"Giraffe-Friendly" Cars

I hope to buy a new car sometime in the half year, and I wanted to make sure I
could fit a 6 foot giraffe unicycle in it. (You see, I also hope to some day own
a 6 foot giraffe unicycle.)

I know many compact sedans now have a back seat that folds down. What are
your experiences regarding different cars. How about the BMW 3 series (like
I’m really going get that)? What about a Toyota Corolla? Will the giraffe
fit in that?

Please share your findings, so I (and other like me) don’t buy a car which will
be deficiently long before it stops functioning.

Re: “Giraffe-Friendly” Cars

41FELBER@cua.edu wrote:
> I hope to buy a new car sometime in the half year, and I wanted to make sure I
> could fit a 6 foot giraffe unicycle in it. (You see, I also hope to some day
> own a 6 foot giraffe unicycle.)
>
> I know many compact sedans now have a back seat that folds down. What are
> your experiences regarding different cars. How about the BMW 3 series (like
> I’m really going get that)? What about a Toyota Corolla? Will the giraffe fit
> in that?
>
> Please share your findings, so I (and other like me) don’t buy a car which
> will be deficiently long before it stops functioning.

Hi,

My car is a Metro - I’m not sure if that would mean much to you but, rest
assured, we have some pretty small cars over here in the UK and the Metro is one
of the smallest.

Anyways, a 6ft giraffe fits in it quite comfortably (without altering the seat
height or removing bits). This is because, as you’ve said, the back seat folds
down but, being a 3-door car, the front seats also lean forward allowing people
to jump into the back. I just lean the passenger seat forward and have the uni
lie diagonally through the length of the car - saddle on the back of the
passenger seat, wheel in the boot (trunk).

Oh, and the back seat’s got a 60:40 split so there’s still room for a passenger.

Regards, Mark.


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Re: “Giraffe-Friendly” Cars

I have a Holden Nova, which is exactly the same as a Corolla except its $2000
cheaper and has different badges on it (some of the engine parts have toyota
written on them!) It’s not that great for transporting my 5 and a half foot
giraffe. even with the seat taken off, it won’t fit in the boot, and thus I have
to put it across the back seats or fold down the rear seats. Buy a kombi van.
More room than you could ever need! Nic

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 41FELBER@cua.edu wrote:

> I hope to buy a new car sometime in the half year, and I wanted to make sure I
> could fit a 6 foot giraffe unicycle in it. (You see, I also hope to some day
> own a 6 foot giraffe unicycle.)
>
> I know many compact sedans now have a back seat that folds down. What are
> your experiences regarding different cars. How about the BMW 3 series (like
> I’m really going get that)? What about a Toyota Corolla? Will the giraffe fit
> in that?
>
> Please share your findings, so I (and other like me) don’t buy a car which
> will be deficiently long before it stops functioning.