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Old 07-11-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

New guy here, considering a Mazdaspeed 3 when it comes out. I'd like to be able to throw a couple adult mountain bikes in the back if possible (folding the seats is not problem).

Anyone done it? It would be nice to get a quick small car over a CUV.

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Old 07-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

I haven't tried it, but I think if you take off the front wheel, I think you can make it happen. You'll need to fold the seats down though.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

I fit a mountain bike in my sedan with the front wheel off no problem. If my sedan can do it, a hatch sure as shit could as well.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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Bring a bike with you to the dealership and tell a salesman you'd like to "test fit" a hatch!
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:34 PM   #5
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

[quote author=MetalCord link=topic=51253.msg816210#msg816210 date=1152646300]
Bring a bike with you to the dealership and tell a salesman you'd like to "test fit" a hatch!
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yeah, and scuff the interior while your testing the fit, then ask for a discount on the damaged car!
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:37 PM   #6
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

My father took his Orca with him to the dealership when he was looking for a new car. It fit, so he bought the car. lol.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #7
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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=51253.msg816221#msg816221 date=1152646492]
[quote author=MetalCord link=topic=51253.msg816210#msg816210 date=1152646300]
Bring a bike with you to the dealership and tell a salesman you'd like to "test fit" a hatch!
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yeah, and scuff the interior while your testing the fit, then ask for a discount on the damaged car!
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Seriously, I've gone to a dealer with a friend to test fit audio equiptment. As long as you pad everything and aren't trying to force anything, the dealer shouldn't have a problem. Especially if you tell them you won't buy a 3 unless *such and such* fits in it...
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

[quote author=FemGearHead link=topic=51253.msg816237#msg816237 date=1152646660]
My father took his Orca with him to the dealership when he was looking for a new car. It fit, so he bought the car. lol.
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Orca?
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:54 PM   #9
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Default Re: Lame Question - Can you fit a bike in the back of a Mazda 3?

Well, right now I drive a Maxima and I can fit on mountain bike in the back seat, but I do have to remove the front wheel and getting it in and out on leather seats is a bit tricky and sooner or later something might catch and rip.

Me and the wife do quite a bit of biking, and right now, hooking up a trunk mount bike rack everytime is a pain and not that secure (can't go anywhere and leave them on the car). It also tends to scratch the car.

If I could load two of them up in a hatch, that would be awesome. Pass the Maxima onto the wife and drive the MS3.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:55 PM   #10
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It's his latest toy. The bike itself is amazing. It's much lighter than any other mainstream bike out now.




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