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Old 18-11-2012   #1
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folding front seat

Hullo there..
All the reviews I've seen about my Qubo say you can fold the passenger seat forward and take the back seats out to make more room , but I can't see how to do the folding the seat forwad thingy.

Any ideas? I want to see if I can fit a small motorbike in there...
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Re: folding front seat

Morning Cassius, Rear seats come out as you say.......front passenger seat has to be 'spec-ed' as folding removable from new. Otherwise you will get the standard seat which only does standard things, move back & forward, and with movable back. You could always just remove the 1/3 rear seat and see if your small MB would fit in there.
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Re: folding front seat

aha, that explains it - previous owner prob didn't spec it as an option. will try folding the passenger seat down and taking the wheels off! was obviously spoiled by my old Multipla...

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Hmm caught me out for a while too....didn't realize it came as an option (or standard on the qubo trekking)
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Re: folding front seat

I wished I would have specced the folding front seat for mine.
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Re: folding front seat

Oh, I thought reason we didn't get it was because of the right hand drive, rather than it being an option. Damn!
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Re: folding front seat

Quote Originally Posted by jolly green giant View Post
Oh, I thought reason we didn't get it was because of the right hand drive, rather than it being an option. Damn!
70 please - Kerr-ching! I bet the parts don't cost that much. You'd not normally get a folder in a 4 door but the Qubo has a bit more 'limited access' via the rear doors.

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Re: folding front seat

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You'd not normally get a folder in a 4 door


Lots have folding front passenger seats to make them more multi purpose, its a folding back, not a pull forward seat like a 3 door has.
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Lots have folding front passenger seats to make them more multi purpose, its a folding back, not a pull forward seat like a 3 door has.
My understanding of what a folding pax seat is (in this case) is one whose back folds flat to the squab, making the top of the back level with the load space floor - their description doesn't state which way it folds and I haven't experimented with one to see.

I may stand corrected but at the moment am in the dark

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Re: folding front seat

The seat back deffo folds forward to increase load length,and when folded is level with load area.
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Re: folding front seat

ps.........
and also has a plastic cover on the back
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Re: folding front seat

So are folding passenger seats standard in Fiorino,Nemo, Bipper?

If I just buy a used seat from one of those vehicles will it just bolt in to replace the non foldable seat in my Qubo?

Those extra few inches would be very useful.

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Re: folding front seat

Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Rodgers View Post
So are folding passenger seats standard in Fiorino,Nemo, Bipper?

If I just buy a used seat from one of those vehicles will it just bolt in to replace the non foldable seat in my Qubo?

Those extra few inches would be very useful.

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If it's a 'proper' folding seat as in (my description above) where the seat back folds down onto the squab, it was only available as a factory fit (75 or 125 from memory) BUT it sits fairly upright, isn't a nice bucket seat like the driver's (fairly flat squab and all your gear rolls off it on to the floor going round corners!) and there is NO adjustment at all. There is a whole different mount under the seat as when you throw the clips on the base sides to enable it to fold, the base framework scissors down as the back goes over to lower the whole thing making the seat back level with the load bay. The van has a different floor pan which is flat across the whole bay up to the bulkhead line (behind the front seats) whereas the Qubo 'car' version has a stepped floor to accomodate the feet of the rear seat pax.

Ergo it's unlikely that if you fit a real folding seat there'll be any benefit to you as a Qubo owner, you'll have an uncomfortable step gap behind a flat seat where the footwell is, then a flat pax seat about which your Mrs will moan every time she gets in to go anywhere further than about 10 miles! (when it's upright of course)

I only had occasion to flatten my seat once in the Fiorino which was most useful, fetching a mango TV unit from Stoke back up to Scunny but it nearly didn't fit as the seat won't physically move forward on runners to make any more space in the rear. I seriously thought about trying to source a new driver's seat from a LHD van to replace it but the cost - *phew* - only to get an armrest for the pax but then, I hardly ever use the one I have as it just seems to be in the way.

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Re: folding front seat

Cheers for this. Really helpful.

My boy has been using the qubo as a mountain bike race van/car and has been sleeping in the back with the rear seats out.

The thought was to be able to fold the front seat flat to give him extra sleeping length. He is 6 ft 7 in......

He doesn't seem too fussed. He seems pleased enough to blag the qubo whenever he can for racing and the insurance costs are nice and low for a 17 year old. 1.4 active.
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