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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel "in" your car?

    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    Full size 99 Caddy, and no, it doesn't fit. I've got to take off the front wheel and handlebar to get it in the trunk- a bit of a pain, so I bought a rack. I am able to just barely slide my road bike in the back seat with the front wheel off.
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    05 Chevy Malibu (gone). Front wheel off, rear seats dropped.

    07 Volkswagen Passat. Front wheel off, rear seats dropped.

    01 Jeep TJ (Wrangler). Both front and rear wheels removed, never had a rear seat in there.

    92 Chevy 2500 long box. Yea, bikes fit, with a touch of room to spare.
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    I am thinking about a Ford Escape or Maza Tribute. Used. $15k max.

    Need more input if possible.

    Thanks again.

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    I've currently got an 05 Element, can get a bike in there anyway I want. Almost always have the bike with me, fold up one rear seat and have a 2x8 in the back with a quick release mount and keep the bike on it. Very easy to get in and out. I can also just roll the bike in with both wheels on, but it tends to wobble.

    I was looking for a Ford Taurs X (Freestyle) and it would have worked great. Although they're kind of ugly, I would HIGHLY recommend looking into one of those vs. the Escape or Tribute. More room (3 rows of seats), better ride, better gas mileage and cheaper to boot!. Pretty cool cars all around, but they're a bit tougher to find.

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    When its just me riding I usually just chuck it in the back of my 2000 chevy blazer with the rear seats folded down.

    When I ride with other people I always put the rear hitch rack on

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    I have squeezed the bike into the back of my 240sx fastback once or twice (with the seats folded down)-- but now they get to dangle off the back of my Frontier's bike rack

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    Remove front wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    remove both and full load of stuff for camping. Subary tribeca.
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    Subaru Outback

    '09 Subaru Outback. With just the rear seats folded down (how they are 99% of the time anyway) I can put up to 2 bikes laying down without taking any wheels off. One bike is very easy. The Outback was my choice because, at least at the time, the cargo area was 10" longer than the Forester or the Tribeca.

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    Thanks for the good replies. Might have to look at an Outback. The Freestyle is too expensive, dunno yet about Element.

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    Always!
    I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix (the Pontiac Vibe is the same) and can fit 2 mountain bikes & 2 road bikes easily in the back with plenty of room for gear.
    Front Wheels & Seatposts must be removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    +1 on the Dodge Minivan

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    '09 VW Tiguan, fits with both wheels on, but takes a bit of maneuvering, I usually take the front wheel off if I put it inside, usually just use the rack though.

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    I don't know your criteria for the car (miles, options, etc.), but you might check again on the Freestyle pricing. I believe you said $15K max price for used. There are about 40 of them within a 100 mile radius of me (Indiana) right now that I could pick up for that price that are fully loaded (including AWD) and have between 30-50K miles. If you decided you don't need AWD then there are a ton of them out there for under $10K.

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    1984 Mustang Coupe - fits an XL Giant Anthem with front wheel off (passenger seat fully forward...fits diagonal with rear wheel by passenger door and fork up on the rear seat behind the driver seat)

    2004 Mazda 3 hatch - fits an XL Giant Anthem with front wheel off

    2004 Passat wagon - fits an XL 29er with front wheel off. An XL 29er is just a tad too long to get it to fit upright without yanking the bars off...a smaller frame or smaller wheeled bike would fit upright w/o front wheel with ease.
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    I have a GMC Yukon so it pretty much swallows my bikes. I choose to use a hitch rack just to not get the truck dirty.

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    2007 Saturn Ion Quad-Coupe. 2 real doors, and 2 doors that open up like the back doors of an extended-cab pickup. Before I got my hitch and rack, I could fit the bike in the back seat. Front wheel off, seatpost removed. Slid right in, but took the ENTIRE backseat.

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    I used to and still can....

    ...fit my bike in my '04 WRX Wagon complete. No wheel or seat removal. With a packing pad I fit 2 in.
    I use the hitch rack now, but for years this was it.

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    I remove the front seat in my 93 civic and my stinky fits right in there.

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    i have a 95 avalon and i suppose is if remove the front wheel my parker would fit in the back seat. the thing is monsterous, bigger than my dads mini van (seating wise). but i have a bike rack i use so its a non issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    Two vehicles:

    Older compact station wagon with rear seat folded down;
    Compact import pickup with shell.

    Neither vehicle requires rear tire removal for one bike. With the p/u, if you remove front wheels, you can stand two bikes inside shell and put gear between them.

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    Honda Fit. Front wheel off, seatpost in place. Travel with two (18") bikes and gear regularly. I've gotten 3 bikes and 3 people in, but that's only good for short trips. The bike hauling was probably the biggest selling feature for me.

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    2004 Audi allroad. With rear seats folded down, it will fit my Yeti 575 inside laying down with both wheels on. Haven't tried two bikes with both wheels on yet. Definitely fits at least two bikes inside with front wheels removed. I also have a roof rack but only has two bike trays so far.

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    Lexus IS350 - Both wheels off, bike (Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC70) completely fits in trunk.

    Yes, the sports sedan. No, I don't even put down the rear seats.

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    07 grand cherokee limited, 3 bikes front tires off mounted on these http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm?stylepkey=14572, +room for all 3 riders and gear.
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    I can put 3 bikes and 3 riders including the driver in my 03 jeep Liberty with the front tires off. I can fit 1 whole bike laid on its side.
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    I was able to fit an 09 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er in the hatchback area of my 2007 Corvette today. I just had to remove the wheels and pull up the passenger seat a little.

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    Wink

    Lots of room for extras
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    Snug as a bug,67 Volvo 122s......or on top
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    I can but don't. 2001 S10 extended cab, taking off wheels, unmounting rear derailleur, and pedals.

