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  • Cars that fit a bike in the boot with rear seats up?
  • Any decent size estate will do it.

    Top picks would be a Mondeo, V70 or Skoda Octavia, IMO. With kids and luggage, a roofbox may be worth a look as well.

    MPVs are mind-crushingly dull….

    clubber
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    My current model Mondeo takes my bike (with wheels off or all in a bike bag) in the boot, no problem and it’s big (XL 29er, long seatpost)

    djglover
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    I can get 2 in the back of an Octavia Estate with wheels off and seats up.

    Couldn’t even get one in a volvo v50

    SamB
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    My DH bike will happily fit in the boot of my V70 with wheels off. In fact we can usually stack 2-3 DH bikes in there before we have to resort to wheels on laps etc.

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    MPVs are mind-crushingly dull….

    However Mondeos are like Vegas every day of course.

    Toyota Corolla Verso is worth a look – little cheaper than a Touran on average though I think a little smaller. S-Max is quite a bit bigger, but if you’ve 3+ kids definitely should be considered.

    The 50mpg bit is going to be challenging (in the real world) once you’ve ticked the other boxes.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    .. but if you can live with an estate I’d go V70 they’re huge.

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    Smart Car * πŸ˜†

    I managed to fit a Rockhopper in, with the wheels still on. Struggled to get it out again, though!

    (* That’s with the passenger seat folded down – no back seats, obviously)

    brassneck – Member
    .. but if you can live with an estate I’d go V70 they’re huge.

    Yep. Mine will swallow three bikes and three people and all associated kit for a long weekend away with ease. Gets a little less than the 50MPG above though, but then it is fun….! 😈

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    Touran with wheels off takes ST4 and Cannondale HT or 29er hardtail.

    No way will you get that mileage out of an old 9-Series Ovlov, but they have the biggest boot I have ever seen.

    thebunk
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    Our Zafira fits two bikes in, wheels on etc. Seats fold into the floor, if space is a premium at home.

    It is mind crushingly dull to drive though! Can’t deny that…

    rocketman
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    Mondeo will take a slack-angled size L AM bike or a wide-barred hardcore hardtail no problem and still have room for a party in the back

    tlr
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    V70 will take 3 bikes as stated.

    Old A6 will take 2 bikes, new A6 might only take one as I haven’t tried 2 yet but it looks tight.

    Clong
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    Cheers peeps, exactly the kind reponses i need, keep them coming.

    Gary_M
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    Add a Honda accord tourer to the list.

    PeterPoddy
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    You don’t even need a big car. I can get a bike in the back of our Focus estate and pull the luggage cover over it. Wheels off, turn the bars backwards, no problem. πŸ™‚

    5lab
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    mondeo mk2 can fit 5 bikes in the boot with wheels and pedals off. 4 with just wheels off. the newer ones are bigger. I’d imagine a lot of other estates are the same. You can get 2 fully in under the luggage carrier if you need a bit of security.

    clubber
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    PP – doesn’t work on our Focus hatchback – at least not with me-sized bikes.

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    Honda Accord estates have a vast boot that is bigger than a Mondeo or Octavia. Not sure about the Volvo’s boot.

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    Honda Jazz boot takes my 63cm road bike with the wheels off, though I suspect the wider bars on an MTB wouldn’t fit.

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    Honda Accord MKV11 not a MKVIII. Our new Accord is a “lifestyle” estate. i.e. lots smaller than the last one!

    Gary_M
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    I think the latest accord tourer is a wee bit smaller than the previous model that I have.

    Clong
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    So, thinking about a getting a new car, but want to get a bike in the boot without folding the rear seats down. Will a VW touran do that with wheels off? S-Max? Not overly fussed about being a 7 seater, but MPV’s seem to score highly on the versitale side of things, which is what im after, particulary with children etc to contend with. Gotta to be a diesel, giving around 50mpg or more (is that the moon on a stick you have there? ill take it…..)

    PeterPoddy
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    PP – doesn’t work on our Focus hatchback – at least not with me-sized bikes.

    It’s a snug fit with mine… It’s the handlebars that get in the way mostly, they only just fit under the load cover with the bars/forks facing backwards, and I guess we have a wider aperture to chuck it through too! πŸ™‚

    sv
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    Passaat Estate Bluemotion.

    tomaso – Member
    Honda Accord estates have a vast boot that is bigger than a Mondeo or Octavia. Not sure about the Volvo’s boot.

    If the new Accord Tourer has a bigger/better boot for bikes than a Mondeo, my cock’s a kipper. Furthermore, the boot on a V70 is way bigger and better for bikes than the Accord. Nice looking car, though.

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    The latest Accord Tourer probably has the smallest boot in the class (~400L), the last one had one of the biggest (~600L). Latest one looks much nicer but is not very practical.

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    We have a new shape galaxy…much like an S max but a larger boot due to a higher roofline.
    I can fit a hardtail bike in the boot without anything being removed.
    On a recent rip to scotland, we managed 860 miles from the 15.4 gallon tank whilst fully loaded and 3 kids

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    The new (VIII) accord estate is alot smaller than the VII (we owned 2 previous shape ones and own a current one) with big wheel arch intrusions and a massive load cover/grill thing. Much quieter to drive, better built but no more fun to drive.

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    transporter – how do find the Galaxy? Tempted by one of those

    5lab
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    transporter – that’s surely with the back most row of seats flat? or both the rear sets of seats flat?

    alba23
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    Honda crv got two inside easy.plus all the other stuff for weekend in the lake district. Only because I refused to pay over Β£400 for decent bike rack.

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    I have a Mazda Premacy diesel, ticks all your boxes.

    Only thing is they don’t make ’em any more – been replaced in the Mazda range by the Mazda 5, since 2005 I think.

    If the 5 is as reliable and economical as its predecessor has been for me, I’d have a look at that. A bit nicer looking as well, which wouldn’t be difficult.

    colande
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    my mk1 punto used to fit my 17in hardtail in with the seats up, both wheels off, the parcel shelf would hang off a bit,

    in fact driven up to snowdonia (150 miles) with 3 of us in the punto with camping kit and one bike in boot, and 2 bikes on a rear rack,

    fiat punto the perfect biking car πŸ˜€

    Seggons
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    4 bmx’s with all the wheels off and 4 people in my 3 door saxo πŸ˜‰

    PeterPoddy
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    6 people and 6 BMXs with the wheels on all INSIDE my old ’72 VW camper. Beat that! πŸ˜‰

    Beat that!

    Easy. Show it a hill! πŸ˜‰

    oliverd1981
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    I bought my Avensis hatchback for it’s capacious boot rather than it’s captivating looks and sporting performance. Biggest boot in class circa 2004.

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    Audi A4 Saloon N Reg used to get the enduro or the heckler in there if I had to.

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