Fishing is something I don’t do very often because I usually go with others and they aren’t around when my garden is too wet or the lawn has just been mowed or there’s nothing I need to build/fix… My fishing rod is 12 feet long. That won’t fit as is but it’s a mass-produced, two-piece affair. Will a 6 foot section fit? Yes. I estimated it will just fit from the farthest extent of the foot-space of the cockpit to the limit of the rear cargo space. I used the diameter of the wheel as a baseline and scaled from the corner of the door to the rear hatch using GIMP. In fact, the cockpit reaches a bit farther forward. If not, I can buy a Berkeley Ugly Stick or something that will bend a bit… So, I can go fishing anywhere smooth blacktop reaches in Manitoba except the far north up near Thompson. That’s just too long a drive for Solo.
The firearms I use should all fit. My telescope should fit. I know I will fit. Clearly, Solo is big enough for me, not half a car, as some would call it but a whole sub-compact car quite useful for many purposes. The reality is I will be able to do a lot more driving with Solo than with my present vehicle because TLW drives it more than I do. I expect she will want her own Solo after I bring this baby home.