mikeymo wrote:Preferably electric (the car).
I'll probably need to change my car soon. Some of my commutes aren't really bikeable, except the last few miles. I've got access to a Honda Jazz. Which I can get the bike in with the front wheel off. Though I'm not crazy about the car itself.
My ideal car is a traditional flat back estate. I'd like something small/medium with lowish fuel consumption.
Anybody got any suggestions for a car that's easy to get a bike in and out of? Anybody got a Leaf?
depends largely on budget. I mean I'd go Volvo every day of the week - by far the most comfortable thing to drive and with their hybrid engine (if it's in budget) it's a great cheap to run choice. We have an XC60 and love EVERY mile.
that being said, my company car is a 1.5tdci Focus, which whilst being the most boring car ever made, does fit my road bike in the back without removing anything...can't fit anything else in the back but it does go in.
I've been thinking of the same thing as you - and interestingly, people give largely the same responses of "take both wheels off and it'll fit in anything" or "just get a tow rack" or similar. BUT if you actually want to put your bike in a car these replies aren't great.
If you want the bike upright, you're very limited, not many vehicles will have the head-height to do that even with front wheel off.
You could, think slightly outside the box and go for a transit tourneo connect, I think you can just about get the bike in without taking anything off.
plenty of other van type cars similar.
Personally, i'm going the VW T5 route for bike duties and then keeping the company car for the dull stuff. But all down to what you want to spend and what you really want it to do for you.