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Old 17-03-2008   #1
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Luggage carrier

We are thinking about getting a 500, however we need luggage space for holidays. Has anybody got/ seen or used the rear luggage carrier? I would like to know if you can carry suitcases on it? I have seen the picture in the brochure but that doesn't help. Anybody got any pictures of the rack in use?
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Re: Luggage carrier

Try the boot, we were so surprised by the size of it.

Although it is an odd shape, with 4 cases in there was lots of spare space around the cases due to the tapered nature of the boot.

Hence to tailored 500 luggae & hope to get made.
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Thank's, however we need to have one back seat available for use and currently "fill" our 3door stilo, including the 60% side of the back with the seat down!!. Can anybody help?
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Re: Luggage carrier

Could one gently suggest that you might be considering the wrong car for your intended use?

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Re: Luggage carrier

Quote Originally Posted by John R Smith View Post
Could one gently suggest that you might be considering the wrong car for your intended use?
Or a detachable towbar and trailer?
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Re: Luggage carrier

I can appreciate your comments, however we really like the car and it will be used every day of the year, whereas holidays are only a couple of trips per year, the car being fully loaded only "there and back". We have had many cars with "unsuitable" bootspace but a set of roof bars comes to the rescue for holidays, even the cinquecento and seicento can take a roof rack!
So the 500 could be the right car for 48 weeks of the year, all I need to know is can the luggage rack carry suitcases?
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