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    Default Beware before buying S3 C5 sedan

    The golf clubs do not fit across the boot either way. Major design issue. They fitted across in the Honda. Now I have to take clubs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    The golf clubs do not fit across the boot either way. Major design issue. They fitted across in the Honda. Now I have to take clubs out.
    similar issure when i went from a 604 to a 605

    the 604 boot was great and would swallow just about anything i threw at it, the 605 boot is woeful

    the 406 boot though is great, being a wagon it just about beats the 604 for space
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    Boot design can be very annoying when they get it wrong...

    The Megane sedan's boot has more volume than the R21 did, but a tiny opening renders it bloody useless... I could slide my mountain bike into the R21 with the wheels off no worries, have to take off the handlebars as well to get in the Megane. Grrr.

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    Do they fit in a VW?
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    One of the questions you didn't ask me Laurie. However the answer would have delivered the same outcome. Golf clubs and I are mutually exclusive
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    The golf clubs do not fit across the boot either way. Major design issue. They fitted across in the Honda. Now I have to take clubs out.
    Which once again goes to show how brilliant the French are: they designed a great car and at the same time eradicated its use by Golf players. Strike of genius I say. Truly who would want to drive a Citroen and play Golf? The epitomy of British pointless sports only invented so you can refresh yourself thereafter with cucumber sandwiches! Shouuu... go buy a Rover!
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    Shane, they don't fit in the CX either but keep that to yourself I don't want anything bad being said about them. BTW motor in waiting for rebuild.

    Now as for a strange British game. The Scots might not like that. Also it could be argued that by driving a citroen to golf the driver/owner of the vehicle is trying their best to educate people on the fine things in life.

    Beautiful scenery, good company, suitable exercise, good food and some nice drinks - it almost sounds very French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    Shane, they don't fit in the CX either but keep that to yourself I don't want anything bad being said about them. BTW motor in waiting for rebuild.

    Now as for a strange British game. The Scots might not like that. Also it could be argued that by driving a citroen to golf the driver/owner of the vehicle is trying their best to educate people on the fine things in life.

    Beautiful scenery, good company, suitable exercise, good food and some nice drinks - it almost sounds very French.

    Good on you. I was worried you might reply to me that you CAN fit A BASEBALL BAT in it!
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    I'm disgusted that you would actually dare to compare a Citroen with one of those unspeakable sardine tins. Ever tried putting the clubs at an angle?

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    You need to be clear on what car you are referring to. The C5, CX, VW or the Honda. The VW looks most like a tin.

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    Honda. Yes and German sardine tins too. Everybody knows the latins make the best sardine tins. Built to last

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    Place the clubs in the front seat so you can polish em on the way to the course. I alas always wack one at 11.
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    Simple remedy. Open the rear door,raise the seat squab, lower the back of the rear seat. Fit several golf club bags in.
    It seems that golf is an obsessive game. Just been to BARNBOUGLE and met a few totally dedicated golfers. It seems to be a world wide obsession. Two rounds of 36 holes for 3 consecutive days for to blokes I spoke to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasie C5 View Post
    Simple remedy. Open the rear door,raise the seat squab, lower the back of the rear seat. Fit several golf club bags in.
    It seems that golf is an obsessive game. Just been to BARNBOUGLE and met a few totally dedicated golfers. It seems to be a world wide obsession. Two rounds of 36 holes for 3 consecutive days for to blokes I spoke to.
    there in lies the next problem

    have you noticed how small the opening is on rear doors on newer cars

    i'm sure the bloke that designed the useless boot opening was also in charge of the rear doors
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    Cut them short?
    What aobut using the 60/40 seat split or even the ski-hatch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurie_lewis View Post
    The golf clubs do not fit across the boot either way. Major design issue. They fitted across in the Honda. Now I have to take clubs out.
    What about shortening the clubs.

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    To shorten the clubs I have to shorten my legs. Not going to happen.

    On a more serious note my wife said today that she is terribly disappointed in the amount of storage in the car compared to what we had in the Honda. Centre console storage is about 1/4 of what we had. The same can be said for the for storage in the doors. Almost forgot - cup holders in the front, why only one?

    End of whinge.

    Now for a drive over the weekend to test it's legs. No golf clubs being carried.

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