2012 Mazda 3: Will The Bike Fit?
January 03, 2012
You knew it was coming, so here it is: How easily does a bicycle fit in our new Mazda 3?
In this case The Wife and I stopped by the bike shop, while out running errands, to pick up my hardtail deuce-niner which had some work done on its fork. So it wasn't just simply "will the bike fit?" but rather "will the bike fit with The Wife in the passenger seat?"
Hatchback and folding rear seats make it pretty easy, but I would have to remove that cargo cover.
Slide the front passenger seat forward a bit to accommodate the rear tire, and the bike was in. It's been said before but I'll say it again: Gotta love hatchbacks. The Wife didn't have quite the leg room she wanted, but hey, she's used to making sacrifices for my cycling habits.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 3,613 miles.