Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Williamston, MI "Wee-um-stun"
Bikes: Uh... road, mtb, tour, CX (kludged), 3spd, 'bent, tandem, folder (the fam has another, what, 8)
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'85 Cutlass Ciera: only 4-cyl sedan to fit complete bike in trunk?
Can any other 4-cyl sedans out there fit a road bike with both wheels installed into their trunk?
Of all the fairly recent makes of sedan I've known/seen, a 1985 Cutlass Ciera has been the only car that could do this.
Not a Town Car, not a Park Avenue. ...It always makes me sad to remove a front wheel.
The key, I think, is that the Ciera trunk opening extended to the outboard tops of the fenders. The width of the trunk lid is the width of the vehicle. I suppose most (all?) other trunks are inset -- narrower than the vehicle.
I also recall that this car got 29mpg highway and was a pocket rocket in town.
...Not sure many other cars that you can store wheel-installed bikes inside in any location can get 29mpg highway.
...Especially one that might nowadays go for >$1K if you could find a clean southern-states one.
(Some new shorty minivans with collapse-o-seats might come close. ...At the expense of losing seating capacity. And at far greater cost.)