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    In a 92' Land Rover Discovery fits:
    1 bike in boot with front wheel removed.
    2 bikes in boot with both wheels removed.
    2 bikes with the double rear seat down and pushed forward (still 1 rear seat remaining).
    With the double rear seat removed would probably fit 3 bikes(once again still 1 rear seat remaining).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    I am thinking about a Ford Escape or Maza Tribute. Used. $15k max.

    Need more input if possible.

    Thanks again.

    Terry

    Great rigs--very reliable and practical. Had a 2001 Escape for a couple years.

    Bikes fit in back best with front wheel off and seats folded flat--room for rear passengers depends on the number of bikes stowed.

    Roof rack then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ham[IMG
    https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/cmorair/HondaFit.jpg[/IMG]my35]Honda Fit. Front wheel off, seatpost in place. Travel with two (18") bikes and gear regularly. I've gotten 3 bikes and 3 people in, but that's only good for short trips. The bike hauling was probably the biggest selling feature for me.
    Ditto on the Fit. It easily holds 2 bikes (inside) and gear plus it gets great gas mileage.


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    That's actually pretty impressive to me. Makes the Fit in my eyes into a nice little fuel efficient 'sub SUV sized' runabout.

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    yes, i have a ford taurus wagon

    both rear seats down fits whole mtb
    one rear seat down and take off front tire
    no seats down fits mtb with tires off

    i have a thule rack, but i like to just keep bike in the wagon, sometimes i keep two bikes in the car, and try and keep a sheet between them

    btw: w/one bike i put a sheet over bike and lock frame to rear seat just in case
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    2003 tacoma, 4 bikes, gear, tools, etc with front wheels off and topper hatch shut.
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    '03 VW Jetta Wagon and I could easily fit a 26" bike in the back, with the rear seats down, without removing the wheels.

    I have been removing the front wheel to do the same with my 29" bike, but recently found out I could get a little extra room by turning the handlebars 180*, allowing the bike to fit in without tire removal.

    I have a Yakima rack... but haven't gotten bike attachments yet - lazy/cheap.

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    Mazda Protege5.

    With the seats down, my 26" fits w/out removal of parts. Road bike fits too, but I haven't tried fitting both inside. Got a yak on the roof.

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    08 Escape hybrid. Have fit 2 29ers with front wheels off and both rear seats folded down. Probably could fit 3 or 4 bikes with front wheels and seatposts removed. In my old rolla, I could fit the 29er in the trunk with both wheels and post off, and the dj bike in the back seat with front wheel off.

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    08 passat wagon



    09 rockhopper comp-29er

    yes, shown with 700c x 35 tires

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    I can fit my Racer X or my El Guapo in the trunk if I fold down the seats as long as I remove the front wheel. Since they both have a form of a quick release axle. My Downhill bike, not a chance. I have a Yakima roof rack that holds two bikes without needing to remove the wheel so I just use that.

    I have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra.
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    My Scalpel, Caffeine 29er, and Crosscheck will fit in my MKV GTI (separately, of course) with both wheels on. I usually use my roof rack, though. I have a 2010 4Runner on order. I'm going to rig up a setup where I can mount 2 bikes upright inside the cargo area using those lefty adapters.

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    honda element can fit 3 bikes in it with out taking anything off. my friend has one and we do it all the time.

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    Honda Civic 2006+ can fit 2 medium frames mountain bikes plus gear and 2 adults if the wheels are taken off.

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    Drive a Ford F150 with a 6.5 ft bed and use the Thule Instagator. Niner RIP 9 fits perfectly in truck bed in one piece. In and out in a minute. http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/...Bed/18344.aspx.

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    '96 Subaru Outback. With the seats folded, I can fit two or three bikes with front wheels off and seatposts out. With seats upright, I can still fit two or three if I take off both wheels.
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    2007 honda element - I usually use my hitch rack but I can get it in just about any way. I usually just leave the wheels on and flip the one seat up and hook a bungee cord around the seatpost to the grab handle on the roof. Never moves. Works fine for both my 29er and 26er. I do ride mediums though. Have had large frames in it no problem too though.

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    95 Acura Integra, seats folded down, front tire first, and no need to remove anything. I also have room for gear, and might be able to stack another if I needed to.

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    '04 dodge neon. in the backseat with the front wheel off.

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    '09 VW Jetta TDI Rear seats down front wheel off gets a bike in there. I really hate cramming it in there but I've been hesitant to buy a rack. Not sure if I want to go roof rack or rear trunk rack. I hate having the bike on the roof getting plastered with bugs and killing my mileage (routine 200mi round trip to go riding) and I really dislike rear trunk racks because while I've never seen one fall I just don't trust them. I've thought about maybe having a receiver put on the car and going with a hitch rack. Any thoughts on aftermarket receivers and hitch racks?

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    2006 scion tc hatchback
    backseat folded-fits 2 bikes with seatpost and front wheels off.

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    09' Audi A4 Avant -->remove front wheel, both seats folded down.




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    Yes, fits great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesd
    Yes, fits great.
    We have different definitions of "great".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin
    We have different definitions of "great".
    I can also fit full sized fridge in my Protege5. Some dis-assembly required.

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    01 Toyota Sienna minivan- 2 bikes fit in the back, don't have to remove the wheels or seatposts.

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    A '91 Aerostar extended, 2nd and 3rd row seats will fold flat so no problem.
    It was the family hauler back in the day, now it's the family "utility" vehicle.
    They are uncool, but can be had cheap, and will run forever.

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    1999 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon

    a bit of shuffling the cargo with seats folded down will fit. However, seats up will require front wheel to be taken off. Thankfully, just bought myself a Yakima Forklift so that passengers don't have to wait for me to reconfigure seats and bike

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    '03 Ford Explorer. Can fit a couple of bikes in the back with the rear seats folded down, but have to remove front wheels. My wife's 14 " frames are no problem, but since my seat posts are bolted at a fixed heights, I have to angle my bikes to get them to fit. I usually haul them on the back or on top, unless I am stopping overnight and need the extra security.

