- Best car that fits 2 bikes inside?
Sick of faffing with carriers and want to upgrade to a car that can fit me and the hubby and 2 bikes inside the car.
Ideally want a car that sells an approved kit to hold the bikes. Been looking at a Mazda 5 which has a nice bar system and the deisel gives a good mpg too.
Anyone know any other cars I should consider that you can buy an approved kit for? Looking to get a new or fairly new car.Posted 7 years agoCHBSubscriber
I used to get two bikes and two people into an Austin metro with zero problem. Any hatchback will fit 2 bikes in. Obviously wheels need to come off, but that’s about 30 seconds additional faffing.Posted 7 years ago
Now driving a Volvo with thule euro bike rack….much better for muddy bikes. But if the bikes are going inside the car then most cars will do.WozzaMember
I’ve got a picture somewhere of 3 bikes with the 3 of the car seats still up, wedged in the back of a 106. You can get 2 bikes in pretty much any car.
Unless you don’t want to take the wheels off, which I don’t understand.. it’s not like it’s hard to do. In which case you’ll want a V70, they’re huge inside, you could get a motorbike with it’s wheels on in the back of there.
Mate just got a Honda Accord Estate, equally huge, just not as harsh on fuel.Posted 7 years agotomasoSubscriber
I used to have a Peugeot 806 and it swallowed bikes whole upright with seats out, but most big MPV do this – the trick is how clever the seats are. You had to take them out of the Pug which was a pain in the arse.
My mates Focus estate easily takes two big bikes with front wheels off and with a bit of faff will take 3 bikes and 3 people and their kit in comfort. And my Mundaneo does the same with a bit more room to spare but is heavier on juice.
Another mates got a VW Caddy MaxLife and it sawllows 4 guys and 4 bikesPosted 7 years agojoeh2oMember
I have a Xsara Picasso and it easily swallows two bikes side by side. The rear seats flip forwards and lock into place to give you a huge load bay, so you don’t need to remove them (although you can if you need to), making the whole affair take about 2 minutes to do.
I also get over 50 mpg if I don’t have the hammer down.
Edit: spellingPosted 7 years agoMunqe-chickMember
most cars will fit 2 bikes (including my fabia hatch) its how much or little hassle you want.
Mr MC just bought a seat alhambra for bike transport duties. I like the posh rack in j_me’s touran pic (touran = alhambra = galaxy) below was Mr MC’s cheap but effective and stable solution (strap around front brake keeps it totally stable, grab handles are only keeping bikes upright not bearing any real weight)
We’ve got the 2L diesel and its averaging 45mpg on an entire tank (600 miles out of 60L tank). Driving to alps this summer. Mr MC did a fair amount of research as most of our riding buddies use and recommend vans, but the alhambra has a longer load space (with passenger seats out obviously) than either a VW kaddy or ford transporter, which wouldnt have got his bike in wheels on and inline (with front wheel turned there is loads of space in front of the bikes)
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