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Old 11-01-2008   #1
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Folding FRONT seat

A bit of a longshot this, but thought I'd ask as this seems such a friendly place!

Whilst my new Doblo is bigger inside than the O2 arena, it would be a real help to me if the front passenger seat could tip forward in some way (to help when carrying a long [rather than just large] load).

Are there models which have this feature? I think I've seen one (perhaps a Cargo) somewhere but am uncertain as to how widespread it is, and whether it is just an older model.

The best solution for me would be for the front passenger backrest to fold itself forward, so that the rear of the seat is sitting like a picnic table, but other configerations might also help.

If some models did have these features, and the seat would fit my 07 model, I try and get one from a salvage type place and swap my seat over. I tend to use seat covers anyway, so if the seat was a similar size, differences in colour material wouldn't be important. I'd store my original seat in the loft until resale time.

Other novel ways of carrying long loads would also be appreciated, but they would have to be inside the car rather than on the roof,due to the nature of what we carry.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Folding FRONT seat

I have just bought a Transit Connect and the passenger seat can fold flat to allow longer loads to be carried
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Re: Folding FRONT seat

A folding front seat was an option on the cargo - I saw it in a manual - but not for the MPV. Seems a shame.

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Re: Folding FRONT seat

There's an option on new Doblo cars for a small opening flap at the back, above the rear doors or tailgate. It's designed to carry ladders etc, so they stick out at the back.
They had this on the Renault 4 and Renault Extra van.

Doesn't really help you though, I spose
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Re: Folding FRONT seat

Thanks Rich for the idea but as you guessed, it won't get around my problem. I'm glad you've seen reference to a folding front seat on a cargo too....just now need to establish when they were fitted and if they'd bolt into 2007 passenger model. Thanks for trying.
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Re: Folding FRONT seat

the passenger seat on the new shape Kangoo folds over and the rear seats fold flat.
We cannot decide wether to buy a new kangoo or a doblo in the summer!

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Re: Folding FRONT seat

Quote Originally Posted by Tiggs View Post
the passenger seat on the new shape Kangoo folds over and the rear seats fold flat.
We cannot decide wether to buy a new kangoo or a doblo in the summer!

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