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    02 IS200. both wheels off, seat post off, I'm able to fit any hardtail and even my Titus FTM.

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    I'm stoked to say my '08 L Stumpjumper FSR fits perfectly with the rear seats folded down and front wheel removed. I even put a second bike on top of it (both wheels removed) with pad in between bikes once.

    There's plenty of room for gear, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morair

    great idea with the custom mount.

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    1998 Audi A3:
    fold rear seat, remove front wheel or both wheels, depending on which bike it is and what else I want to fit in the back.
    I rarely put a bike in a car, though.

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    Does anyone know if a VW Gulf can hold two bikes with front wheel removed but seatposts in place ...similar to the Fit shown in this thread? Thanks.

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    99.5 Nissan Pathfinder ... with less floor to ceiling clearance than the new Fits apparently. Ha!

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    2009 Honda Fit Sport - 2 bikes, front wheel removed. I could fit a third in the middle if I had to and it looks like I could get 4 frames with the wheels removed.
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    Mine's a small 6th gen Celica hatchback. I can fit the bike w/o front wheel removal but this way's much easier to load and unload. But post 19 is giving me a new idea on how to load it. I just have to move the pass seat fwd.

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    Two bikes easily fit inside a 2005 Suzuki XL-7.

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    Yes. Mazda 5. Remove front wheel only, no need to lower the seat post. The rear wheel sits between the rear bucket seats (1 can remain raised with the bike as-is, both can be raised if I was to remove the pedals). I love this set up
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    '99 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Drop the top, take the front wheel off, throw the bike in the back seat, put the top back up, drive home.

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    93 taurus remove front wheel goes in back seat

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    baby blue isuzu rodeo and a blue cannondale jekyll in the back seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam
    Does anyone know if a VW Gulf can hold two bikes with front wheel removed but seatposts in place ...similar to the Fit shown in this thread? Thanks.
    I have a 99.5 golf, and It will be really close. It would depend on the size (length mostly of the bike) I think there would be enough height though, When I put my bike in the back, I need to put the handle bars to the far pass side, the fork kinda between the seats and the rear tire to the drivers side, so it is on an angle. I have a M 17.5 in gary fisher marlin.

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    Honda Element. Two bikes and enough luggage for a vacation. We don't have to take anything off either. The seats flatten and fold up against the sides of the care.

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    Rear seats fold completely flat. Easy.



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    fold rear seats down(I removed the 3rd row when I bought the vehicle)
    I can fit my complete Giant glory, my wives el cheapo repco bike, my spare wheel or 40L fridge/freezer without a fuss laying on their side on top of each other & my Labrador(he doesn't mind sharing the boot with the bikes), with plenty of room to fit @ least another 2 bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40hills
    Yes. Mazda 5. Remove front wheel only, no need to lower the seat post. The rear wheel sits between the rear bucket seats (1 can remain raised with the bike as-is, both can be raised if I was to remove the pedals). I love this set up

    I have something similar in my Mazda5. I have a fitted plastic liner that I velcro a piece of wood to. The wood piece is some trim with two fork mounts bolted to it. With one bike in the center, the rear wheel rests perfectly on the tray between the 2 rear seats.

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    I'm always reading about people buying trucks and SUV because they think they need that kind of vehicle to haul a bike, move a house, tow a boat, whatever. The negative is that they are paying for all the extra fuel that they burn, especially if they have a roof rack (5-10% MPG reduction). The bikes are inside, locked-up, out of sight and mind from thief, and they will never hit a car port or a garage like a bike that is on a roof rack.

    Over 70 MPG on road trips!
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    I bought this car used, so It basically did not cost me anything after I sold my Miata.

    Yes, the 29er fits too. One time I hauled a road bike and 4 car tires in this car home from the tire store.
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    1999 Toyota 4-runner. Fits with all wheels on, just lower the seat post, fits with front wheel off. (custom fork holder in the back) and my favorite, my homemade roof rack.

    I mainly carry it on the roof unless I'm in a hurry or merely transporting it back and forth to school and home (better gas mileage inside). It fits in the back with only one seat down. I can fit 3 comfortably in the back but no room for other riders. But overall, works awesome for what I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrs200
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    I assume that you get better MPG with your bike on a hitch rack vs. a roof rack, but not inside the car.

    What does your A4 TDI get in MPG(US) Diesel, if you don't mide me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy
    I assume that you get better MPG with your bike on a hitch rack vs. a roof rack, but not inside the car.

    What does your A4 TDI get in MPG(US) Diesel, if you don't mide me asking?
    Around town 36 miles/ us gallon
    Dual Carriage way (70-80mph) 43 miles/us gallon can get more if I try

    I've had it 7 years (9 years old) and it has done 130k miles
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    98 Jetta Tdi

    all my bikes fit in the trunk with both wheels off...

    My #1 bike literally lives in there. Also have plenty of space for a 5 gallon water jug tent and other camping gear!

    I do road trips with my wife and load up two bikes in there! No joke! all four wheels off of course. My wife thinks I should send our story to VW.

    It's a great compact package! never have to install an ugly rack. Never parade to thieves of what they can steal from ya. Always lo profile , yet ready to strike the spontaneous trail ride!

    Did I mention I always get AT LEAST 50mpg???
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    93 BMW 318. I remove the front wheel, drop the seat post, put the bike horizontally on the rear (non folding) seats with the rear wheel up on the seat and fork dropouts on behind the driver's seat. Handlebar fits between the B pillar and driver's seat.

    I usually put something below the bottom bracket to prevent the big ring from tearing up my upholstery (which already happened, I might add)

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    Yes.

