Handling? The car is one of the best handling GM cars, only bested by the 'vette because of the rear transmission'* weight bias, and the larger tires = more grip. Wheel articulation is actually better because of the double wishbone.
The trunk size you described is a stretch. The problem is the fuel tank takes up the entire "trunk" area. Then the Buttresses for the top take up room, etc... The only real issue I have with it, is the spacing between 1-2 gears is HUGE. But i can still spin them going into second...
My mom has done grocery runs in our Solstice, they went up front... A small golf bag may fit in the back as well, but it wasn't designed to do it like a corvette.
My parents can pack plenty of clothes and whatnot for a 2-3 day weekend get away, and at the first national solstice meet last year they made sure they could get their stuff in that car, before we put things in the camry like our cooler with food, etc...
And they're a HOOT to drive.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...