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For the past 6 months or so I've been doing some major remodeling to our 30+ year old home. We've reworked the bathrooms, new trim and doors throughout, and replaced carpet with engineered flooring. I've been amazed at what I've been able to haul:

recessed lighting cans
paint, paint, and more paint
Ceiling fans
28" and 30" pre-hung interior hollow-core door
32" interior solid core door slab
10' 1x12 MDF
300sf engineered wood flooring
12' baseboard
Miscellaneous electrical and plumbing

And surprisingly, a roll of 12' carpeting. The guys bringing out the carpet from the store were skeptical, but we got the roll into the car with about 3' sticking out the back (about the same if I had used my neighbor's truck). One of the guys smiled and said just tie down the hatch and I was good to go. The other commented on how high the hatch hinge points were and how easy it was to load. Both wanted to learn more about the car.

About the only time I rented or borrowed a truck was to haul tile for the bathrooms, picking up more than one door, and picking up the bathroom vanities.

Both my wife and I have been amazed at the versatility of the Volt.
 

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And surprisingly, a roll of 12' carpeting. The guys bringing out the carpet from the store were skeptical, but we got the roll into the car with about 3' sticking out the back (about the same if I had used my neighbor's truck). One of the guys smiled and said just tie down the hatch and I was good to go.
No exhaust fumes to worry about, at least...
 

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haha so true : same with many bags of horse feed but I do draw the line at putting hay in the Volt
 

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haha so true : same with many bags of horse feed but I do draw the line at putting hay in the Volt
You can if you buy a large sheet of plastic/vinyl, then cut and shape it to the interior space so every corner is covered, and bend the excess to form edging. I plan to do this for my Equinox so I can carry even wet items. The Equinox has even more interior space than the Volt, as I have carried may 10 feet items inside (closing the hatch).
 

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I've had 10' baseboard inside with no issues. I even put a 10' 1x12 MDF inside and got the hatch closed, though barely. Good thing MDF flexes a bit.
 

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I hauled some plywood in the back of my diesel golf wagon last January in -20C weather. It was a cold and stinky ride home from Home Depot

edit: this was supposed to be a reply to hellsop's comment about exhaust fumes. Please excuse my newbness.
 
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