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Old 05-27-14, 06:57 PM
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fit bicycle into Chevrolet Spark?

With the front wheel removed, will I be able to fit my traditional steel touring-frame bike into a Chevrolet Spark? I have to rent a car to drive home from an upcoming Great Allegheny Passage bike tour, and Enterprise says I'm getting a Chevy Spark or similar vehicle. Thoughts? The spark is a hatch and the rear seats fold down, so I should be golden, right?
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Visit a Chevrolet dealer that has one on display before you rent this car. Take a tape measure with you. A quick look at the specs for it show the car is a tad more than 11 feet long from bumper to bumper. It is one of the smallest cars on the market. Looking at the picture of the car, 11 feet doesn't leave much room for the back even with the seats folded down.

I had the same question before buying a Scion XB. Would my recumbent trike fit inside with the hatchback closed. I measured the room inside the rear with the seats folded down and it worked. Of course I didn't put the trike in the car. That's better than finding out it will not fit after the fact. I wouldn't suggest riding with the hatchback open as you might end up pulling in exhaust and get carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Old 05-27-14, 08:19 PM
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I have been looking at the Spark and even test drove one. Even with the seats folded down it isn't going to fit with just the front wheel off and I am not sure it will fit with both wheels off. There is only about a foot and a half behind the rear seats if that. Lots of room up front but little room everywhere else.
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I always remove both wheels when putting my bike in my car. That way it fits in the trunk without having to lower the rear seat. My car is Corolla-sized, so bigger than a Spark - but my expectation would be that it would fit in that car with the seat folded.
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Old 05-27-14, 08:29 PM
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My son has a 2012 Corolla and carries his bike in his trunk with the seats folded down with the rear tire on and it's a 62cm frame lol. I am serious when I say there is no room in the back of the Spark. We looked at that specifically when we test drove one in case I ever had to put mine inside. Here is a pic of the room behind the seat and you can see where the hinge point is on the rear seat.

http://image.motortrend.com/f/roadte...cargo-area.jpg

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Old 05-27-14, 09:13 PM
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As a GM guy I'm ashamed I can't keep up with their name changes, I thought that spark was the new name for malibu and until I saw above pic, I was about to post that I put mine in my (slightly bigger than malibu/g6) grand prix seats folded down and front wheel off every day no problem with lots of room to spare but yeah that looks like completely no bueno

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