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Old 04-04-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
George
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Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

Does the 850 saloon have folding rear seats? Would I be able to fit a
mountain bike in the boot of saloon, maybe with the seats down it
would be ok?
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Old 04-04-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
Bev A. Kupf
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 02:06:44 +0100,
George (George@spam.trap) wrote:
> Does the 850 saloon have folding rear seats?


No.

> Would I be able to fit a
> mountain bike in the boot of saloon, maybe with the seats down it
> would be ok?


A bike-rack attaches nicely to the boot. Also, I have managed to
fit a bike inside the 850 (after taking the front wheel off).

Beverly
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

"Bev A. Kupf" wrote:
>
> On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 02:06:44 +0100,
> George (George@spam.trap) wrote:
> > Does the 850 saloon have folding rear seats?

>
> No.
>
> > Would I be able to fit a
> > mountain bike in the boot of saloon, maybe with the seats down it
> > would be ok?

>
> A bike-rack attaches nicely to the boot. Also, I have managed to
> fit a bike inside the 850 (after taking the front wheel off).
>
> Beverly
> --
> Many a smale maketh a grate -- Geoffrey Chaucer


Every 850 sedan (saloon) I've ever seen has folding rear seats - and
I've put a bike in my more or less identical S70 with the rear seats
folded.

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Old 04-05-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
Bev A. Kupf
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 08:10:49 -0400,
Mike F ("mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett) wrote:
> Every 850 sedan (saloon) I've ever seen has folding rear seats - and
> I've put a bike in my more or less identical S70 with the rear seats
>


Interesting. I know the rear seats in our S70 do fold down, and was
pretty sure that they don't fold down in our 850, but truth be told,
I haven't actually looked -- I've just sort of assumed that they don't.

I may very well be mistaken, and will post the outcome here in a
couple hours.

Beverly
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

Heck, I've transported a single bed mattress in my 850 "boot" (read:trunk),
with the lid closed and seats folded....to the amazement of the guys on the
loading dock...LOL
K

1993 850 GLT in 601 RED @ 280,000km (OK, so there's no A/C anymore...)


"Bev A. Kupf" <bevakupf@myhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 08:10:49 -0400,
> Mike F ("mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett) wrote:
>> Every 850 sedan (saloon) I've ever seen has folding rear seats - and
>> I've put a bike in my more or less identical S70 with the rear seats
>>

>
> Interesting. I know the rear seats in our S70 do fold down, and was
> pretty sure that they don't fold down in our 850, but truth be told,
> I haven't actually looked -- I've just sort of assumed that they don't.
>
> I may very well be mistaken, and will post the outcome here in a
> couple hours.
>
> Beverly
> --
> Many a smale maketh a grate -- Geoffrey Chaucer



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Old 04-05-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

George <George@spam.trap> wrote:

> Would I be able to fit a mountain bike in the boot of saloon


An unrelated question:

In the USA they say race cars are running nose-to-tail or in traffic
they are running bumper-to-bumper.

In the UK do they say race cars are running boot-to-bonnet?
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 11:48:35 -0400, Stephen Henning <pighash@aol.com>
wrote:

> George <George@spam.trap> wrote:
>
>> Would I be able to fit a mountain bike in the boot of saloon

>
>An unrelated question:
>
>In the USA they say race cars are running nose-to-tail or in traffic
>they are running bumper-to-bumper.
>
>In the UK do they say race cars are running boot-to-bonnet?


No we usually say bumper to bumper. Never heard anybody say
boot-to-bonnet.

So what is the answer to my question, do the rear seats fold on a
vovlo 850. Conflicting replies here. I cant imagine them not being
folding on some models and folding on others.

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Old 04-06-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?


"George" <George@spam.trap> wrote in message
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> Does the 850 saloon have folding rear seats? Would I be able to fit a
> mountain bike in the boot of saloon, maybe with the seats down it
> would be ok?


Yes- roughly 60:40.

Tim..


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Old 04-06-2005, 09:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?

George <George@spam.trap> wrote:

> So what is the answer to my question, do the rear seats fold on a
> vovlo 850. Conflicting replies here. I cant imagine them not being
> folding on some models and folding on others.


"My '93 850 sedan/saloon had a rear seat that had a center section that
folded down exposing port through which you could put skis or a movie
screen through. There was no way you could put a bicycle in the trunk
and the back seat. There was bicycle rack that fit in the trailer hitch.

On 850 estates/station wagons, there are 60/40 rear seats that fold down
flat. You can easily carry a bicycle in it. The other day I carried a
10' pipe inside my 850 wagon.

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Old 04-06-2005, 17:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Does the 850 saloon have folding seats?


"Tim.." <the.farm.hates.spam@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>
> "George" <George@spam.trap> wrote in message
> news:0tm351lq84jouvogs3g3afduv6gk6jb9u4@4ax.com...
>> Does the 850 saloon have folding rear seats? Would I be able to fit a
>> mountain bike in the boot of saloon, maybe with the seats down it
>> would be ok?

>
> Yes- roughly 60:40.
>
> Tim..


Wrong - only estates (wagons) have folding seats. Saloons (sedans) have
fixed rear seating except for the "cubby-hole" as mentioned by Stephen.

Cheers, Peter.



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