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      12-11-2007 07:30 PM #1
      There have been a couple occasions when I had to spend the night in the car. The car I have now, a civic coupe, is probably the worst car to sleep in. Since I usually sleep on my stomach, a car with a backseat that folds flush with the trunk bed would be ideal.

      What car/suv would you recommend for sleepability? No vans or campers allowed!


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      12-11-2007 07:31 PM #2
      Station wagons with a mattress in the back...fun times

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      12-11-2007 07:33 PM #3
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      12-11-2007 07:33 PM #4
      Honda Element.

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      12-11-2007 07:37 PM #5
      I got a 6" thick foam matterss from Ikea a few years back after not being satisified with various blow-up WalMart specials. I originally used it in my 4Runner and Pop's Caravan. I've since used it in the subie a couple of times and it works really well when you scoot the seats up. Basically anything where the seats fold flat and you have a 6' x 4' x 4' space, you've got enough room for your and your lady friend . Really beats sleeping in a tent.
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      12-11-2007 07:37 PM #6
      learning when to ask your girl for forgiveness will work wonders for your sleeping life but i second the element that things looks comfy as hell

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      12-11-2007 07:37 PM #7
      My Blazer would be ok to sleep in with the rear seats folded down.
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    8. 12-11-2007 07:39 PM #8
      I had to sleep in a friend's '06 760il when another friend lost their apartment keys... it was not bad at all...

    9. 12-11-2007 07:39 PM #9
      I go with ford explorers on this one. I have slept in the back of my old explorer more times than I can remember, and it was comfy. Even on the nights I wasn't alone!

    10. 12-11-2007 07:40 PM #10
      96 passat wagon FTW
      i would love an awd 850 volvo with some nut (under the hood you pervs) and a pad to sleep on..lol
      like this


      Modified by shepworldwide at 3:54 PM 12-11-2007

    11. 12-11-2007 07:41 PM #11
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      Honda Element.

      Fail.

      Talk about lumpy place to sleep.

      I think sleeping in that thing is even more of a gimmick than sleeping in an aztek. At least you can flip the Azteks seats all the forward and then lay a mattress in the back. You either gotta fold the Elements seats up and to the side or flat, and when they are up you lose tons of space and when they are down its lumpy as hell.


      Modified by dr.pepperuwm at 3:44 PM 12-11-2007


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      12-11-2007 07:42 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by dr.pepperuwm »

      Fail.

      Talk about lumpy place to sleep.

      It's a car, not a bed. That's not that bad at all actually.


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      12-11-2007 07:44 PM #13
      honda fit?

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      12-11-2007 07:45 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by DmanLT21 »

      It's a car, not a bed. That's not that bad at all actually.

      Doesn't look any lumpier than a cheap motel bed.

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      12-11-2007 07:46 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by iLoveMyIS »
      honda fit?

      That might actually work... Anyone got actual pics?


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      12-11-2007 07:46 PM #16
      I slept in both my 84 Celica GTS and my 04 RX8... both for the same reason.

      It's not bad if you have well bolstered high bucket seats. You recline the seat back and the bolsters keep you in place. But waking up in the morning in your car is a very very bad feeling.

      (I keep a large beach towel in my vehicles now- just for emergency reasons. It can be used to many things, including a blanket.)


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      12-11-2007 07:47 PM #17
      vanagon weekender with the full width Z bed in the rear. Queen size bed with the foam pad over the engine bay....
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      12-11-2007 07:49 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by DmanLT21 »

      That might actually work... Anyone got actual pics?




      Modified by iLoveMyIS at 3:50 PM 12-11-2007


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      12-11-2007 07:50 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by dr.pepperuwm »

      Fail.

      Talk about lumpy place to sleep.

      I think sleeping in that thing is even more of a gimmick than sleeping in an aztek. At least you can flip the Azteks seats all the forward and then lay a mattress in the back. You either gotta fold the Elements seats up and to the side or flat, and when they are up you lose tons of space and when they are down its lumpy as hell.

      So you expected the seats to turn into a Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop?

