Stewart trolley & car boot space

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I'm looking to change my car and I want something with enough boot space to accommodate my Stewart XI9 trolley and my clubs. I've currently got a BMW 320 and I have to put my clubs on the back seat. I test drove a Jaguar XJ, which is a beautiful car but the boot space is stupidly small and the back seat doesn't fold down so sadly that's a no go. I don't really want an estate but I might be tempted by an SUV. Any recommendations?
 

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The problem with most upper end cars is that they are saloons and saloon boot openings are usually designed by a grade A idiot. The boot may be huge but if the opening is teeny tiny then what is the point, yes I've been burned by a saloon in the past.

I have a Skoda Superb, new shape, hatchback, and it is great. 2.0d, auto, effortless driving, substantial boot.

If the badge means something to you then I think an A6 is one of the better ones for boot openings. Otherwise you are then into SUV types, Q series, X series, Lexus NX.
 
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Thanks both, I have been considering the Skoda Superb and the Kodiaq. I'm not worried about the badge - the Jag was just a fantasy really :)
 
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@ patricks148 (I tried to reply in the usual fashion but these Taylormade pop-ups make it impossible) - I've owned estate cars in the past and I just prefer a saloon. I've never owned an SUV and I might feel the same way about that.
 

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The Kodiaq I saw in the dealers looked really nice. Great proportions internally. The Superb will give you better economy, I'm averaging 50-52mpg day to day, 55-57mpg on motorway runs, but the Kodiaq gives you the high position, more head space in the cabin. My guess is you will lose around 8-10mpg with the Kodiaq, based on past experience of an XC60 and hearing other drivers speak, not on actual evidence.

Check both out, they are really good cars.
 

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Save yourself a few thousand and buy a new golf bag? My Stewart and Sun Mountain C130 fit snugly in my 3 Series boot. Just have to take driver out and lie it diagonally on top.
 

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Any supporters of the Ford Mondeo?
I dont have a Skoda Superb now, I had a Mk1 saloon and that could gobble up my SM C130 and Golfstream Revolution without any problems. I now have a Mazda 3 hatchback, and that takes all my stuff without much problem and leaving all the clubs in the bag out of sight.
 
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