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Old 04-18-2019, 09:30 AM
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Angry Luggage space!

I am sorry if this subject has been covered before but as a new owner I have found the first thing I don't like about the car! As I am just about to go away for the first time this Easter weekend I find the boot space is miniscule! And to be honest there is not much locker space in the cockpit either - not even enough to store the handbook.

As I know a lot of you are about to disappear on a European escapade how on earth do you manage? Is the dress code jeans and T shirt everyday?!

I have just seen boot bags which seem a quite a good idea but I have a factory high wing so a luggage rack is out and not sure a boot bag would fit either.

Two of my suitcases won't fit so it has to be a squashy bag and some poly bags I think. No room for cooly boxes for a cottage stay. Great design Honda but we have to live with these cars as well as drive them!

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If you are OK with removing your spare tire you can gain quite some space
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I placed the jack and tools in the well of the spare itself. Wrapped them in rags so they don't clank around. Can also use the rags if I ever need to do roadside repair.

That freed up space in trunk (aka boot) well, by removing styrofoam block the tools nested in.

I think there is plenty of trunk space for size of car. I regularly make Costco runs, and manage to fit the jumbo size grocery items just fine.
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This guy lived out of his S2000 for 18 months on a road trip—-here’s how he packed—-

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Old 04-18-2019, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I will have a good read of your exploits Jetboater. Whilst from the UK, the best thing I ever did was a 2 month road trip to the Pacific Northwest and would love to do something similar again.

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I encounter this attitude a great deal in the travel industry. If you can find, and then see, how professional travelers travel, you will see how well you can go with just a roller board (or one duffel if only going in the S) plus some carry on. I have traveled Europe/ Asia for almost 2 months with a carry on rollerboard several times. Not a big deal. People always overpack. You see folks with giant suitcases in terminals and just shake your head.

My wife and I travel for weeks with the S and do just fine. I admit I do have a trunk(boot) rack but use it infrequently. I reserve that for actual camping equipment and such that will not fit in the trunk. We usually find we have extra room for purchase or fresh flowers at our hide aways. I might add we include a cooler in the trunk of the S. I do not remove the tool kit.
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Even if you don't remove the spare you can actually fit a ton of clothing in the trunk if you use a soft duffel bag.
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