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      12-11-2007 07:50 PM #20
      has anyone slept in a Protege 5??


    21. 12-11-2007 07:51 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by DmanLT21 »

      It's a car, not a bed. That's not that bad at all actually.


      I know its not a bed, its just a gimicky excuse for one.

      Have you ever been in one when its like that?

      Were talking about the best place to sleep and the best place to sleep would be a place where you can lay a mattress down on a flat surface. Not a big lump field. The angle of that picture does not reveal how lumpy it actually is.


      Modified by dr.pepperuwm at 3:54 PM 12-11-2007


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      12-11-2007 07:52 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by iLoveMyIS »


      Modified by iLoveMyIS at 3:50 PM 12-11-2007

      Ehhh... I expected the fronts to go lower? They don't? That doesn't seem very comfortable, but for a small car like the Fit.


    23. 12-11-2007 07:54 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by GTI 20v »

      So you expected the seats to turn into a Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop?

      No, I didnt say that. It's just a lame excuse for a place to actually get some sleep. The seat belt buckles are in the way, the plastic pieces in between the seats are hard as rocks.


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      12-11-2007 07:55 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by dr.pepperuwm »

      Roll your eyes at someone else.
      I know its not a bed, its just a gimicky excuse for one.

      Have you ever been in one when its like that?

      Were talking about the best place to sleep and the best place to sleep would be a place where you can lay a mattress down on a flat surface. Not a big lump field. The angle of that picture does not reveal how lumpy it actually is.

      If you've got a mattress and all that's not really sleeping in a car... Heck if I had a mattress I'd just sleep outside, or drop by the next college campus!


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      12-11-2007 07:56 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by DmanLT21 »
      Ehhh... I expected the fronts to go lower? They don't? That doesn't seem very comfortable, but for a small car like the Fit.

      In "cargo" mode, you've got about 5.5" feet from the rear hatch to the front seats as a totally flat cargo floor. If you slept diagonally then that should buy you over 7 feet of length according to the good old Pythagorean theorem. With an air mattress or something, that might not be bad at all.


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      12-11-2007 07:56 PM #26
      I always liked the sleeping arrangements that Kenworth provided.

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      12-11-2007 07:56 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by dr.pepperuwm »

      No, I didnt say that. It's just a lame excuse for a place to actually get some sleep. The seat belt buckles are in the way, the plastic pieces in between the seats are hard as rocks.

      The point is, it's the best you're going to get in a car, short of driving around at all times with a mattress in the back of your Sprinter van.

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      12-11-2007 08:05 PM #28
      This looks pretty comfortable:

      Or maybe this:





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      12-11-2007 08:06 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by woofster »
      This looks pretty comfortable:


      Dude... You could like... Have a slumber party up in that thing!!!


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      12-11-2007 08:06 PM #30
      If you're sleepy enough --- any car --- that you're not driving Excluding wagons, minivans, or camper pickups I'd opt for a Maybach with the trick rear seat or a Lexus 460 (at 2/3's the cost) configured the same way. A four passenger Phaeton is very comfortable as well . The trouble with a hearse is you won't be able to tell us how comfy it was as wake up calls are always ignored.


      Modified by Rowayton at 4:09 PM 12-11-2007

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      12-11-2007 08:08 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by woofster »
      This looks pretty comfortable:


      I feel like I could sleep for eternity in that thing.

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      12-11-2007 08:10 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by woofster »
      This looks pretty comfortable:

      Modified by woofster at 7:09 PM 12-11-2007

      If you wake up in the back of one of those... You've been given a 2nd chance don't f**k it up!


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      12-11-2007 08:14 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by DmanLT21 »

      Ehhh... I expected the fronts to go lower? They don't? That doesn't seem very comfortable, but for a small car like the Fit.

      Good god its so uncomfortable. The fit is very awkward just sitting let alone trying to lie down in it. Freaking unbearable.


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    35. 12-11-2007 08:15 PM #35

      Alex: Dude, your bed is a car...
      Jeff: Yeah, but it's a ****ing sweet car.


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