Was in a dealership with a friend today looking at new cars. We started with the Toyota Yaris iE.
We walked up to one in the showroom and began browsing. My friend asked to see inside the trunk. The saleslady said the battery wasn’t connected so the trunk couldn’t be opened. It can only be opened electrically. I blurted out the first thing that came to my mind: “do you mean that if my battery dies I won’t be able to open the trunk to get the jumper cables?”
And if the car dies on a road trip and I need to get it towed and stay in a hotel, how am I going to get at my luggage?
I’ve seen some dumb car design in my time, but none more dumb than a trunk that cannot be opened if the battery is dead. What WERE they thinking?