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    Will MTB fit in Dodge Challenger trunk?

    I'm curious if anyone drives a Challenger and transports their bike to the trail in the trunk? I have read conflicting stories of bikes fitting and not. I currently own a Charger which I bought before I started MTB. Fortunately, the Charger will fit my medium size bike without issue. Now that my kids and older and the Charger is getting on in its years, I'm considering a Challenger. The trunk fitting a bike would likely be a deal breaker though.
    The only trace I leave behind is tire marks.

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    Is it a real Challenger or one of the new retread pretend piece of garbage cheap piece of sh¡t ones? If it’s a real Challenger, it’s worth more in your garage than transporting your mountain bike.
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    This thread has a sneaky message/meaning.

    In the movie "The 40 Year Old Virgin", the virgin asks this gal he is hitting on if he can put his bike in her trunk.

    Perhaps the OP is a back door man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    This thread has a sneaky message/meaning.

    In the movie "The 40 Year Old Virgin", the virgin asks this gal he is hitting on if he can put his bike in her trunk.

    Perhaps the OP is a back door man?
    I may try that move in the future.

    This is what I picture the OP looking like prior to, and after this thread.

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    The real question is, does the trunk fit a keg? Mustang does, I couldn't believe it.

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    I have a Fiat 500.. the bike fits in the trunk when I fold down the back seat. Lots of room for gear
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    I have a little Hyundai hatchback and I can fit my 29r in the back, but gotta take the wheels off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Is it a real Challenger or one of the new retread pretend piece of garbage cheap piece of sh¡t ones? If it’s a real Challenger, it’s worth more in your garage than transporting your mountain bike.
    LOL, cranky old man alert! I always considered the e-body trunks smallish, now my 72 Roadrunner, that was a BIG trunk.
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    I think this Challenger has a bigger trunk than the new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    LOL, cranky old man alert! I always considered the e-body trunks smallish, now my 72 Roadrunner, that was a BIG trunk.
    I have motoring passion. The new pretend piece of sh¡t ones are uninspiring bloated masturbated turds design-wise, in addition to being cheaply made and having crappy crash safety ratings (majority of Dodge/Chrysler vehicles are of the same cheapness quality here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I have motoring passion. The new pretend piece of sh¡t ones are uninspiring bloated masturbated turds design-wise, in addition to being cheaply made and having crappy crash safety ratings (majority of Dodge/Chrysler vehicles are of the same cheapness quality here).
    So, you don’t know if his bike will fit into the trunk of a new Challenger...got it.

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    Thank you all for a healthy dose of humor to start my day.

    Now seriously, will it fit or not?
    The only trace I leave behind is tire marks.

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    Okay, to the OP:

    Does the rear seat back in the new Challenger fold down? I'm not familiar with them, but many new cars do. If it does, you have a pretty good shot at fitting it in there. If not, I guess the question is, How much do you want to disassemble the bike? At minimum, I'm betting that you'll need to remove the front wheel. You may also have to loosen the stem and turn the bars sideways to the fork. After that you may have to remove one pedal and/or the rear wheel. How much are you willing to work?

    You may want to just put a receiver hitch on the car and use a hitch mounted bike rack, as Dirtjunkie suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Okay, to the OP:

    Does the rear seat back in the new Challenger fold down? I'm not familiar with them, but many new cars do. If it does, you have a pretty good shot at fitting it in there. If not, I guess the question is, How much do you want to disassemble the bike? At minimum, I'm betting that you'll need to remove the front wheel. You may also have to loosen the stem and turn the bars sideways to the fork. After that you may have to remove one pedal and/or the rear wheel. How much are you willing to work?

    You may want to just put a receiver hitch on the car and use a hitch mounted bike rack, as Dirtjunkie suggested.
    Yep. They fold down. I take off the front wheel to get the bike in my Charger with the seats down. Anything beyond that it too much work for my lazy arse. The truck space is rated 16.5 cubic feet for the Charger and 16.2 for the Challenger, being so close I think it has a good chance, hence my post. The receiver hitch has no chance, however, I'd go with a different car first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    I consider a bike test-fit a important part of any test-drive.
    Truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I may try that move in the future.

