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    Hi All,

    The wife wants me to get a roof box for the car like this from halfords

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...BOXES-M-3#dtab

    Has anyone got a roof box if so could you please tell me the good points or bad points if I fit this to my car

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    i got this one, for that price, last summer
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...m_vc=IOV4PDPZ1
    for a trip to Holland with my estate. It was massive, the boot was virtually empty which was great to get access to stuff without taking everything out.
    Wouldn't keep it on all the time but for holidays its essential if you've kids

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    Ive got at Thule Spirit 820 (380L).. uses it on hollidays.. (mostly winter).. realy nice to have to put the stuff that we for sure dont need on the way..

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    Thanks I think I need a trip to halfords . What about extra wind noise if any also do you use more fuel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Dave View Post
    i got this one, for that price, last summer
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...m_vc=IOV4PDPZ1
    for a trip to Holland with my estate. It was massive, the boot was virtually empty which was great to get access to stuff without taking everything out.
    Wouldn't keep it on all the time but for holidays its essential if you've kids

    Looks good m8

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    Yes it makes more noise, and yes it uses about 5% more fuel than without..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Yes it makes more noise, and yes it uses about 5% more fuel than without..
    Read one of the reviews on halfords website saying that he had to turn up the radio because the noise was that bad and he could only 60mph. He took the roof box back and got the money back.

    Can't to that bad can it?

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    Depends.. but yes you need to be aware that it will make more noise.. in mine i wouldnt go past 80/90 MPH.. its loud there.. but you can hear it at ALL speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    Depends.. but yes you need to be aware that it will make more noise.. in mine i wouldnt go past 80/90 MPH.. its loud there.. but you can hear it at ALL speeds.
    Ok m8 thanks pass this onto the wife later

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    but you dont notice after 50 miles.. because then you just shout to the other in the car

    But to say.. i do get used to it on trips.. and dont really notice on hollidays ect.. only on first trip after without the box... but i wont live with out the box due to all the stuff the missus want me to pack...

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