 mpg. The downside was it was teeny inside and did I mention had no sound insulation at all? and was absolutely not designed to ever be serviced or repaired. Probably the best made car I ever had until our Neon.
 
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