    My Honda Odyssey fits three bikes, with the third row folded, and front wheel removed, or two without removing wheels.

    My R-class Mercedes fits one bike with third row folded, have to take the front wheel off on my bigger one, or two bikes assembled and all the gear with the second row folded as well. I keep one bike there, with seatpost and front wheel removed, and a basket of gear, pretty much all the time - that is with two large child seats in the front row. Beats most SUVs, and it is not stupid high.

    Used to have a wagon BMW, that was good for two bikes inside and all the gear for an adventure racing two-person team. But it grew up too small for a family.. So I learned to like minivans.

    But, I am getting racks now, as with a growing family even the minivan space is getting used up.

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    Yep. With the front wheel off, my 20.5" Marin 29er fits inside my 1982 turbo Volvo GLT wagon without having to fold the rear seats down. If only modern-day station wagons still had cargo space…
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    My dirt jump bike lives in the trunk of my car, just in case I want to ride at any moment.My xc bike fits in my car as well. The r9 doesn't fit, even with both wheels off.

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    I *think* I could get 1 bike in my Toyota Supra but I'm not desperate enough to find out. 2 bikes fit in my wife's Hyundai Accent hatchback if both front wheels are removed. We have a Kuat Sherpa rack on its way so that should be the end of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by schneidie
    My dirt jump bike lives in the trunk of my car, just in case I want to ride at any moment.My xc bike fits in my car as well. The r9 doesn't fit, even with both wheels off.

    I drive a 1985 toyota cressida.
    Awesome to see people still rocking those cars, did they still put the 5M in the 85 or had they switched to 7M already? Great cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

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    I have an 09 F150 crew cab. I can fit one bike inside where the back seat is standing straight up without removing anything. The bike will also fit under the tonneau cover laying down on it's side without removing anything.

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    Toyota Yaris 3dr.
    You'd think you wouldn't be able to fit a coffee cup in one, but my Ransom fits fine with one wheel removed, easier to do with the front wheel off. Easy as pie with both wheels off.

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    Driving a Subaru Impreza 5-door. Two bikes (with the wheels off) will fit inside, in an upright position. Hell, I was able to do that in my Honda Civic hatchback.

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    1995 Audi S6 sedan fits two full suspension bikes and 4 tires in the trunk, wheels do need to come off. back seat does not fold down so there is still room for 3 in the back seat and get to the trail at 150mph if desired

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    2004 Acura TL, backseat does not fold down (in order to improve rigidity of the car or some nonsense like that)..

    Bike fits in the trunk just barely with the seat and both wheels taken off. Definitely could not carry a second bike.

    My next car will definitely have folding seats.

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    Buddy had a '91 Isuzu Stylus that he removed the back seat and passenger seat, his NS fit in there whole.

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan
    -seat post and front wheel off, seats folded down with back tire over the them. Works so good it lives in there all summer.

    2009 Mazda CX7
    -seat post and front wheel off, seats folded and just thrown in. lots of space for other stuff
    -just got a hitch mount Swagman XTC2 rack for it, there is a baby seat in there now so i cant fold it down.

    1999 Nissan Altima ( my old ride)
    -all wheels and posts off, 2 fullsize bikes with back seats folded down. Tight squeez but it worked.

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    Both wheels on, no seat post adjustment
    Bike rolls in standing up, no problem.

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    2001 Honda Odyssey, I don't have a rack or hitch on this vehicle, so if the bike goes, it goes in the back, with careful packing. Both wheels off, pedals (sometimes), and the seatpost out. Flip the rear derailleur forward and secure with toe strap. Put one layer of luggage in the "well" in the back, then a blanket or rug, put the wheels up against the rear seat, cover with old towels, then frame, upside down and bars turned 90 degrees, flip the blanket over the bike to keep the rest of the gear that gets packed in from getting greasy. Once I'm done packing our family of 6 for a weekend, you can't even see my bike in there, ('04 Specialized FSR).

    (Disclaimer, this is a royal PITA, seriously considering a hitch and rack, as well as air bags for the rear suspension, as it's pretty soft back there already when loaded up with the family and gear.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gubawatts
    2001 Honda Odyssey, I don't have a rack or hitch on this vehicle, so if the bike goes, it goes in the back, with careful packing. Both wheels off, pedals (sometimes), and the seatpost out. Flip the rear derailleur forward and secure with toe strap. Put one layer of luggage in the "well" in the back, then a blanket or rug, put the wheels up against the rear seat, cover with old towels, then frame, upside down and bars turned 90 degrees, flip the blanket over the bike to keep the rest of the gear that gets packed in from getting greasy. Once I'm done packing our family of 6 for a weekend, you can't even see my bike in there, ('04 Specialized FSR).

    (Disclaimer, this is a royal PITA, seriously considering a hitch and rack, as well as air bags for the rear suspension, as it's pretty soft back there already when loaded up with the family and gear.)
    Just leave the rugrats at home, fold the seats and viola bike hauler.
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    2nd gen Toyota RAV4

    I can easily fit two bikes, two riders and gear in my RAV4. The secret is that the cargo opening is very large/tall and the back seats are completely removable. Here's a pic from a ride I did last year--most bikes fit in there fine with the wheels on but we had to take the front wheel off this 29'er...


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    2000 Celica GTS. Get two bikes in the hatch with front wheels off and back seats folded down.

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    I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna with the middle row of seats removed and the rear seats folded down. I can fit two road bikes and two mt. bikes without taking off the wheels and still have room for a row of action packers down the center. The road bikes fit easily and nest well but the mt. bike with their long handle bars are awkward to secure. I'm looking for some kind of bike rack I can install like a truck bed rack. I don't want a fork mount rack, I want to keep my wheels on for quick loading and unloading. Anyone have any ideas?

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    2008 R32, ive put it 'in' a few times, all with the front wheel off so it wouldnt dirty the seats.
    my other ride is an ice-cream truck.

