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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:14 pm

Used to drive a Nissan Sunny and could esasily put all 4 golf bags in the boot as well as 3 boston bags.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:25 pm

Same as Benz E class. Unless you take off the side netting at the right rear wheel panel of the boot, you can't even lay it horizontally. I took off mine and now can max put in 3 golf bags. That is 2 cart and 1 stand bag. The 4th bag, the 4th golfer carry it between his knees in the rear seat ha ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:40 am

ringrain_78 wrote:
Apologies, if this is off topic...

Been considering recently to buy a new car, Volkswagen Golf...but the most important question, how many golf sets can be squeezed into the boot?

I had heard that the width is too little for putting a "driver" horizontally (i mean the golf driver, sorry the pun!)

Anybody driving a Volkswagen Golf for comments?

Ringrain, the Golf can fit fit 4 bags, but only standbags and drivers must be out. I actually bumped into a friend at Palm Villa and somehow he managed to squeeze in 4, but must also remove the fabric flap. I don't advise trying to sueeze in 4 though, looked really tight.

Your other option if you are dead set on the Golf's performance, is to go for the Jetta 1.4 Sport TSI. The boot is not exceptionally wide, it fits at least one cart or tour bag horizontally with the side panel removed, but is deep enough to fit comfortably 3 diagonally, with 4 stand bags a bit of a squeeze. if it's the 2 litre Golf's performance you are looking for, then you have to order the Jetta GLI, which is not readily stocked here now.

All in all, continental cars have smaller boots than Jap cars now, with the wheel wells all boarded up for a cleaner streamlined shape to the boots I suppose. The external design curves at the rear aren't much help too, unlike the square rears of old. I can only surmise that the Japs on the other hand are golf crazy, and that accounts for their boots being able to fit in golf bags horizontally. Of the conti cars, Mercs still have the biggest boots for golf bags, but I'm guessing that's not what you're looking at. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:57 am

If you are looking for space. Get a mpv. Will never run out of space be it jap or conti. Just that do not expect sedan quality of handling and sportiness.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:10 am

Yes, Birdman, I was considering also the Jetta Sports...I find that the boot is quite big and should have no problem squeezing in 4 golf bags.

Not really into Jap or Korean cars at the moment, although I agree that their boot spaces are probably designed with putting golf bags as one of the considerations. They are huge, even a Hyundai Avante has no problem with 4 bags (3 carts & 1 stands).

Currently, my drive is giving me some headaches, 5 years old, guess it's high time to change...
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:20 am

wat are u driving currently?
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:28 am

Me driving Nissan Sunny...wife driving Picanto.

My Nissan was in workshop for repairs recently and drove my wife's Picanto for range and game.

Want to talk about small...max 2 golfers and 2 bags on back seats, absolutely nothing more!

Need a more reliable and new car and leave the Picanto to my wife.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:47 am

VW's DSG is known to cost a bomb if it kapuk... have to change the whole gearbox...
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:59 am

ringrain_78 wrote:
Yes, Birdman, I was considering also the Jetta Sports...I find that the boot is quite big and should have no problem squeezing in 4 golf bags.

Not really into Jap or Korean cars at the moment, although I agree that their boot spaces are probably designed with putting golf bags as one of the considerations. They are huge, even a Hyundai Avante has no problem with 4 bags (3 carts & 1 stands).

Currently, my drive is giving me some headaches, 5 years old, guess it's high time to change...

If you are considering, better get it before the new model is out next year, it's darn ugly. Looks like a continental Honda City. Worse than the current design. The upside is the boot may be even bigger since it's looking Jap. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:17 am

@ring78.... wats yr budget??

Jetta abt $100-110k....

most branded continental cars in the $150k upwards....
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:25 am

slinger wrote:
@ring78.... wats yr budget??

Jetta abt $100-110k....

most branded continental cars in the $150k upwards....

Bro, think budget not an issue for him is he's looking at the Golf, more the drive and performance.

Now me stalk you! ROFL

Eh, explain the hefner mansion thing le... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:29 am

u post i cant resist....

just like u going to hefner mansion, dun think u can resist the candies too...


if budget no issue....

why jetta, try the lexus or the passat or the A6......
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:35 am

slinger wrote:
u post i cant resist....

just like u going to hefner mansion, dun think u can resist the candies too...


if budget no issue....

why jetta, try the lexus or the passat or the A6......

Thought your resolve is stronger than that. Anyway, I like real candy, not plastic ones. ROFL

Anyway, Jetta is the golf with a boot. The others are great cars but won't handle as well as the Golf or Jetta in the corners, too big and soft, they are closer towards the luxury side of things already. The Jetta is still lean and mean, already with the backside, lose out to the Golf in handling, but not by much. It's a very good sports saloon with the best compromise of performance, handling, and pracitcality, at a reasonable price for a conti car.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:40 am

I was just browsing around since it was long time since I was genuinely interested in getting a new car...was shocked by some of the prices of Japanese cars, like Camry and Accord.

