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Old 12-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #41
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This is one of the options I tested out before buying - wrks the same way our Volvos did for the seat fold down. I may permanently remove the rear headrests since we don't have rear passengers. It can't beat the Volvo 850 wagon for cargo, I had a full sized 3 seater sofa in the back of that car once, but the hatch has a LOT more useable cargo space than most other cars.

Red 2012 looks like you lost no time in making full use of your hatch!
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #42
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Here's my use of the cargo space. We'll see how long it takes all my leather to get covered in sand and surf wax.



Shortboards fit just fine.


9ft longboard, that's fine too. A passenger can even squeeze into the back seat.


Testing the limits at 10ft 4in. It hangs onto the trunk sill, but it fits due to the empty space around the pull down handle of the trunk.

Next up I gotta take a picture of me camped out sleeping in the back. It's pretty comfortable back there.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #43
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stoke I was in Santa Cruz today, beautiful day for some surfing!
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I removed the seat bottoms to open up behind the seats, the only back seat passengers are those that are in the image.



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Old 12-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #45
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I removed the seat bottoms to open up behind the seats, the only back seat passengers are those that are in the image.
I think I'm going to do this also.

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stoke I was in Santa Cruz today, beautiful day for some surfing!
Nice, it sure was.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #46
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Cool Load Length

Hi Guys, Sorry to dig up an older thread - however its my first post so please be kind!

Im thinking of getting a focus, however wanted to check some dimensions as I will regularly us the car to go windsurfing, so ill be testing the load dimensions thoroughly!

Ive googled it, however no joy so I was wondering if any kind sole would be able to measure the maximum load length from the back of the boot (on a hatchback) to the back of the front seat ignoring the seat base which gets in the way abit! This is to see if I can load my sails/masts/booms on one side of the boot, with half the back seat folded flat. However still allowing both front seats to be uncomprimised, and one of the rear seats to be available still!

Obviously if I didnt need the other rear seat, that could be folded flat and stuff could be loaded diagonally, however I am considering having a small sub in the boot behind the smaller half of the rear seats.

Thank you - and if anyone is able to measure this for me there will be alot of good karma flying your way!

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Old 03-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #47
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maximum load length from the back of the boot (on a hatchback) to the back of the front seat ignoring the seat base which gets in the way abit!
The length is approximately 5ft, give or take a few inches depending on how far back the driver's seat is pushed back.

At a diagonal with both seats down, the length is ~6ft.
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Cargo Space with Cover?

Does anyone know the cargo capacity of the hatchback with the seats up and the cover in place? I see on the Ford website that the cargo with the seats up is 23.8 cubic feet, but I'm assuming they're calculating that by measuring all the way to the ceiling.

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Is there a latch or something that holds the bottom rear seat that must be released. I have a 2012 SE without the 60/40 split and I can't for the life of me get the bottom to flip up. I don't think mine flips which is stupid if you ask me. My 2005 fliped with no problem.
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Is there a latch or something that holds the bottom rear seat that must be released. I have a 2012 SE without the 60/40 split and I can't for the life of me get the bottom to flip up. I don't think mine flips which is stupid if you ask me. My 2005 fliped with no problem.
Well on the 60/40 split fold at least the seat base lifts up and flips but you do have to tug on it quite firmly to pull it past the bracket on the floor where it is mounted. I would expect that if the non 60-40 split rear seat did fold away it would be in a similar manner, but I'd check the owner's manual for instructions unless its not clearly marked in there.
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