I'm a percussionist who is about to embark on the search for a new vehicle, and will hopefully be starting my search for a vibraphone soon, too. I gig occasionally, and will be doing more of it in the future, so since I'm looking for both things at once, I'm hoping to find 1. a vibraphone that is relatively easy to transport with one person, and 2. a car that will facilitate that. At the moment, I have my eye on a Musser M55, and it's been helpful to read everyone's comments on here.
Since there are already lots of posts here about instruments, I wanted to ask about vehicles instead. I'm a single guy with no kids, so a minivan or SUV are bigger than I need or want. I've been interested in the Honda Fit, and was wondering if anyone has any experience using one to transport a vibraphone? Any other vehicles that work really well for you (that aren't minivans or SUVs)? Thanks!
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I also play drum set a lot, so it should be also able to accommodate an average-sized drum kit (22" kick, 4-6 pieces)...not at the same time as the vibes, though, of course!