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      01-08-2013, 07:29 AM   #23
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To be honest these boxes have crossed my mind. When I get the F30 I'm determined to go away in it with the brood. So that'll be three child seats in a row and a roof box. Proper dad car!
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Yes mate it is fine at that speed, i tested on a private test track to make sure it was safe. lol

Just expect your usual mpg to drop by about 10% when you have it on the roof. No intrusive wind noise either
Great. Think I'll order it this weekend

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To be honest these boxes have crossed my mind. When I get the F30 I'm determined to go away in it with the brood. So that'll be three child seats in a row and a roof box. Proper dad car!
Better than buying a Galaxy or something else which is no fun what so ever to drive!
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Better than buying a Galaxy or something else which is no fun what so ever to drive!
Zafira Turbo - listed in the dictionary as the definition of "understeer"
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I think that goes for anything from Vauxhall that has a turbo.... perhaps with the exception of the VX220!
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Cheers. Have you got long and slim to allow for a bike rack? I don't need bikes. I had a look for a 300 litre one on that link but couldn't find it - what's the model number please?
Ours is this one: http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbv...C4ure%60QNk%60

It's pricey, but we went for a duo-lift one so you can open it from either side which has proved really useful, and Kamei are basically the best designed and best quality boxes available.

Is looks like a missile on the roof too!

I agree, for you I think the short-wide Kamei Delphin 380 would be best.

And the whispbar pro flush aero bars http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbv...oFg6AwHuKi%7DD
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We've got a perfectly usable Touran. But it's the principle of the thing.
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Ours is this one: http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbv...C4ure%60QNk%60

It's pricey, but we went for a duo-lift one so you can open it from either side which has proved really useful, and Kamei are basically the best designed and best quality boxes available.

Is looks like a missile on the roof too!

I agree, for you I think the short-wide Kamei Delphin 380 would be best.

And the whispbar pro flush aero bars http://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbv...oFg6AwHuKi%7DD
So, you have the KAMEI Corvara 310 which 310 liters, and the Delhin 380 is 380 liters in capacity. i.e the number is the capacity.

Does that mean the Thule Motion 800 is 800 liters? I can't seem to find the literage, but that does seem like a lot of storage - more than twice as much as the 310. It doesn't look that big from the pictures.

I may as well go for the biggest possible now I know the Motion 800 looks OK on an E90 (I've also now sorted out somewhere to store it).
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