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I'm sorry but, I just need some space...

No, I’m not revealing my inability to commit. This is about dealers taking the time to really explore the load capacity of the new models they get in.


People have a vast variety of hobbies and despite new sub segments (I hate that word) developing every five seconds to cater for active types, there’s still a lot of pressure on the abilities of normal family cars to fulfil all needs.


For example, when I was searching for my new car a few years ago, I was looking pretty much solely on the fact that the boot could hold a drumkit.

I used to have a clapped out old Vauxhall Cavalier and everything fitted inside, and i finally settled on a Ford Focus.

So now, every car I get on test is judged on space by whether it can fit all of my extra curricular equipment inside.

Do dealers check out what they can fit in? Do they ever pack the boot with suitcases, try and shove a Christmas tree in or a washing machine?

See how the Mazda6 handled my drum kit below:


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