Question Of The Day: How Often Do You Use… Your Trunk?

Steven Lang
by Steven Lang
question of the day how often do you use your trunk

The 1st generation Honda Insight seems tiny compared to anything short of a Fiat 500.

Yet I do a lot of driving with it. Commuting. Shopping. A whole lot of errands and an occasional light haul are all par for the daily course.

As for the hatch… I only use it for the really big stuff.

The proverbial pecking order goes like this.

I use the passenger seat for paperwork and other small items.

The floor is used for the big, heavier bulky items.

If someone needs to ride with me, which is rare, I just put the paperwork on the far left side of the floor or wedge it between the seat and the center panel.

So I’m not much for the ‘junk in the trunk’ club. But what about you? How often do you use your trunk? Or hatch? Or whatever you call that large elongated rear end of yours?

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  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Sep 26, 2012

    All I can say is.......WOW! I'll stick to the junkyard finds.

  • Russycle Russycle on Sep 27, 2012

    I'd say our Element spends about half its time as a people-mover. But the other half, with the seats flipped up it's hauling bikes, building supplies, gymnastic equipment, luggage, etc.

  • Yaymx5 Yaymx5 on Oct 01, 2012

    The insight trunk is HUGE (at least in terms of usability, possibly in terms of cubic feet) compared to my Miata. :D

  • George B George B on Oct 01, 2012

    I use my trunk frequently, but rarely use the entire available volume. I carry my computer home from work and putting the laptop bag someplace hidden is essential if I plan to stop somewhere after work. Same issue if I plan to combine several stops in one shopping trip.