    This is what I picture the OP looking like prior to, and after this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Is it a real Challenger or one of the new retread pretend piece of garbage cheap piece of sh¡t ones? If it’s a real Challenger, it’s worth more in your garage than transporting your mountain bike.
    Lol
    I almost went there. Too many followers of the new gen Challengers. Half of which are clueless of the heritage. I owned a 1971 CUDA e-body so I can vouch for what will and will definitely not fit in the old trunks. Not many realize the new Challengers design cues have more from the old CUDA than the the old Challengers. Look at the nose cone and hood section on the old to new. It lends itself to the old CUDA design. The tail lights on the new Challengers are like the old Challengers. Look at the “slight crease” that runs the length of the side of the car on the new Challengers. Identical to the CUDA body. The old Challengers had a huge bulbous crease that ran that length. Sorry my 2¢ put forth.

    Back to our small trunk issue at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Lol
    I almost went there. Too many followers of the new gen Challengers. Half of which are clueless of the heritage. I owned a 1971 CUDA e-body so I can vouch for what will and will definitely not fit in the old trunks. Not many realize the new Challengers design cues have more from the old CUDA than the the old Challengers. Look at the nose cone and hood section on the old to new. It lends itself to the old CUDA design. The tail lights on the new Challengers are like the old Challengers. Look at the “slight crease” that runs the length of the side of the car on the new Challengers. Identical to the CUDA body. The old Challengers had a huge bulbous crease that ran that length. Sorry my 2¢ put forth.

    Back to our small trunk issue at hand.
    I'm with you and Leopold, the classics can never be replaced. I had a 72 Nova I inherited
    from my grandfather. I had so much fun in that car and miss it dearly. If I didn't have kids to cart around, I would have bought a classic daily over my Charger, but safety first.

    Wow, 71 Cuda! Wasn't that the most desired of the Plymouth muscle cars? (Most of my friends drove Chevys) What became of it? My folks sold the Nova to my dismay.

    Your observations are pretty spot on about the design cues. The designs had so much artistry back then, how is it with all this technology we don't even come close to great designs anymore. It gets depressing looking around at car options today. But I do appreciate getting back to old, school HP with the Hemi. Too bad the roads are filled with ubiquitous white, grey and black SUVs that always seem to get in my way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad.Mtb View Post
    Wow, 71 Cuda! Wasn't that the most desired of the Plymouth muscle cars? (Most of my friends drove Chevys) What became of it? My folks sold the Nova to my dismay.

    Your observations are pretty spot on about the design cues. The designs had so much artistry back then, how is it with all this technology we don't even come close to great designs anymore. It gets depressing looking around at car options today. But I do appreciate getting back to old, school HP with the Hemi. Too bad the roads are filled with ubiquitous white, grey and black SUVs that always seem to get in my way.
    Mine wasn't a highly desired HEMI or 440 Six Pack car. Nor was it an original 340 car. It was originally a 318 car that I converted to a 340. I bought it from the original owner, an old couple in their 70’s. It was her car, she drove it daily to work just 5 miles away in San Diego. They bought in 1971 just a mile down the road from their house at a Mission Valley Plymouth dealer. It was in the dealer showroom as a show piece so it they did a dealer installed dual scoop hood that the CUDA’s had. It was painted in the highly desired [in the mopar world] B5 Blue. Which was a light blue metallic. It had a torque flight automatic with a console shifted slap stick shifter.

    It sat in the driveway of this house for years. She was retired for several years before I bought it in 1994. I drove by that house daily for several years as it was in my neighborhood. I always thought about stopping and asking if they’d sell it. I never did, one Friday night I drive by and it was sitting in the driveway as usual. The next morning I had a wild hair to go for a run at the park. I’m driving by that house at 7 am and here it was out in the street with a for sale sign in the windshield. I couldn’t hit the brakes quick enough. Walked up and talked to the old man who told me the story of his wife driving it for years only to work and back and that she didn’t want to sell it, he forced her to. He said she was in love with it and every day she had people wanting to race her. LOL

    I took it for a test drive with him in the passenger seat, I’m drooling the whole time wondering how much they wanted. I finally asked how much? He says, we would like to get $2,500. I’m still driving along and my jaw about dropped. I gave it a few minutes and said, well it does drive nice, I can do $2,500. I parked it and told him to give me a few hours and I’ll have the money.

    The car was all original except they had done a recent re-paint in the same stock B5 Blue. It also had original rare houndstooth interior. I’m going to have to dig out some photos of that car.
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