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Old 06-13-2009, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What have you fit in the back of your Metro? (Bike?)

I had someone send me this e-mail on metrompg.com:

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Hey there!
I've been enjoying reading your website and I noticed in one article you mention that you load your mountain bike *inside* the metro. I'm considering buying a similar vehicle, and this is a primary concern for me: will my bike fit?

I have been searching all over the internet for some sort of data on the size of the space behind the front seats. Do you think you could take some measurements for me? Or even just send a photo of your bike loaded into the car? Thanks so much!

Evan ***
Hopeful future Metro owner
Can any other Metro owners chip in?

I have had my mountain bike inside. I think it's a 17.5 inch frame (could be mistaken). Both wheels (26 in.) off.

I also moved to the east coast for 4 months this past winter and brought everything I needed inside the car (minus the rear seat, which I left behind). Car was stuffed to the roof, with a "hole" down the top of the pile for rear view vision.

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Old 06-13-2009, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I rode a bike to buy mine, and it went inside just fine. With a quick release front wheel, a bike will go into most cars. My classic touring bike fits a dodge dart trunk, ferinstance.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine is the 4 door so putting the bike in is much easier than the 2 door (I think). I do remove both wheels and everything goes in nice and easy with road bike (I haven't tried the Mtn bike yet) . I can leave the rear wheel on and fit it in my Accord (much more room).
I'm assuming he is looking for 2 dr?
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Two GMA sized pallets inside, and a third on the roof. No, the hatch didn't close
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a Chevy Sprint, with the back seat folded down it was no problem to load up at least two bicycles. I currently have the 4 door sedan Suzuki Swift, and without putting the back seat down we managed to once shoehorn a Huffy AND a 26 inch roadbike into the trunk... Front tires may have come off, this was 8 years ago.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bike fits fine in the back of my saturn. Usually I just take off the front wheel. Some larger bikes I take off the seat too.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here's with the rear wheel still on, the front seat is almost all the way forward. Not passenger friendly, but do-able (if the passenger doesn't mind knees against the dashboard).

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My bike fits in my 1998 Metro with the front wheel off.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You'd be surprised.

Take one Geo Metro,
Remove back seat, remove front passenger seat,
Go to friends house where they just chopped down some tall pine,
Help friend cut and split wood,
Fill Geo and drive home,
Not very fast.
I got 3/4 cord in the Geo once. I wouldn't recommend it though. I never got out of third gear.
Luckily I only had to go 5 miles.
And all of a sudden,
POOF
no kids,
no wife,
no neighbors,
I got to unload it all by myself and stack it in the backyard
all by myself.
When necessary a Metro will carry a Ford 351W (medium sized V8) and a 727 Torqueflite (big Chrysler) transmission.
It doesn't like that either.
or


Help a friend from the side of the road.

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