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   Old Thread  #22 15 Apr 2019 at 9.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Have used many different cars for fishing including a Mini (now that was a jigsaw), the best are estates, then hatchbacks but if you really want to stick with a saloon and don't mind going a bit bigger in size what about a Mercedes E200/250D, very economical, when I had one and was using 9ft Scopes everything went in the boot and if your lucky enough to find one where the rear seats fold down.... I now use a Mercedes ML, its a car, fold the seats down and its a van.
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   Old Thread  #21 15 Apr 2019 at 6.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Had a 320 last year , great drive but not a great fishing car imo . Seats didn't fold on my one either.
Chopped it in for a Volvo estate & wouldn't go back in a hurry.
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   Old Thread  #20 15 Apr 2019 at 4.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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225/25/??Y ?
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   Old Thread  #19 15 Apr 2019 at 12.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a relatively new 3 series and it is fine for one set of gear. Great car but a word of warning, check out the tyre sizes prior to purchase. Even though it is on factory alloys, they are an obscure size and the tyres are knocking on £200 a corner.
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   Old Thread  #18 15 Apr 2019 at 8.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Be careful when buying a 3 series salon as the back seats don't fold down as standard, it is an optional extra to have rear folding seats.



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   Old Thread  #17 15 Apr 2019 at 7.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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3 series tourers look much nicer than the saloon. Save yourself the worry and get one. Ive got one and tbh they arent massive but they're a lot more practical than a saloon. Get a 340i one as well and you have all the car you'll ever need
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   Old Thread  #16 15 Apr 2019 at 6.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Get everything in my 320 saloon except barrow.
If I didnít take kitchen sink I could probably squeeze it in
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   Old Thread  #15 14 Apr 2019 at 10.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
MK 2 ford focus.

Standard size bedchair lives in the boot out of site as it has a parcel shelf.

Rods in front passenger seat.

Carryall in the boot.

Never found the need for anything bigger.

Before this, Renault Clio, before than Renault 5. Never found the need for a carp van or even an estate car.
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   Old Thread  #14 14 Apr 2019 at 8.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes bedchair fits in boot
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   Old Thread  #13 14 Apr 2019 at 8.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use an old 2002 320d estate now just for fishing. Gets my barrow and large bed in with all night gear with no issues ( tight fit but I always take to much gear )Folding rear seats. Paid £600 with 12 months Mot. Had it 6 months with zero issues. Good work horses

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   Old Thread  #12 14 Apr 2019 at 8.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My answer is buy a hatchback, plenty of comfy good quality cars about.
What's drawing you towards a saloon?
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   Old Thread  #11 14 Apr 2019 at 8.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Make sure it has rear folding seats as Iím sure BMW use to charge extra from new for these.
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   Old Thread  #10 14 Apr 2019 at 7.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does a standard size bed chair fit in the boot?
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   Old Thread  #9 14 Apr 2019 at 4.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a 320d mate, get all my kit in no bother , not much room for anything else mind lol, pull the passenger seat forward before reclining, rods sit perfectly as do nets etc , get as much in the boot as posible, ie barrow, cooking kit etc , groundsheets whatever , then buckets , bags back seats. Job Done !
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   Old Thread  #8 14 Apr 2019 at 4.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had a Saab 93 for years and just about managed to get all the gear in.
Would never get enough gear for two in, plus ruined the leather seats in the back scuffing it up.

Now got an old Berlingo, look like postman pat but love the space and best vehicle Iíve had for fishing.
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