It's not THAT bad. You can fit a fair amount of small things in there (like bags of groceries), but large single objects are a problem. The trunk on my MR2 Turbo was quite a bit more useful (and there was the frunk). I just wish the Miata's was large enough to hold a golf bag. I don't currently own a car and my brother (who owns a '95 M) and I like golf... that doesn't work out well.