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Old 09-11-2018, 06:10 AM
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In a current FE corvette one can fit full sized luggage for two or two golf bags. It can hold enough in its trunk to easily carry everything for two people to take a nice couple week long vacation.

How is the Me going to compare. I keep looking at the pictures and I don't see anywhere where you would get any sort of space for one to put luggage. It would be a large disappointment to lose the practicality that the corvette had always had.
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Here you go. Problem solved.


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Sport car or SUV wagon?
OP want's it all.

GM studies know these populous desires.
Good odds are there will be cup holders, room for
a briefcase plus duffle bag and perhaps one
soft sided golf club set? I'd vote yes.

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The FE is a GT, the ME is a sports car. Now if it's like the porsche cayman, there will be two trunks.
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Originally Posted by flyingbunnys View Post
In a current FE corvette one can fit full sized luggage for two or two golf bags.
If I tried to put a golf bag in my C6 convertible, I would have to take all the clubs out and stack all the pieces. I's not a car for the golfer, however it is no problem to put enough luggage in it to take a few week road trip.

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If I tried to put a golf bag in my C6 convertible, I would have to take all the clubs out and stack all the pieces. I's not a car for the golfer, however it is no problem to put enough luggage in it to take a few week road trip.
LOL, maybe for you but not if you have a wife that needs what mine does.

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Storage space is a compromise in ME. The interior picture didn't look there was much room. I'm not sure there is a self on the engine bulkhead. The front looks on the small side. If it's a targa there will be space to store roof. Lack of storage could make the C8 a short" 1 and done" run, returning to the flexibility of FE. IMO sales in the third year will determine the MEs fate. There should be enough enthusiasm to cover the first 2 years. Third year and beyond will determine if it profitable to continue.
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I can easily fit two reasonable golf bags in my C7 convertible, and have done so many times. Now, not those huge tour bags the pros use, just a full set of clubs in a carry bag with room for a few *****, tees and a pair of shoes. And you know what? If the ME car can't handle that load, I'll leave them in a locker at the country club. I have also found it easy to carry enough for my wife and I for a long weekend - now that, I WOULD miss if the new car doesn't have enough room. I suspect that it will. It's part of what makes a Corvette a Corvette. If worse comes to worst, I'll take the '62 instead . . . now THAT car has a nice, big trunk.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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I remember a long time ago when we got our first BMW. It was when the 7 Series first came out in the late 1970's. I took it back to the dealer and complained for a luxury top of the line sedan it didn't even have cruise control or cup holders! He promptly informed me in his German accent, it was the ultimate driving machine. If I needed that other 'crap', I should have bought a regular car. By the way, I don't think the cupholders in our Corvette, Ferrari or Aston Martin are good for anything except pocket change. Throw your clubs in the locker at the club.....

The Corvette has enough 'compromises' already. Let's not add more.
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no trunk for you! LOL

its going to be a real sports car no trunk needed.
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As long as I can put a couple of soft luggage items in there for a weekend trip, I will be fine.
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My C6 fits two sets of clubs in a lightweight carry soft bag. I don't feel like I'm asking for it all just to keep what the C6 and C7 already have.

How is the C7 and C6 r a real sports car?

It's fine for GM to go all out performance and if that means loss of room so be it but they should keep a practical version or I think they will lose customers.

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Old 09-11-2018, 08:00 PM
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Who cares about trunk space! It's a major sports car, not a SUV or sedan. As long as it can carry two bags to go on short trips to Newport Beach or Palm Springs I am good.
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Originally Posted by DaveFerrari458 View Post
Who cares about trunk space! It's a major sports car, not a SUV or sedan. As long as it can carry two bags to go on short trips to Newport Beach or Palm Springs I am good.
Me for one. I use the Vette as a GT car, Grand Touring car. Has to be able to carry two people, in comfort, plus luggage for at least one week. The Vette is the ultimate road trip car.

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Don't worry about it. Just ship all your stuff ahead of you to the next Motel 6. It'll all work out. In GM we trust.
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Originally Posted by flyingbunnys View Post
My C6 fits two sets of clubs in a lightweight carry soft bag. I don't feel like I'm asking for it all just to keep what the C6 and C7 already have.

How is the C7 and C6 r a real sports car?

It's fine for GM to go all out performance and if that means loss of room so be it but they should keep a practical version or I think they will lose customers.


Bryan, I don't see too many mid engine cars on the road today from any car maker with a lot of luggage space. My guess is that this car will be the same. If you want more luggage room, my suggestion would be to consider staying with a C6 or a C7.
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The back end of the C8 is much higher than typical mid-engine cars. I suspect the rear trunk will be large for this car class. They can only go so far, before the styling is completely ruined.
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Originally Posted by DaveFerrari458 View Post
Who cares about trunk space! It's a major sports car, not a SUV or sedan. As long as it can carry two bags to go on short trips to Newport Beach or Palm Springs I am good.
What if it can't fit that stuff? Would YOU then care about luggage space?

I don't care too much about it either, but I think it is a valid concern because part of what makes the Vette so successful is its relative utility as an excellent GT car. If the mid-engine Vette loses that utility, then would it have also lost what makes a Vette, a Vette?

In the end we can only hope that GM has answered our own wants and needs, and to hell with everyone else! LOL.

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Originally Posted by flyingbunnys View Post
My C6 fits two sets of clubs in a lightweight carry soft bag. I don't feel like I'm asking for it all just to keep what the C6 and C7 already have.

How is the C7 and C6 r a real sports car?

It's fine for GM to go all out performance and if that means loss of room so be it but they should keep a practical version or I think they will lose customers.
I golf but who the hell cares if you can make a world class sports car with less weight and less luggage room? You'll lose a few buyers but gain a hell of a lot more if you focus on performance , weight and proportion rather than storage space

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Two soft sided duffles and a smaller "catch all" bag will certainly fit in the car, as that fits in the Huracan/R8, 570s(GT has even more room), 720s, and others. Don't worry about long trips, you can do laundry at the hotel you're staying in along the way. SACRIFICE FOR THE GREATER GOOD!
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