Date: 20 Jul 2003 22:33:52 GMT From: Gary Fritz <fritzxxxnopsamrii.com> Subject: Re: 2000 9-5 wagon ($18595.) 47k miles or 1999 9-5 wagon ($15950.) same milage -Which is best ?
Larry Jandro <usenetnopsamVETHISljvideo.com> wrote: > I used to get two adult bikes into the back of my 1985 900T, and > could close the hatch, so I'm sure they'll fit into a wagon with much > less trouble. Not necessarily. I have an '02 9-5 Aero wagon. Loading stuff like bikes into the wagon is MUCH harder than loading into a hatchback, since you have to load it more horizontally. A hatchback provides a more horizontal opening, allowing you to drop stuff into it. I have an unconventional bike (a recumbent, see http://www.ransbikes.com/2003Lineup/VRex.htm) and I can get it in no problem. But that's because I can take advantage of the wheels to "roll" it in on its side. I haven't tried to put a second adult bike in there, but putting my kid's 20" bike on top is a challenge. I also find my Aero has less room in the rear than either my old 900 or 9000. The recumbent bike is a much tighter fit than it was in either of those cars. Gary