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    1999 KIA Sportage 2 Door Soft Top...



    ...not even close with the 29er. I could possibly remove both wheels and the seatpost and get it wedged in there. The rear seat is removable and folds but not flat flat (and the previous owner-my Dad-had it out for 3 years,but I have 2 kids...),so I use a 6 point hang-off-the-back rack (the 2 "top" straps though the unhooked bottom of the rear window"),and carry that big spare 31x10.50" tire in the rear hatch area (OK,that ain't big,but factory spec'd tires are 205/70-15"ers,LOL!).

    My SS might fit with both wheels removed,I haven't tried. Both will fit typical sedan style (wheels removed,chainring eating at the seat) in the wife's Ford Contour though

    A buddy of mine has an '02 4 door Sportage (same generation.The 4 doors being infinately easier to find for sale,they only made a few 2 doors each year from 1999-2004),that the rear seat folds flatter,and he can fit 2 bikes in there similar to the Honda Fits seen in this thread,though my 29er is still a stretch. My next vehicle purchase will probably be something like a Honda Element/or Fit,or similar,for MPG's and better bike hauling.
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    mazda3 sedan

    I have a 2004 Mazda 3 4-door sedan. My 29er fits in the trunk with the rear seats down. It's a tight fit, but all I have to remove is the front wheel.

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    I've read this entire thread,but it's been a day or 10,so if I've forgotten or missed a post on one...does anybody know how/if a 29er would fit in something like a Chevy Aveo 5 with the seats folded down or not? They can be had inexpensively 'round here,and come '11,I'll be looking for something similar for MPG's (as I'll also be going up a size tires on the KIA,I'll be using it primarily in bad weather).

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    Thule Proride 591 because I'm just too lazy to first remove the child seats and then lift off the rear seats... With one rear seat removed, I can fit a road bike in upright position, and with 3 rear seats removed, I can fit 2 mtb's inside without taking wheels off.
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    I drive a Suburban. If I remove the third row, I can stack bikes in there like firewood.

    JK. I use a T2.
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    i have an a4 that i threw my bike into for a month before i got a cheap trunk rack. i have a thule setup for my snowboards, and will probably get the attachments for my bike at some point. but the trunk rack is ok for now.

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    Mine fits well with the seats folded down.

    I have an 06 Grand Cherokee. I'm a Jeep guy... this being my seond Grand Cherokee and just getting rid of my Wrangler.

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    4runner swallows my bike whole with 60 of the 60/40 seats folded down. But with the mud it makes a mess. Ordered a hitch rack today.

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    taurus x will fit a couple XL 29ers and plenty of gear w/o removing wheels or anything with the rear seats all folded flat
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    I can fit several bikes in the back of my Defender- no problem!
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    Plenty of room plus a nice seat to have a beer after the ride!
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    01 hyundai accent, 2 door. Pretty much the smallest hardtop car you can buy. my 29er fits in the hatch with both wheels on and even the seat fully extended.

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    I currently have my Dad's Accent 4 door sedan on loan and sitting in my driveway...I believe I would have see a pic of that...granted,you said '01 and his is an '09,and I ain't saying yer lying,I'm just eerily
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam
    Does anyone know if a VW Gulf can hold two bikes with front wheel removed but seatposts in place ...similar to the Fit shown in this thread? Thanks.
    Yes, if you and your riding partner ride 13" frames w/ BMX wheels or a bike friday. No, for any other adult bike.

    With all seats folded down (including the deadly finger chopping front seat), you can fit a 58" road bike, or 19" MTB without wheels taken off. You can also fit any bike with wheels off with the back seat split, so you can have two passengers and a bike. Maybe two bikes if you wedge 'em in.

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    1994 Ford Probe GT (which I've since gotten rid of), with rear seats folded down I could easily fit my old Gary Fisher Hoo Koo EE Koo (medium size frame) without taking the wheels off.

    2002 Honda Accord coupe. Either with or without audio equipment, no way! With 2 12inch subs in trunk my unicycle fits in the trunk, barely.

    Anyone know how well a 2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4 door) would fit a full suspension Trek Fuel inside? I have no problem taking the front wheel off. Interested in buying a Jeep, fitting a bike or two inside is real important to me for security reasons while at work. Laying the bike down is fine, but would like to stand them up if carrying more than one bike. Read somewhere that the nerf bar gets in the way, others say no problem. Any input on this? Very hard to find an answer to this on the Jeep forums and on the internet. Thanks

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    I would say no problem. I used to have a jeep & could fit my bike in the back seat with top up & wheel off.

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    2009 Honda Fit. I will eventually post pics of our bike rack, but a teaser: we get two bikes in the back of the fit and still have room for a third passenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shillelagh
    2009 Honda Fit. I will eventually post pics of our bike rack, but a teaser: we get two bikes in the back of the fit and still have room for a third passenger.
    There has been news about a Fit Hybrid

    "the optimistic wild guess for Fit Hybrid mileage would be high-40s, maybe even 50 mpg on the highway."

    That would be the ultimate weekend fuel sipping bike car.

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    More recent pic of my 2002 RAV-4, loaded for a 2-week getaway. That's two bikes (one road, one mountain) with both wheels on, 1/2 dozen smaller bags, a huge duffel full of camping gear, a suitcase, and a cooler! Had a great time and got nearly 30mpg on the highway...


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    Stuck a third bike in the Honda Fit pretty easily. Three bikes with both wheels off and three passengers also does not seem out of the question.

    But for now, two bikes with the front wheel removed and the third with both wheels removed work well.


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    I've done 7 bikes in/on my Toyota Tercel once. seriously.

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    I have put 2 bikes in the back of my MKV GTI...

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    mine fits in my 99 mustang with the front wheel off but much better with both wheels off.

