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Old 08-18-07, 10:45 PM   #1
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need suggestions for car to put bike inside

I am currently driving a Porsche Boxster but need a car that I can put my roadbike inside. I would like it to be a sport sedan or even a sportscar-(preferably manual trans). Has anybody been able to put a bike in a 3 series BMW or an Audi TT for instance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-18-07, 10:48 PM   #2
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Hitch mount bike rack. Keep the Boxster. I use a Saris on my Miata, and I'm way lower to the ground than a Boxster, and it never bottoms out.
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Generally whenever this topic comes up you get lots of posts from guys who found ways to force feed their bikes into just about any car that you can imagine. I once had a customer who brought me a tandem to work on in a 911 Targa with the top down.

Personally I recently acquired a Honda Element mainly for transporting my bikes but that's not going to meet your sports sedan criteria.
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I am currently driving a Porsche Boxster but need a car that I can put my roadbike inside. I would like it to be a sport sedan or even a sportscar-(preferably manual trans). Has anybody been able to put a bike in a 3 series BMW or an Audi TT for instance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I can easily fit my bike, after front wheel is removed, inside my Firebird. Don't think it's sporty enough for you thought.
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Old 08-19-07, 04:29 AM   #5
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i drive a bmw 335I sedan. and my bike does not fit in the car. well it did but with the front wheel off and the bike upside down in the backseat. wouldn't do it again.
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Hitch mount bike rack. Keep the Boxster. I use a Saris on my Miata, and I'm way lower to the ground than a Boxster, and it never bottoms out.
Have a hitch mount on my miata too. Have a minvan I can fit them in but the miata is a more fun drive to the ride .
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I have a Nissan Sentra and my bikes fit great in the Trunk. For sports sedan get the model with the 2.5 liter.
My other car is a 3/4 ton Chevy, they fit easily there too.
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I am currently driving a Porsche Boxster but need a car that I can put my roadbike inside. I would like it to be a sport sedan or even a sportscar-(preferably manual trans). Has anybody been able to put a bike in a 3 series BMW or an Audi TT for instance.
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Here is how I haul my bike sometimes. It will run on regular if you can get by with 30-40 less HP.

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y23...t=1a877448.pbw
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Old 08-24-07, 09:08 AM   #11
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Here is how I haul my bike sometimes. It will run on regular if you can get by with 30-40 less HP.

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y23...t=1a877448.pbw
How long does it take you to disassemble and to assemble the bike?
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Old 08-24-07, 09:18 AM   #12
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i've got a fork block in the back of my 90 Civic Wagon. probably not sporty enough for you.

my 67 Jaguar 420G has a trunk big enough for several bikes. or bodies. i could probably fit 10-12, if i had an axe and some trash bags. but it's kind of big - fast, but not sporting.

so i'd go with a "trunk" (engine cover?) rack.

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http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y23...t=1a877448.pbw
since the introduction of the C5, each year's Corvette has had more trunk volume than a Lincoln Town Car of the same year.
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Old 08-24-07, 10:26 AM   #13
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Get an old Astro. Plenty of room and cheap enough that you won't have to sell the Boxster.

Or if you want I've got an '83 Bonneville Wagon you can buy. It's got plenty of room.
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Old 08-24-07, 10:40 AM   #14
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http://www.rahul.net/dennisp/boxster/boxster-rts.shtml


http://www.birdautomotive.com/BikeRack.htm



Personally, I've got a Subaru wagon but will likely put a hitch or buy a Saris Bones for the Miata.
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Old 08-24-07, 10:53 AM   #15
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I used to transport my bike in my Fiero WITH a passenger. I would stick it through the moonroof and have the rear tire rest on the center counsel. My friend would have to shift for me, though; we had the same shifting style so it was no problem.
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Old 08-24-07, 11:52 AM   #16
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Thats two full sized mtn bikes in there, one full sus, one hardtail.
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Subaru Legacy wagon or Outback wagon.
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Old 08-24-07, 01:27 PM   #18
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That's two full-sized mountain bikes in there. Both Full suspension.
Let's see a picture of that.
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Old 08-24-07, 01:29 PM   #19
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Let's see a picture of that.
I also would like to see that photo. Maybe he meant in those mountains in the background.
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Old 08-24-07, 02:19 PM   #20
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No, I meant exactly what I wrote.

That's two full-sized mountain bikes in there. Both Full suspension. There's also a roof rack, my camera backpack and assorted other goodies.







Holy crap. Thats awesome. Where did you put the other person though?
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Old 08-24-07, 08:54 PM   #21
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You might think about an Audi A3. It's a nice-looking sport wagon. I bet you could get a bike in there if you took the front wheel off.
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Holy crap. Thats awesome. Where did you put the other person though?
They meet you there.
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You might think about an Audi A3. It's a nice-looking sport wagon. I bet you could get a bike in there if you took the front wheel off.
That is a cool-looking Audi model. It would probably hold a bike or two if packed carefully.
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