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So, we went out and bought a stroller for the baby we expect. It took us almost a full day to find a good stroller/car seat combo and we were pretty happy with what we found...
When we got home I put the stroller together, folded it and tried to put it in the trunk...It didn't fit. What a bummer, why can't the trunk opening have an extra inch of opening...
Ironically, I was able to put it in our second car - 01 Sentra. I had to take the rear wheels off, but that's very easy.
With Malibu I have to take all the wheels off (which is harder) and then I can carefully squeeze it in....maybe. It's hard enough not to want to do it more than once.

Also, somehow there's more usable trunk space in the sentra with the stroller in.

I am quite disappointed now. Of course, we will figure something out, but when I selected the Malibu as the main car I was pretty sure it was family friendly. I guess, not as friendly as I thought. It makes me miss my 05 Vibe, it would be so much easier with that small car.
 

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This has been one of the biggest disappointments of the Malibu for me. I used to have an 03 Bonneville which had a nice wide trunk with a huge opening. Now I can barely fit two sets of golf clubs in the Malibu. Oh well...
 

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we can get our stroller in . try handle first
tried everything....this stroller when folded takes about 18 inches, the opening is 16 at best.

Of course, we can get a smaller stroller, but the reason we liked this one is the bigger wheels. Should be better for winters, it gets quite snowy around here sometimes.
 

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Can't you put it in at an angle?
 

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Hey, I had the exact same problem with my '08 Malibu and the stroller I bought. Then I tired putting the stroller upside down (wheels up) and I was able to fit it with out a problem. Give that try, hopefully it works.
 

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Yeah I had a similar issue trying to get a cooler in the trunk for some tailgating last week. Very disappointing indeed. There is plenty of room, but it wont fit into the opening. Now I find myself looking to buy things based on if it will fit or not.
 

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yeah could you fold down the seat and put it in through the back door into the trunk?
not really looking forward to that with a baby in the back seat :)

just putting in on the rear seat is easy enough, but it will need to be secured somehow....

Anyway, all I can think of for now is a cargo box on the roof rack. Someone is selling a suitable one around here, I think I will get it, it's only 50$. The roofrack is going to be much more expensive, but it's not a bad investment generally.
 

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Why not just fold down the 40% of the back seat and slide it in that way?

I do agree GM is getting stupid with the trunk opening size as even the G8 has a weird shape to it and its a full size sedan.
 

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Why not just fold down the 40% of the back seat and slide it in that way?

I do agree GM is getting stupid with the trunk opening size as even the G8 has a weird shape to it and its a full size sedan.
This is not something I want to do with a baby in the back seat. Also I am pretty sure the entire back has to be down to fit the stroller.
 

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What model stroller do you have?

You should be able to lower the 40 side and slide the handle in first and let it sit back there. At least try it to see if it fits. lol
 

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What model stroller do you have?

You should be able to lower the 40 side and slide the handle in first and let it sit back there. At least try it to see if it fits. lol
It's a safety 1st stroller with good size wheels, can't remember the model. I am quite sure it's too wide when folded to fit through the 40%.
Even if it did, I don't like it, it is bulky enough to make loading it like this on a regular basis too much of a challenge.
 

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Yea I hear you. A bulky stroller isnt fun at all. Its like trying to fit a family of 4 into a twin bed. You might fit but itll be unrealistic to do it every day.
 

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so...the easiest option in our case is borrow my mom's Sentra when we need the stroller in. She is not driving it often and she lives with us, so it's the easiest approach.

Who would've known that having spent the money for a decent midsize car I still need to use a 7 year old basic compact that was probably twice cheaper when new...Oh well.
 

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so...the easiest option in our case is borrow my mom's Sentra when we need the stroller in. She is not driving it often and she lives with us, so it's the easiest approach.

Who would've known that having spent the money for a decent midsize car I still need to use a 7 year old basic compact that was probably twice cheaper when new...Oh well.
or buy a different stroller. ours stays in the trunk unless we use it
 

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or buy a different stroller. ours stays in the trunk unless we use it
Yes, we'll probably end up with 2 strollers. Anyhow, practically speaking that's not that big a deal, there are all kinds of ways of working around it. I kinda hoped I wouldn't have to, but what can I do.
 
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