- Cars that take a bike in boot with seat up?
PP – loads of estate cars will manage it – he’s looking for a hatch or saloon
Fairy nuff, good point. Go have a look at an Octavia (I know, I know: STW car of choice blah blah blah 😉 )
We looked at them recently and the boot is colossal!
Out of interest, why not an estate? I wouldn’t be without one now 🙂Posted 9 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
We got an Octavia precisely because it had the biggest boot capacity with the seats up of any of the smaller estates at the time. (This was for pushchair/kiddie stuff carrying rather than bikes)
Not actually tried it, but I reckon it would take a bike with the wheels off and seatpost down.
And the Octavia estate is the same length as the saloon/hatchback. Tend to forget it is only based on the Golf, always seems to be compared to Mondeos – which have a big boot, btw!Posted 9 years ago
I have a Passat estate but with the seats up I can only get a Prince Albert in the boot with both wheels off, seat post out and thru load arm rest down, the Pitch no chance that’s a seat down carry option.
So for riding post work it’s not great as you can see there is a bike in the boot through the arm rest it’s possible to cover that but it’s viewable.
The boot needs to be about 3 inches longer.
So what hatchback or saloon would consume the bike with the seats up, for stealthness by day and ability to go ride by evening.
At the moment I’ve thoughtPosted 9 years ago
Seat Altea XL
Not adverse to another estate its excellent with the tow bar rack loaded but for after work blasts it doesn’t fit the bill.
Happy to take front and/or back wheel off to fit it in
Parents have a focus will bowl up with muddy bike and ask for they keys 🙂
Good suggestions so far keep them comingPosted 9 years agoed80Member
I’d second the Mondeo post earlier. I’ve had a 19″ P7 or 16″ Patriot in the boot with both wheels off and (bike) seat down. Car seats up and parcel shelf on. No problem.
Fold the seats down and there’s plenty of room for 3 people, 3 bikes, and 3 sets of gear for a weekend away biking.Posted 9 years agoTheLittlestHoboMember
Focus estate will fit a bike in the boot without popping the seats down. Its not really a proper estate tbh. I used to manage it with a medium framed hardtail without having to adjust the seatpost. It was tight though.
I also had a Jetta and that was probably better than the focus estate.
Now i have a Dualiner the bike goes in complete and i can carry 5 passengers 🙂Posted 9 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
As always the answer is A VOLVO!
I can get my DH bike in with just the wheels off and the back seat up, or with the wheels on with half the back seats down.
3 people 3 dh bikes and gear easy. or 2 people and 4 bikes etc etc…
Its not the answer though really is it unless you own a large dog as well. Mondeo hatch does all that too (except the large dog thing) with ease and my ST TDCi does silly mpg. Dumfries to Halifax to York and back to Halifax the other week on half a tank (£27s worth of dizzle).Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
Mk3 Mondeo again? I’ve got my brothers Fat Possum laid flat in the boot of my Mondeo and it has those chunky upside down/triple clamp maverik forks on it. Just had to remove wheels and I used a strap to hold the mech forwards against the chainstay just to be safe. Its an Estate but I think the Hatch’s boot is the same apart from the lip and the lights which intrude into the opening slightly. The estate will swallow 4 complete bikes in the boot if you remove wheels and pedals, though obviously the parcel shelf then doesn’t fit!
Couldn’t get the Fat Possum in my dads Octavia estate without dropping both sides of the rear seat.Posted 9 years ago
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