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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Rear seat gap

I've just noticed that our Countryman Cooper has a gap of 20mm or so between the rear seats (standard "bench", not the separate type) and the parcel shelf.

Is this normal?

I've adjusted the seats so that they are "fully back".

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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Not seen the Countryman, but if the shelf lifts/hinges with the hatch then you will need a small gap so it doesnt bind and operates freely.
My hatch has a gap you can get your fingers in.
Is the gap a hinderance to you 20mm isnt much?
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Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:24 AM
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The Nun, thanks for that.

<.. you will need a small gap so it doesnt bind and operates freely.>
Yes, I can appreciate that.

I don't recall seeing that gap on our last car, Golf GTI
I think, VW used a flexible 10mm strip that was part of the parcel shelf that sealed the gap?

<My hatch has a gap you can get your fingers in.>
Yup. That's exactly the same space I'm talking about.

<Is the gap a hinderance to you 20mm isnt much?>
No not really.
My wife was sitting in the back recently.
She noticed the gap visually.
She also thought it seemed to allow more noise to get through to the passenger area?

Anyway, it's something we can live with.
We're not intending to put a sheep or pig in the back, like some of these farmers do! :-)

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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludwig (original)
I've just noticed that our Countryman Cooper has a gap of 20mm or so between the rear seats (standard "bench", not the separate type) and the parcel shelf.

Is this normal?

I've adjusted the seats so that they are "fully back".

Ludwig

Seems so. My gap is similar.

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Theo, thanks.
That's of great reassurance to me.

I know I could have made trip to the dealer.
But I wanted to avoid such an unpleasant experience :-)

BTW I'm being lazy again I'm afraid ... .....
Do you know what that big handle/lever is at the bottom and in the middle of each of the rear seats?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludwig (original)

Do you know what that big handle/lever is at the bottom and in the middle of each of the rear seats?

Ludwig

You can slide the rear seats forward to make more room in the boot - or just a larger gap between the top of the seats and the parcel shelf, as Mini doesn't seem to have considered this 'design feature', unlike Honda who have done something pretty smart on their CRV (as in their old one).
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Are the seats fully reclined?
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BTW I'm being lazy again I'm afraid ... .....
Do you know what that big handle/lever is at the bottom and in the middle of each of the rear seats?

Ludwig

Think thats the rear hatch emergency release system to open the hatch should the electric release fail.
Tells you in the handbook somewhere.
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Mine has the same gap ;-)


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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Are the seats fully reclined?

Yes, they won't go back any further!
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You know what they say, Mind the gap please.
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Yah, the gap is just something annoying buy not a deal stopper.
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The levers are, as already stated for sliding the rear seats forward to increase the size of the luggage compartment should you need it......
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