At the Lumberyard
"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." Ah. True enough.
I've been on both sides of that statement, and guess which side I was on today?
A quick swing by the local Home Depot for smallish things was on the agenda. While I was in there, I remembered I needed two pieces of wood for a home project. Picking out a couple of nice boards was distracting enough that I had them on the cart and halfway up to the front of the store when I remembered... I had the Volt, not the Silverado!
No one was at the cutting station, either. Swearing (nearly) silently, I checked out and made my way to my suddenly very tiny looking car, pushing the cart, little length of free twine in hand...
And... IT FITS! Wow! Two 8 ft boards WILL FIT IN A VOLT, and the hatch will close!
Bring towels or furniture blankets for front and rear, etc. For future use, or for boards wider than 6", you might want to remove front headrests.
Yes, two people can even ride in the car, provided one of them is in the left rear seat. Right rear headrest is still installed (just can't see it); right front seat in normal position fore-aft but reclined as far as possible (against right hear headrest). It works with a few inches to spare.
Oh, and standard disclaimers apply: Not officially recommended practice, blah, blah, may not be safe, blah, blah, air bags, blah, blah, poke your eye out with wood shards, blah, blah...
2012 Crystal Red / Black, #10,860, delivered Dec 14, 2011.