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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy TRUNK ACCESS problem!

Despite our liking of the 09 Malibu my wife & I have one complaint.
The opening into the truck does not have enough of a "set in opening" for most picnic coolers or larger boxed parcels.
It's cool that the hinging doesn't intrude into the storage area, but it shouldn't be necessary to put large items on the back seat that would otherwise fit in the truck, provided the opening was larger.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

A lot of folks have complained about the small opening for the trunk. But the styling sure is nice, eh?

I agree. It's amazing how much will fit inside (and I mean a LOT!), but the opening suggests that it's just a teeny little place.


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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

I'm expecting a baby and one of the things that I searched here was what people have done with strollers. Fortunately the one I bought fits in

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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the trunk, zblue1. We greatly appreciate you and your time to share this with us.

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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

I've always had a problem with the trunk. Put a couple boxes in and that's about it. As already stated forget about a cooler.

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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

I can sometimes shoe horn my cooler in there. It's funny you posted this just yesterday I had taken the car seat and put it in the trunk to make room for extra people and had a hell of a time trying to get it back out.
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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

What does the truck have to do with it? lol jk..

Im happy to have a car with power windows so I never noticed that about the trunk.

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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

I have no issues with the trunk. I'm about to fit the stroller in the opening.

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Re: TRUNK ACCESS problem!

Trunk opening size is minor, how about the ridiculous glare in the windshield off the light gray instrument binnacle ?
Had to pick up a dash cover in a dark color just so I could drive the car without polarized sunglasses in the daytime so I could see out the windshield.
Even back in the day before airbags and various other "safety devices" cars w/white interiors had black glare-free dashboards.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the dash, reapirman54.

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