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    My Ford Expedition, rear seats down, bike slides in at a 45 degree angle easily, with room to spare.

    My RX8...........bwahahaha no way in heck will it fit.

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    01 Saturn... back seats down I cant fit the bike in w/o the front tire.

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    2000 Merc Sable let the back seats down and remove front tire. Muddy days rrreeally suck though.
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    A very handy thread. I would love to see how many bikes fit in a Scion XB. I am surprised so many bikes fit in the Matrix. It has made me motivated to buy one.

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    2003 WRX sedan here. Lucky for me the rear seats don't fold so the best way I've found to load the bike is to take off both wheels and the seatpost. Then, rotate the bars 90 deg. while in the same motion stuffing the back end into the trunk first. Finally, put the wheels on top and find a place to wedge the seat into so it won't rattle on the way home. This has worked well for the last 3 years with my Trek 6000. I'm scared now though, looking at 29ers and I can't figure out how the hell this is gonna work! I may have to give in and finally spend some cash on a rack..

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    I used to drive an '88 Chevy Beretta that I could lean the passenger seat all the way back and fit my bike in the front seat with the front tire removed.

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    Heh, My honda odyssey fits 3 bikes standing up without taking the wheels off. with the 3rd row folded, And you still have Massive amounts of space for junk, and 4 People comfortably.
    The only con, Its a mommy van >.>

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    I am looking at a 2006 Impreza Wagon. Will a 19" MTB fit in the back standing up with the front wheel removed and the seat off? I saw Rock's pics of his WRX with the bike in the back but I would love to see some more pics and hear some more about bike fit in the Impreza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter
    I've currently got an 05 Element, can get a bike in there anyway I want. Almost always have the bike with me, fold up one rear seat and have a 2x8 in the back with a quick release mount and keep the bike on it. Very easy to get in and out. I can also just roll the bike in with both wheels on, but it tends to wobble.

    I was looking for a Ford Taurs X (Freestyle) and it would have worked great. Although they're kind of ugly, I would HIGHLY recommend looking into one of those vs. the Escape or Tribute. More room (3 rows of seats), better ride, better gas mileage and cheaper to boot!. Pretty cool cars all around, but they're a bit tougher to find.
    Same here, because we have no kids , I keep my Cdale and my wifes road bike in the Element nearly all the while. Each one strapped to the sides- seats folded.

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    This is my 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander. It is an awesome "outdoor" car. This has to be the best car I have ever owned. I snowboard all winter, and it gets me wherever I want to go and in comfort. I can fit a ton of stuff in the back and the split trunk is great for sitting in and getting changed when there is snow on the ground. Now I can also fit two bikes easily in the back with plenty of space for bags. One is my GF X-Cal 29er and the other my wifes Cube ltd pro, I just take the front wheels off and attach to the mounts, I just made a quick unit of two delta fork mounts attached to a piece of wood at the back. I am really happy with this set up.




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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    I am thinking about a Ford Escape or Maza Tribute. Used. $15k max.

    Need more input if possible.

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    I own a 2003 Mazda Tribute, and I'm happy with it! Gas milage is good, it fits everywere! The downside of things is that is not as capable as other SUV's...suspensions not that good...But hey it's not an off road truck!

    Bike fits with front wheel off, and I fold one seat...
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    1998 Ford F250

    I installed 2Xthru axle quick release bed mounts in my truck bed.

    Rhino spray-on bed liner installed as well, and ARE V-Series Cap with a Yak rack on the top and gunwale brackets for the canoe.

    Initially i was a little worried to drill holes in the bed, but i figure, i'll just get the holes Krowned when i get the truck rustproofed, and i have a cap with the Tuffgrip bedliner material, so it's pretty waterproof, with no exposure to the elements.

    I drilled the holes then put in bolts, and the bolts were too short, so the bikes rattled around a bit until i figured out that i needed longer bolts

    I'm thinking about installing one more inverted quick release facing backwards between the two so i can fit 3 in the back without banging them up.

    It's pretty awesome that i can fit 2 bikes plus race gear and my toolkit, plus canoe on the top! Makes for some busy summer long weekends!
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    '10 VW GOLF TDI,
    seats down w/ front wheel off fits no problem. i did that for last month or so, but just got the rack, it really becomes PITA to try fit a dirty bike inside your car, now only front wheel rides in the trunk

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    1998 Toyota Camry with rear seat down. '10 gt Sanction 1 laid down with front wheel off will slide through trunk - rear wheel just fits pass-through if "shoved". Transported this way for years - just got around to installing hitch-mounted rack. Don't have to worry about through-axle rolling around and getting lost under seats anymore.

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    I can get a few in mine, 3 if I put one rear facing, maybe more if I thought it out, but I like just 2 with all of our camping gear, and plenty of tools and such. Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    I've read this entire thread,but it's been a day or 10,so if I've forgotten or missed a post on one...does anybody know how/if a 29er would fit in something like a Chevy Aveo 5 with the seats folded down or not? They can be had inexpensively 'round here,and come '11,I'll be looking for something similar for MPG's (as I'll also be going up a size tires on the KIA,I'll be using it primarily in bad weather).

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    5 bikes (front wheels off), 5 people and camping gear inside my 91 Astro.
    8 bikes, 8 people and gear if I put the bikes on racks outside.
    2 bikes, 2 people sleeping with all the seats out.

    Cost me $800 3 years ago. Still running fine.

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    I have to remove the front wheel of the BLT to get in the Nissan Altima 98 trunk with back seats down or just on the passenger side (no seats down). I'm getting a roof rack + bike rack with locks so it will be a lot easier. I won't need to remove the baby car seat either. Woohoo! Yeah, too lazy to remove the baby car seat but not too lazy to ride for 3 hours. hehe.

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    subaru legacy wagon.

