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how much luggage fits in a convertible??

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how much luggage fits in a convertible??

Would love to rent a convertible. What is everybody's experience with the luggage space?? and practicality???

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1. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

We rent a convertible every time we go. Trunk space is definitely an issue, but if you put the top down you can load up the back seat to and from the airport. Just don't leave anything in your car even for a moment. Petty crime is very high in Hawaii and anything left in a car is a target for thieves. We just go straight to our hotel and drop everthing off right away. No worries that way.

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2. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

The Chrysler Sebrings have a fair amount more room than the Ford Mustangs. Not quite as sporty however.

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3. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

Don't know how many people are in your party, but if more than two, rethink the convertible. The trunk in most won't hold four decent sized suitcase.

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4. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

Agree with islandbaby...cram the trunk and the back seat with luggage on the way to the hotel...after that put the top down and ENJOY! It's great!

North Pole, AK
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5. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

How much room can beach attire take up? => pack light. Nobody in Maui is going to notice if you wear the same thing twice if you space it out and rent a condo with a W/D. Bikinis are easy to wash in the sink. Thats my strategy(sp?)anyways. Im not that big of a girly girl though.=)

Beaverton, Oregon
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6. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

2 pieces of approved size carry on luggage

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7. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

We put two bikes in the back of ours. We just kept the top down. I thought it was funny, so I took a photo of it.


Elk Rapids, Michigan
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8. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

We have rented Sebrings the last couple visits and did not have any issues getting 2 or 3 weeks worth of luggage in the trunk but then, we don't over pack at all. One carry one sized bag each, a backpack for the cameras etc and a small bag for books etc.

If you are at all curious about how much space there actually is go to your local dealership and have a look see.

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9. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

We rented a Sebring on Oahu and Mustang on Kauai earlier this year. The Chrysler used to enjoy a significant advantage over the Ford, but not anymore: Ford redesigned the pony car a couple of years ago and increased the trunk size about 40%; it's still fairly decent with the top down. the new hard top Sebring hardly has room for much more than a couple of carry-on's when the roof is in the trunk.

We had hoped for a PT Cruiser rag top on Kauai, but Thrifty was out of them. Although small on the outside, there's enough luggage room, they're much more fun to drive (especially with a turbo) + the roof goes up in half the time of the competition; much appreciated if you get caught in a sudden shower.

Maui, with it's many miles of scenic ocean-side roads, is our Hawaiian favorite; ENJOY.

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10. Re: how much luggage fits in a convertible??

Rented a Sebring convertible from Thrifty last month. With redesign of the car there is virtually no room in the trunk with the top down. With 2 couples we had 2 rolling duffel bags, one medium size suitcase, one small carry on & 3 backpacks. Completely filled the trunk so unable to put top down on the way to the hotel or on the last day after checking out & before red eye flight home. Convertible is definitely worth it in our opinion but we don't care for the redesigned Sebring.