Subaru Crosstrek Question

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  1. oceanski

    oceanski Member

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    Looking to buy a new commuter car. Have my eyes on a Subaru Crosstrek SUV. Does anyone on the forum have this vehicle? If so, how long of fishing rod can you fit inside it? All I can find online is people storing their rods on their roof racks which I will not do with the amount I’ve spent on mine.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. lkatdpelicanfly

    lkatdpelicanfly Lizard Fish Slayer

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    Well, you could always go to a local dealership with a tape measure if no Subaru crosstrek owner chimes in. I was looking at those smaller hatchback type cars as well, after discovering the smallest newer truck is now too wide for my designated space...which sucks. I think you could get an 8 footer in there. The only thing is all those smaller subarus didnt seem that wide. Inside...like i was thinking with one of my 100 quart coolers in there...wouldnt be much space for all my other crap in the back...but I was just visually estimating. The Honda CRV seemed like it could fit a bit more stuff inside, but then again, I was only eyeballing them at the dealerships.
     
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    I had a Ford Festiva when I was in school and I kept a10’ 540 in it at all times...

    You’d be surprised how long a rod you can get in a small car...butt in the passenger side floor-pan, tip bent down the hatch. Have to be careful loading and unloading, but it road fine.

    You might feel like a dip-stick, but take you jig-stick with you...
     
  4. CaptainLeo

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    I'm pretty sure I've put a 9' fly rod in ours. I can check sometime today and let you know. Going to look for some elk in a few minutes.
     
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  5. Mo Betta

    Mo Betta Offshore Prop Changer

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    I drove the Alpine Loop out of Silverton Co in my 4runner. I saw a couple of Subaru’s on top of Engineer Pass. Definitely a capable vehicle.
     
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  6. willyok

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    I’ve fit an 8’ no problem in my wife’s using the front passenger seat area.

    I like the car. It wasn’t my first choice but she liked the way it looks and drives. She chose the automatic/cvt and it’s averaging 27mpg.
     
  7. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    You can get a lot of stuff in small cars. I have a Honda Civic hatchback and got 2 100qt coolers, 2 reel bags, a milk crate, 2 tackle bags, duffle bag and a dozen rods up to 9' in it for my 10 day. Years ago I had a Subaru 3 door and my wife had the wagon.
     
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  8. Haly0

    Haly0 Pescado hunter

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    I have 2014. Will fit a 10 foot rod inside the car with back seats folded down. I do have a 10’4” seeker 540 that won’t fit. I stick it out the passenger window instead. 9 foot & below definitely fit with room to spare
     
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