    Bikes lying down:
    One bike in the back, seats down, no removing anything, no worries.
    Two bikes in back, removing front wheel of second bike makes it easier.

    Bikes standing up, seat post slamed or pulled, front wheel removed, two bikes + camping gear or max 4 bikes, maybe 5 havent tried (best way for us to get 5 dudes and bikes somewhere, other car takes 3 ppl and 1 bike)

    I like having the bike(s) inside and locked so going to grab a bite you don't worry about it, and also in case of winter you don't get salt etc on your bikes...

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    08 Mazda 3. Front wheel off, rear seats folded down.



    ...but not anymore since I got the Kuat rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warped_Mind
    08 Mazda 3. Front wheel off, rear seats folded down.



    ...but not anymore since I got the Kuat rack.
    How do you like the Kuat? They seem good and light. What model?

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    Wow...some very clever setups here! I'm impressed at the resourcefulness of mountain bikers...
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    I used to transport my bike in the trunk of my 88 Honda Prelude (with the back seat folded down) but it only fit *just so* and was kind of a pain in the ass to get it in and out, and it would keep yanking one of my speaker wires out. It was kinda funny to see people watch me stuff it into such a little car, though.

    Then my uncle found an old bike rack in his shed and gave it to me so now I can deploy rapidly and it's only a mild PITA to get into the trunk, which I rarely need to do anyway.
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    Minivans rule...

    This was a loaded down van. Four bikes, four people for two days. All our clothes, gear and bikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroack
    This was a loaded down van. Four bikes, four people for two days. All our clothes, gear and bikes.

    Doesn't even look crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja
    Doesn't even look crowded.
    That's the huge problem with Minivans. There so freak'n roomy! Try looking for anything else that gets 23mpg and Costs 10-12k, can run mountains just fine and has the same amount of storage as a minivan. You can't. Just wish they could make one that looked a little cooler.

    Ah well...

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    Currently have my small mojo in the back seat of a dodge intrepid. Oh thank god I drive a vehicle that can haul a bike without having to go through the hassel of loading it up in a sedan.
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    three bikes, three riders and all gear for weekend riding packed in Honda Jazz/Fit... Tetris skills come handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by misuge
    three bikes, three riders and all gear for weekend riding packed in Honda Jazz/Fit... Tetris skills come handy
    Respect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroack
    Respect....
    +1 for making due

    The average manifest consumption American carrying that load would spend $10,000 more for a land yaht, and spend $2000 more a year on fuel, but dead head (driving a empty truck) to work alone most of the time.

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    2002 Audi A4 sedan. I can get the bike in the trunk, both wheels off... stem/bars removed... ugh.

    So the answer is really no, unless I drop the back seat, then I can get the bike in there front wheel off and much wrestling.

    ... so I got a hitch rack setup. I was going to do that anyway.

    I was hoping the trunk was a bit bigger so I could stash my bike in there wheels off. I suppose I could do that if I got a steerer tube clamp under the stem to keep my headset adjustment. I had a MK2 and MK3 Jetta, and both cars I could stash my bike and bike gear in the trunk safely... and with the back seat up. Total stealth.

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    2002 Audi allroad 2.7Twin Turbo

    Bikes inside:

    a) 2010 Giant Anthem X2 (16")
    b) 2006 Santa Cruz Blur (18")

    I got this car mainly because it can fit our bikes(possibly even three!)...and of course, the Porsche passing power, Dune Buggy-like steep hill and high-speed snow abilities:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedreamer
    Driving a Subaru Impreza 5-door. Two bikes (with the wheels off) will fit inside, in an upright position. Hell, I was able to do that in my Honda Civic hatchback.
    --> Of the 3 other cars I've owned the Imprezza so far has been the worst fitting of them all. I have an '09 and there just isn't a lot of room from floor - ceiling. Even my '94 2Dr. Oldsmobile Cutlass fit a bike with less hassles. I would just take the front wheel off and slide it in the back seat - the leather helped too.
    - Also had a '91 (i think) Golf 4 door, never tried but I think I could have easily fit 3 bikes with the wheels off. What I loved about this car was the bikes went right in upright without banging against the plastic and cloth upholstery
    - Wife has a 2004 Focus ZX5, little easier than the subaru fiitting a bike b/c of the interior roof clearance.

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    Wink

    2 Bungie cords, then tie the back wheel done in under a minute
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    2000 Subaru Impreza Sedan

    Frame in the back seat, wheels in the trunk
    No moss...

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    I generally throw my bikes in the back of the Raptor but I can fit my KHS XC-104 and my wife's Trek Hybrid in the back of her 09' Buick Enclave. It's not the best fit but it works.
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    2010 Subaru Forester fits one 29er HT laying down with wheels on, but not nearly as easy as my pickup truck was. Need to buy a good rack for multi-bike trips, but can't decide roof or hitch rack.
    Get off the couch and ride! :)

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    Honda Fit I have roof racks but due to wind drag I transport the bikes inside the cab on longer trips (1 hr +).
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    fits goooood......




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    I have a 01 Deville that wont fit anything. I have to take me wife's 04 Yukon XL to fit my 29er...and it goes inside. In a week or 2 I'll be buying a Outback in which it will probably go on the roof.
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    '05 WRX sedan, I can fit my '01 yukon se (17") in the back seat with the front tire off, my '10 XTC 1 (18") won't

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    I'm surprised I haven't seen any Xterras in this thread yet.

    Anyways, the Xterra is nice for this because it has two rails that you can mount stuff to in the back hatch. Perfect for installing a bike rack...



    A few necessary parts that can all be had for cheap...



    Didn't take very long.



    Comfortably fits two bikes. 99% of the time it will just be my own, but it's nice to have the option of the second. When the one bike is in there, I will often car camp next to it on the other side, which works out perfectly!



    Still lots of room to move the front seats back.
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    07 cobalt, in trunk with seats folded down and front wheel off.

