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Old 04-23-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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The Groceries in your Trunk thread

This is TWO mega bottles of Milk, two LARGE loaves of bread, one CASE of Gatorade, one CASE of Lipton Ice tea and one big ole bottle of detergent...
and yeah the rear trunk is empty.

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oh wow I figured out how to reduce the size of the picture.
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For a second there I thought the word after "big ole bottle of ____" would be regret cause I thought you were talking about the rear trunk lol. Milk would have got to ******************** in a hurry, but man isnt our front trunk AWESOME!
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I went to take my brother to the airport and his suitcase wouldn't fit in my front trunk, at least not with it closed. He e-mailed me and asked me to pick him up on Friday in a car with a trunk.

I actually am really happy that my rolling bag I use for work fits perfectly in my back trunk.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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I went to Lowes this weekend... bought a leaf blower/vac... case of bottle water, trash can for under the kitchen sink and some other odds and ends...

fit the trash can in the front trunk, case of water in rear with odds and ends and
leaf blower in the passenger seat!!!

It always amazes me how much more storage room I have in the box than the
M roadster!!

I had many envious stares in the Lowes parking lot!
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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Come on rookie! You can fit more than that in there.
I never fear a trip to Cotco, & I love the looks I get when I roll up to the Boxster with my cart full of TP, paper towels, case of water, case of yogurt, laundry detergent and other assorted items.

My biggest haul to date, a new vacuum cleaner (in the front seat), a 14-piece cookware set (in the frunk) and a few things in the trunk. Love this car!
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Here is my shopping list from Sam's Club every weekend. My Pops and I use the 996 for grocery shopping. Almost everything fits in the front trunk.

10lbs. of strawberries(go on the floor of the rear seats)
4 bags of bananas
1 case of Nestle water bottles
2 honeydews
1 box of 2bags of Special K
1 box of 3 frozen pizzas(no trans fat)
2 gallons of fat free milk
1 pack of corn tortillas
1 3lb. bag of frozen mixed veggies
1pack of ground turkey
1 pack of chicken breast
8 cans of solid white albacore tuna

It's packed to the MAX. I will have to take a picture next time. There is absolutely no space at all after we get it in.
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I had an M Roadster before the Boxster and learned the importance of trunk space. The dual trunks was actually a key reason for getting the Boxster. That and the fact I totalled the M Roadster at Sear's Point .

When I go to the track, the Boxster is fitted with:
- A full-sized tool box with just about all my tools
- A second tool box w/ extra brake pads, lap timer, tire pressure gauge, pyrometer, serpentine belt, sparkplugs, brake fluid, wheel bolts, spacers, wheel chocks, magnetic numbers, etc.
- Portable air compressor/battery
- Windex and towels
- Full-sized jack
- 2 jack stands
- 2 folding chairs
- 22" overnight bag
- Laptop backpack
- 2 helmets, gloves, neck brace

It's pretty amazing how much you can fit in there.
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Porsche with a surfboard

In one of my trips to LA, I was on the bus from the airport to Santa Monica and I saw this guy with his surfboard in his Porsche. Not a Boxster but only in LA. Actually this was the point where I attach photo and then find out it is way too big to post here and I don't have photoshop to reduce the size. I'll catch up with you guys later with that
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What's sometimes pretty funny is when you've got enough groceries that you have to put some of the (nonperishable) stuff in back. If anybody notices you doing that, you can get some mystified looks as they try to figure where in heck Porsche put the engine.

One guy actually came up to me and asked about this.

"It's powered by dilithium crystals." I told him.

He looked perplexed, maybe even impressed for a couple secs...then we both started cracking up.
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I was able to fit an old colored iMac in the front trunk with enough room to spare for my two small duffle bags, and some random other things. The front trunk is awesome, and was a major factor is purchasing this car.
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Haha! I like that one. When i get the "Where's the engine?" question, I always say "Oh, all the new Porshes use virtual engines. Really saves on gas mileage." They always get that look like "Woh! damn, where have I been?!" Then i get to tell them the awesome feeling of sitting on the engine. Gotta love mid-engine.



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What's sometimes pretty funny is when you've got enough groceries that you have to put some of the (nonperishable) stuff in back. If anybody notices you doing that, you can get some mystified looks as they try to figure where in heck Porsche put the engine.

One guy actually came up to me and asked about this.

"It's powered by dilithium crystals." I told him.

He looked perplexed, maybe even impressed for a couple secs...then we both started cracking up.
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You don't need photoshop to reduce the size of pictures. Microsoft has a slick little tool you can download that will do the job for you (three different size choices). Go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

and click on "ImageResizer.exe"
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atta boy ToolPants!
That what I'm talking about.
Are you single ToolPants? Looks like a bachelors shoping adventure, beef sticks and bagel dogs!
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Its filled with stuff at least once a week...
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atta boy ToolPants!
That what I'm talking about.
Are you single ToolPants? Looks like a bachelors shoping adventure, beef sticks and bagel dogs!

Looks like stuff my brother buys.

I think it's interesting to see what kind of groceries people have. And blinkwatt buys 10 pounds of strawberries every week! Wow. I wish I was that healthy.

And I also think it's pretty cool that most people on this forum are male and are going to the grocery store. Please tell me where I find one of these men to go get my groceries for me because I DETEST going to the store.
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I have never itemized, but I get over $300 of groceries in the trunks without putting anything in the passenger seat.

My wife also hates grocery shopping, and I don't mind. But I do buy enuf stuff that I don't have to go very often.
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Groceries? What groceries?


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And I also think it's pretty cool that most people on this forum are male and are going to the grocery store. Please tell me where I find one of these men to go get my groceries for me because I DETEST going to the store.
LB, all you have to do is find that one person who fits. My wife hates the grocery store and hates cooking. I hate doing the laundry and general cleaning.

So.... I do most of the grocery shopping, cooking and loading the dishwasher. She does all the laundry and general cleaning. I think it is a fair trade, I have not done a load of laundry in 12 years. She can't stand cooking and I think it is relaxing to sit with a glass of wine and put together a nice dinner. Now.... I just have to find a way to get my 6 year old to eat like my 4 year old.
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LB, all you have to do is find that one person who fits. My wife hates the grocery store and hates cooking. I hate doing the laundry and general cleaning.

So.... I do most of the grocery shopping, cooking and loading the dishwasher. She does all the laundry and general cleaning. I think it is a fair trade, I have not done a load of laundry in 12 years. She can't stand cooking and I think it is relaxing to sit with a glass of wine and put together a nice dinner. Now.... I just have to find a way to get my 6 year old to eat like my 4 year old.
Do you think it's possible I could find a man who grocery shops, cooks, cleans (especially toilets), takes out the trash, does laundry, and irons? Now that I think about it, I think my dad does all that. Guess that's why my parents have been married 40+ years!
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