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    SUV for carrying skis

    It's time to buy a new car. I'm planning to keep my 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and replace my wife's car.



    Challenge: most cross-overs have a cargo cabin that is way too short to carry my skis without pulling up the front seat. I need suggestions!

    We started back at the Hyundai and Subaru dealerships. The Santa Fe Sport is still just long enough. The Forester is decidedly too short. The Outback *might* be long enough, but it is uncomfortably close. What else do people use? I'd like to keep the sticker price under $30k, preferably closer to $25k.

    I'd like to get another Santa Fe, but the wife does not like the idea at all.

    I checked out the Mazda CX-5 and GMC Terrain, but both were too short.
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    SUV for carrying skis

    Why not just get a rack?
    I have a Thule rack on my Impreza wagon and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocks860 View Post
    Why not just get a rack?
    I want to haul about 7 pairs of skis at any given time. That would be a big rack.
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    The Terrain, with one of the rear seats down can easily get skis up to 170 without a problem - I had one as a rental last summer when I picked my daughter (and her 170cm GS Skis) up from summer ski camp
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeggous View Post
    I want to haul about 7 pairs of skis at any given time. That would be a big rack.
    Thule box. You'll get the 7 pairs of skis in, even boots & poles, then have enough room for 3 6ft' heroes (you guys might call them hogies, subs or grinders, have no idea). Been there done that.

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    +1 on thule box. used on craigslist are pretty reasonable.

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    Yeah I was gonna say you can just throw a Thule box up there and fit everything. If you put 7 pairs of skis inside is there even room for anyone to be inside the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocks860 View Post
    Yeah I was gonna say you can just throw a Thule box up there and fit everything. If you put 7 pairs of skis inside is there even room for anyone to be inside the car?
    Throw any extras in the box too.

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    How does the Thule rack impact fuel economy? Is it going to be a total pain to take on and off?
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