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    1999 GMC Suburban.
    I can fit a ton of bikes in it, but I love how I can fit one bike on its side, withour having to remove the wheels, or seatpost.
    What smaller (wagon like) vehicles offer this option? I love the ease of load-in, load-out, and the fact that the bike is stable during transport on its side.



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    My bike fits in the trunk of my Toyota Camry. I have to remove the front wheel, but I prefer to travel with the bike this way instead of worrying about it on the rack. There's still plenty of room for other stuff in the trunk.

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    1997 FZJ80. put the back seats down and my bike fits no problems.
    how durable a bike or component is usually has a lot to do with how heavy and ugly it is.

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    My Honda Jazz/Fit again, this time with one bike, without removing the wheels...
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    I only did that once. It easily fits in the trunk of my Sentra, but that car has a roof rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkumtrider
    Anyone try the new Ford Fiesta yet?
    Well I did a quick test while test driving a hatchback version of the 2011 fiesta.
    With the rear seats folded down my medium pivot mach 429 fits fine with just both wheels off.

    I will do some more testing once I pick up my car, but from the looks of it with careful packing and some padding 2 bikes and gear should be doable.

    I will be looking into roof or hitch rack options though.

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    Mazda capella

    02 Mazda Capella. I can easily throw my bike in without taking anything off. Got a large rubber mat to protect the upholstry and has paid off, as when it needs a clean out I can just shake the mat off and it's good.
    For carrying passengers and 2+ bikes, I reccommend something with more grunt than a 2.0 litre car as it starts to get pretty slack with that much cargo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piston honda
    I can fit several bikes in the back of my Defender- no problem!
    that's your everyday vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    1999 GMC Suburban.
    I can fit a ton of bikes in it, but I love how I can fit one bike on its side, withour having to remove the wheels, or seatpost.
    What smaller (wagon like) vehicles offer this option? I love the ease of load-in, load-out, and the fact that the bike is stable during transport on its side.


    Lol, just to go in the opposite direction, here's my road bike - in the back of my Prius. :-)



    Here's 2 road bikes in the back of a Prius - https://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...ml#post1112595



    To even things out, if you're carrying a *lot* of bikes, here's a similar vehicle - can't quite match the carrying capacity of this thing in my Prius. :-)



    P.S. Oh, nope, found a similar pic from a Prius, lol -
    https://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...sportrack.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRivers
    Lol, just to go in the opposite direction, here's my road bike - in the back of my Prius. :-)
    lol - That's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    lol - That's awesome!
    Yeah. :-)

    Not as sure about fitting a mountain bike in there though. I bet my 26" mountain bike would fit, but I doubt a 29er with bigger fatter tires would fit...it's a tight squeeze with the road bike...

    Anyone actually tried it? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    1999 GMC Suburban.
    I can fit a ton of bikes in it, but I love how I can fit one bike on its side, withour having to remove the wheels, or seatpost.
    What smaller (wagon like) vehicles offer this option? I love the ease of load-in, load-out, and the fact that the bike is stable during transport on its side.


    I frequently have two bikes whole, nothing taken off, in my Subaru Outback. Done it with two mountain bikes, two TT bikes (with aero bars in place), road bikes, and various combinations of the above. Usually have the rear seat folded down anyway. Definitely nice to not have to hassle with taking apart the bike just to transport and also having it secured inside the car for safety.

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    2011 Nissan Juke; 2 mountain bikes in back with the seats down and front wheels off. I'm looking for something outside (roof, hatch, or hitch). The roof rack has to carry surfboards and a kayak too. Not all at once. I've heard terrible things about hatch/trunk racks. There is no receiver hitch made for Juke yet. If anybody has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

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    I can fit 3 bikes laying down with the front wheels off....



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    Found a receiver hitch for the Juke. A company called CURT sells a 1-1/4" receiver with a #2000 tow capacity and a #200 tongue weight. Nissan says the Juke can't tow but I don't think they will mind if I hang a couple of bikes off the back.

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    Ford Tranzit + bikes

    4 snowbikes
    or 4 or 5 recumbents
    but the record was 6 bikes (some of them 19") + 6 people. All bikes without any dismounting.

    or 4 kayaks inside + 4 people: http://mur.rajce.idnes.cz/2008-05-01.../#DSC00034.JPG
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    My Turner fits in the hatch inside my Z4 M Coupe...Bike is a large Turner Burner w/100mm fork.






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    Used to get 2 bikes into a Ford focus Zetec easy as pies, but just upgraded to the XR5 model and the boot space is a whole lot shallower, meaning that if you want to fit those same two bikes in, theres a whole lot of mission as the height impedes a lot, and the seats don't fold down as well. Stick to the zetec!

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    Amazing to see a xr4ti. Any mods done to it. Rare cars.

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    We have a Honda Pilot and a Kia Sephia. With some seat reconfiguring, Pumpkin can fit inside both vehicles. Front wheel needs to be taken off for inside the Kia though.
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    any ideas or for a cannondale lefty bike? right now I remove the back wheel and put the bike inside with the back seats down, but I don't want to remove the back wheel anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan_manuel
    any ideas or for a cannondale lefty bike? right now I remove the back wheel and put the bike inside with the back seats down, but I don't want to remove the back wheel anymore.
    Sorry, thats the only way to transport a Lefty Cannondale. The transport impracticality and high-maintenence of the Lefty is the #1 reason why I left the Cannondale arena.
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    Totally agree, some times I want my "normal" quick release front wheel back; but i'm sure there must be some good ideas on how to transport lefty bikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan_manuel
    Totally agree, some times I want my "normal" quick release front wheel back; but i'm sure there must be some good ideas on how to transport lefty bikes...
    Your best solution is expensive: full size truck - no wheels removed.
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    I'd say a Dodge Sprinter is the best solution.

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