Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

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Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby kim_5 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi

What small car fits a bike inside of it?

I read somewhere that you can fold the back seat flat seat in a mazda 2 and it will fit a bike inside! Is that correct?

I would love to buy an suv but not sure if i want to spend that much money on a car. So just wanting to hear from small car drivers that can fit a bike inside. Its either that or fix a permenant bike rack to the back of the car but i would much prefer to be able to put the bike inside the car!

thanks for your help! :)
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby nuttzo32 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:25 pm

I got a 1999 ford festiva hatchback and that fits a large or xl bike in there fine if you pop the front wheel off. They are a cheap and reliable car and there is millions of them around. Any hatchback that is able to have the back seats fold down should be ok.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby vince » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:31 pm

i have a 2001 hyundai elantra hatchback which fits either my roadie or MTB with front wheel off
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Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Škoda Roomster should fit your bike stuff - but it looks bizarre. :?

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Postby petie » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:17 pm

Didn't honda have a whole bunch of ads about "jazz packing". I have seen their seats fold down with a pretty impressive amount of space. TBH I prefer to put my mtb or road bike on a rack out the back so it's easy to get off, you can do minor service if you need to and you don't need to clean the car afterwards!
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Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:24 pm

An old Holden Nova (rebadged Toyota Corolla) with the back seats folded down fits my road bike with the front wheel off.
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Postby norbs » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:00 pm

i30 fits my bike in with the front wheel off.
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Postby sdnelson19 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:30 pm

2012 fiesta easily fits my roadie once the front wheel is off. So does the back seat of my SV6.
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:05 pm

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pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Postby munga » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:06 pm

or a vw caddy if that kind of car works for you
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Postby warthog1 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:23 pm

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Postby mattwilkinson » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:35 pm

my van fits a fair bit it

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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby R12RT » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:36 pm

Mazda3 will fit my bike with the front wheel off.

Mazda6 wagon will fit a bike with the wheels on. Take both wheels off and the bike will fit in the cargo area with the back seat up.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby rabobank89 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:47 pm

If I can fit my bike in my Lotus Elise it will fit in any small car... (Granted the roof needs to be taken off)
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby roller » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:55 pm

kim_5 wrote:I read somewhere that you can fold the back seat flat seat in a mazda 2 and it will fit a bike inside! Is that correct?


i've got a mazda metro which I think was the pre-cursor to the mazda 2, you can fit 2 road bikes in it without removing the front wheels.

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still quite a few around in pretty good condition if you are willing to get something secondhand.
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Postby jgon286 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:09 pm

Small frame bike, but my Mazda 3 fits my bike without having to take the front wheel off. Just remember to stash it with the drivetrain on top, not underneath the frame.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby fingy » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:29 am

GF takes her roadie to work in a Mazda 2 with front
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Postby birdbrain » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:52 pm

I have a Mazda3 Hatch and I can get 2 road bikes inside it.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby peter42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:00 pm

My wife has a Mazda 2.
When I take it in for servicing I throw the bike in the back and ride to/from work.
Back seats down in the car, front wheel off the bike, fits with no problems.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby human909 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:18 pm

This thread confuses me. :?: :?

A bike will fit inside ALL small cars except for maybe a SMART Car. Just take the wheels off. If you don't take the wheels off then the bike still has better chances of fitting in a small hatchback than a large sedan.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby simonn » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:54 am

Honda Jazz. When we bought ours (new) in July 2011 it had the biggest boot volume and best fuel economy (1.3L manual) in it's class. It is/was also one of the few cars which is better value/cheaper in Australia than in the UK or US (this is for new cars).

My mum and my in-laws have the older style Jazz too. The older style requires you to take the rear seat headrests off to flatten the seats. The newer style (2008+) does not.

I often borrow my mums to drive to the start of Audax rides. Need to take the front wheel off, but fits very easily. Have not tried it with the our car because the child seat is too much hassle to take out so we have a roof rack + bike carrier.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby Red Rider » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:07 am

I used to have a Jazz, and once fitted my bike, 4 people properly seated, and luggage in the car. It is a brilliant small car for carrying things.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby AndyTheMan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:00 am

My wife has a Subaru Impreza

Seriously great car for an active couple.

Back seats fold down means we can get a couple of bikes, luggage and a whole heap of other crap in there.

its economical, great to drive, easy to park etc.

Plus, its 4X4 - not like you are going to be able to go out and bury it up to the mudguards in mud - but when its summer and those big storms hit, you know its gonna stick to the road!!

Plus its great for people who might do the odd bit of camping, gravel roads, going to the snow etc etc where having that extra bit of traction is helpful!

Once of the best cars we've ever had.
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby geoffs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:36 am

+1 for the imprezza which is also my wifes car.
my wifes bike fits in with both wheels on and I have to take the front wheel off to get mine in (58cm frame). The tandem also fits in with both wheels off.
If you want something smaller then my car is a Suzuki Swift Sport.
Wifes bike fits minus the front wheel. My bike needs both wheels taken off and the tandem fits with the front third removed by undoing the S&S couplers
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Re: Which small car that will fit my bike inside of it ?

Postby human909 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:57 am

An impreza is hardly a 'small' car.
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