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scion hatchback and a road bike

Old 07-29-09, 12:47 AM
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scion hatchback and a road bike

I need to get a new car and I'm looking seriously at the scion Xd, does anyone have one? Does a roadbike fit in back with the seats down?
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Old 07-29-09, 01:23 AM
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Looks iffy, but probably possible if you take both wheels off.

Take your bike the the car yard and try it.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:08 AM
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I have the slightly older model xB, the bike fits pretty well with seats down and front wheel off.

I don't know anyone with an xD but they look nice.
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I once made a cardboard template representing my bike and took it to a Suzuki dealership. I wanted to see if two mountain bikes could stand up inside an Aerio. They could.
Your road bike should fit fine in that Scion.
You may not even need to remove the front wheel. Just turn the bars.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:34 AM
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It fits fine with the front wheel off. Be very careful, because it is easy to scratch the bumper and the inside of the hatch with the forks. My wife loves hers...
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I have an 08 xB and with the front wheel off I can lay a bikedown inside pretty easily....I think I have even had 2 in there at one point. That said I got a hitch for mine and use a hitch rack for my bikes most times.
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Old 07-29-09, 06:15 AM
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i can get a bike in a TC without removing wheels if hte back seat is down. ive done it with my road bike and my big ole niner
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Thanks guys, I've been using my old mountain bike, with bolt frame-wheel attachments. Coupled with the extreme weight of the bike and fitting it all in there it barely fits (I have to move my driving seat forward, dangerous, rarely do it.).

When I get my road bike (next month), I will easily be able to take the front wheel off and slide it in (lighter aswell).

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Old 07-29-09, 06:37 AM
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I can fit my 54cm in the Scion with no problem. If you have a larger frame you might have trouble.
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I have a 2006 xB and my bike fits no problem with the wheels on. Just turn the front wheel 90 degrees and the tire fits behind the front seats.
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Old 07-29-09, 12:36 PM
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THANKS! I knew you guys would come through. Of course now I'm looking really hard at the VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI....
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THANKS! I knew you guys would come through. Of course now I'm looking really hard at the VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI....
Since you're still looking you might also consider the Mazda 3 hatchback.



I love mine and it holds my 58cm bike.
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Old 07-29-09, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Like_Bike View Post
Since you're still looking you might also consider the Mazda 3 hatchback.



I love mine and it holds my 58cm bike.
I was looking at that one as well but the gas mileage is not so good. I've heard they are awesome cars though.
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Get a Honda Element instead. You can easily fit 4 road or MTB bikes inside with the wheels on. :-)
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I was looking at that one as well but the gas mileage is not so good. I've heard they are awesome cars though.
Mine's a 2006 2.3L 5-speed manual and it gets around 31-32 MPG on the highway. It's my commuter car...and yeah, it's an awesome car for the money. Very well put together and a blast to drive.

Good luck whatever you decide on!
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