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400 litre aquarium in A3 Spotback... will it fit?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by audigex, Sep 2, 2013.

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    Hey guys

    Anybody got their A3 Sportback and a tape measure handy?

    I've got a 450 litre fish tank I'd like to pick up, measuring 151 x 51 x 66 cm - and I've got no idea if it will fit. To my eye, the back is just over 5 foot long with the seats down - but I can't tell whether I've got that 5 ft with enough vertical clearance. Presumably I could get a touch more room going diagonally, but I suspect it would still be pretty right.

    Has anyone got a spare moment to check for me? Or even better, has transported a similar sized item?

    Thanks
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    can you not check it yourself? lmao
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    Not at the moment, the nearest tape measure is about a mile away in a shop and my car is about 8 miles away in a car park :)

    I'll check tonight, but figured if I could check beforehand then I'd save messing some poor bugger around while he waits to see if I can fit it in my car. I've already told him not to hold it for me but I'd still rather let him know ASAP
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    should of said that lol, thought you were being lazy, but im sure a metre and a half will go in the back, especially if you put the passenger seat forward easy do it.

    JJ
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    Make sure you drive really carefully or else the fish will fall out.
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    I've managed to get a bmw 1 series bumper in my car before.

    Just googled and found this
    Audi A3 Boot Capacity

    says with the seats down u have 1,220 litres. I guess its just down to overall dimensions then
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    Do you live or did you pick this tank up from Folkestone by any chance?!

    I saw a nice white A3 sportback with a fish tank poking out the back either yesterday or a few days ago!!
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