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After looking at all the competition that GM tries to compare its Kappa cars to like the S2000, Z4, Boxer, 350Z,Crossfire, and even the new Miata. Three of these aren’t even a close comparison. Leaving the 240hp S2000 and the best selling roadster the Miata. One thing that I hear out of everyone mouth after looking at that new roadster at the Pontiac dealer is something it has that none of the cars above have. NO TRUNK. Size doesn’t matter!
 

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Tastes great - less filling
Tastes Great - Less Filling
TASTES GREAT - LESS FILLING.

This is a daily driver, a drivers car and has enough room with the top down to stop at your grocery store for a 2 liter bottle of coke and a smile.

If you want something with luggage space by a sports sedan - or pay more for the S2000 Z4, Boxter. Otherwise.. get the miata.. if you like that bland looking sorta thing.

This argument has been around so long I just don't know.

So sum it up.
The Sky/Sol Tastes Great on the Road.
And theres less filling the trunk. :)
 

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I will use mine like a 4-wheel motorcycle. Fun as hell to drive, and no need to bring along baggage. It's a recreational vehicle, plan and simple. If you want something more, move on.
 

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My luggage and grocery bag compartment will be the same as it is
on my full sized Buick - the front pasenger seat and footwell. An awful lot of Solstice/Sky owners will drive the car by themselves most of the time (same as most vehicles - just watch cars go by on a busy highway and count how many only have one person aboard - the driver).
 

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:cheers: You got luggage? Ship it ahead..
 

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The trunk isn't THAT small. With the top up, there is enough room for a couple grocery bags, enough luggage for a weekend (in soft sided baggage), golf clubs (proven to fit on Solsticeforum), etc.

When a car is as small as a roadster, sacrafices must be made in the design. For Kappa, engineers sacrificed trunk space to allow them to get the body design they wanted (essentially to stay true to the Solstice concept of 2002) and to have a really stiff, stout structure underneath (modelled after the Corvette's). These requirements forced the gas tank up into the trunk area eating up space. That is just how it is, but I think it is worth it. (I have driven a Solstice too, and I was very impressed with how strong and shake free the structure was for a ragtop!)
 

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Fformula88 said:
The trunk isn't THAT small. With the top up, there is enough room for a couple grocery bags, enough luggage for a weekend (in soft sided baggage), golf clubs (proven to fit on Solsticeforum), etc.

When a car is as small as a roadster, sacrafices must be made in the design. For Kappa, engineers sacrificed trunk space to allow them to get the body design they wanted (essentially to stay true to the Solstice concept of 2002) and to have a really stiff, stout structure underneath (modelled after the Corvette's). These requirements forced the gas tank up into the trunk area eating up space. That is just how it is, but I think it is worth it. (I have driven a Solstice too, and I was very impressed with how strong and shake free the structure was for a ragtop!)
I have my own plan, I will travel on longer trips with the top up on my Sky, with the luggage in the back(who wants to drive all day at 70 with the top down anyway... )when we get where we are going , the luggage goes to the room and the top goes in the trunk... Yipeee.... enough clothes to last 3 days and wash and stay 3 more days...6 day vacation....
 

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I have my own plan, I will travel on longer trips with the top up on my Sky, with the luggage in the back(who wants to drive all day at 70 with the top down anyway... )when we get where we are going , the luggage goes to the room and the top goes in the trunk... Yipeee.... enough clothes to last 3 days and wash and stay 3 more days...6 day vacation....
That would be my recommendation. In fact, I am not sure why anyone would want to drive for hours and hundreds of miles with the top down anyway. I It is tiring, risking sunburn, and just wears on you with the wind, sun, and noise.

It is much easier to drive the highways with the top up, and go top down after arriving and unloading the trunk. Especially with a car like the Sol!
 

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SkyMan 07 said:
I have my own plan, I will travel on longer trips with the top up on my Sky, with the luggage in the back(who wants to drive all day at 70 with the top down anyway... )when we get where we are going , the luggage goes to the room and the top goes in the trunk... Yipeee.... enough clothes to last 3 days and wash and stay 3 more days...6 day vacation....
We ALWAYS come home from vacation with half of the closes we took ahving never been worn so it will help us learn to pack lighter. And if a remopvable rack becomes available then that would certainly work, too.
 

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We ALWAYS come home from vacation with half of the closes we took ahving never been worn so it will help us learn to pack lighter. And if a remopvable rack becomes available then that would certainly work, too.
i got to talking with my wife this morning and we decided if we travel with the top up then the area on top of the gas tank that is flat will be free, and we can put one of the hanging type bags in there with a bunch of clothes and not have to worry about washing, socks and underwear and toiletries and such will fit in a small duffle type bag anyway so I don't think packing for a week will be much of a chore...
 

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If I can't fit what I need in the storage space provided, I'll just tell my date to get out and walk or give her cab fare. :cheers:
 
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