That's why thinking of getting a Passat CC 1.8 at about S$147k but wife is keen to keep her Picanto and I see no point buying a luxury car just to ferry my golf clubs and kakis. Anyway, I don't like to drive to work due to possibility of drinks after work.

Budget-wise, maybe my threshold would be max S$110k (Jetta level), and hoping to secure a good discount with rest of the cash going to a new golf stand bag, some hybrids, etc...
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:46 am

bro what about a second hand car.. something like 0 - 2 year old that should bring the price down quite considerably.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:48 am

dmateo wrote:
bro what about a second hand car.. something like 0 - 2 year old that should bring the price down quite considerably.

True but can't seem anyone selling Jetta 1.4 TSI Sports since it was launched mid last year. Been checking the sgcarmart also.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:08 am

VW dun give very good discounts
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:24 pm

ringrain_78 wrote:
dmateo wrote:
bro what about a second hand car.. something like 0 - 2 year old that should bring the price down quite considerably.

True but can't seem anyone selling Jetta 1.4 TSI Sports since it was launched mid last year. Been checking the sgcarmart also.

Have, just have to be patient and keep looking. I just missed out on a white one with very low mileage owned by a lady. Sold for $90k, registered May this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:28 pm

Birdman wrote:
ringrain_78 wrote:
Apologies, if this is off topic...

Been considering recently to buy a new car, Volkswagen Golf...but the most important question, how many golf sets can be squeezed into the boot?

I had heard that the width is too little for putting a "driver" horizontally (i mean the golf driver, sorry the pun!)

Anybody driving a Volkswagen Golf for comments?

Ringrain, the Golf can fit fit 4 bags, but only standbags and drivers must be out. I actually bumped into a friend at Palm Villa and somehow he managed to squeeze in 4, but must also remove the fabric flap. I don't advise trying to sueeze in 4 though, looked really tight.

Your other option if you are dead set on the Golf's performance, is to go for the Jetta 1.4 Sport TSI. The boot is not exceptionally wide, it fits at least one cart or tour bag horizontally with the side panel removed, but is deep enough to fit comfortably 3 diagonally, with 4 stand bags a bit of a squeeze. if it's the 2 litre Golf's performance you are looking for, then you have to order the Jetta GLI, which is not readily stocked here now.

All in all, continental cars have smaller boots than Jap cars now, with the wheel wells all boarded up for a cleaner streamlined shape to the boots I suppose. The external design curves at the rear aren't much help too, unlike the square rears of old. I can only surmise that the Japs on the other hand are golf crazy, and that accounts for their boots being able to fit in golf bags horizontally. Of the conti cars, Mercs still have the biggest boots for golf bags, but I'm guessing that's not what you're looking at. Very Happy

Thats where you are wrong partner. Not the E series. Not even the latest E series.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:30 pm

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Thats where you are wrong partner. Not the E series. Not even the latest E series.

No leh, my friend's E series (one generation before the current latest) can fit in both our stand bags. One a bit diagonal, the other definitely horizontal. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:55 pm

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Tituman wrote:


Thats where you are wrong partner. Not the E series. Not even the latest E series.

No leh, my friend's E series (one generation before the current latest) can fit in both our stand bags. One a bit diagonal, the other definitely horizontal. scratch

Yup I am driving that one now. He must have removed the side netting on the right hand side just like me. Can put 2 cart bags and 1 standbag on top of the 2. Thats what I have been doing all this time. Of course if there is nothing in the boot at all, can put in head in first in the direction of the car, I think can squeeze in 4 bags though I have not tried that before. I went to view the latest series. Damm, the boot really can't even put a single cart bag horizontally. The side of the boot boarded up lor. Really small boot space though the car look huge like the old S series which is very squarish.
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:14 pm

Of course remove the side netting la. It's nothing but irritating for golfers.

Seems like a Euro trend to board up all the useful space in the wheel well area. Doesn't make any sense since it's usually hollow anyway (I knocked on it).
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:20 pm

In SG, do they allow the car to ' tow' a one-wheeler caravan-type looking container.......? eg. how the boats are being tow on the road
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:13 pm

Duval_S wrote:
In SG, do they allow the car to ' tow' a one-wheeler caravan-type looking container.......? eg. how the boats are being tow on the road
Where u going to store your "one-wheeler caravan"? I don't know, but I think if you have the space at home to park/store it, you'd probably have enuff moolah to buy a car with large trunk space for weekend golf or when you're not driving your ferrari around town. albino
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PostSubject: Re: Squeezing golf clubs into car boot   Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:02 pm

Can get the Mitsubishi Triton.... if can load 2 dirtbikes, i think should be able to load quite a few golfbags... Smile
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