DOGS in the back seat? Would I be crazy to do this? - Lexus LC500 Forum
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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DOGS in the back seat? Would I be crazy to do this?

Hi gang. I am considering an LC 500 as my wife's and my weekend get away car, as well as daily driver for me (not in winter). Here's the thing... we've got a couple of huskies...
1) will they fit in the back (they can curl up pretty tight and are used to riding in the back seat of her MAZDA 3)?

2) I can protect the back seats pretty easily (bespoke white leather), but how can I protect the Alacantra on the sides...?

Any points of view or experience would be appreciated!
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Are you even serious?

I mean sure, some people get a car and throw in some dogs and a couple of chickens and light some cigarettes and leave fish bait in the trunk. Car still drives fine, their show is on the road. Would reduce value about half to a normal person, but someone might still take it off your hands someday. Unless you just roll it off a cliff and start over on another project.
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This is NOT a car for dogs especially the size of Huskies. White bespoke leather you have to be trolling us..
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Nope. Not kidding. Not trolling.
If I buy, I'm planning to keep for a long time and pass down (I'm old). I'm trusting that the Lexus brand's rep for reliability will allow me to keep it going for many years.

I can easily have custom covers for the back seat made at a local upholsterer. Easily removable.
Huskies are not a smelly breed, keep meticulously clean and don't have a drooling tendency.
They currently travel in a small space in my wife's car.

RE the white interior... not worried about the seats when covered.
I am worried about the sides under the window though.
Will also have to cover the backs of the front seats. And I can put full coverage over the floor carpet in the back (again easily removable).

I certainly had a laugh at the first response.
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So what is the question? You have already established the standard you are willing, even happy to accept. Saying they do not smell is like a smoker saying cigarettes don’t smell if the window is down some.

I bet they “don’t shed” too.

My family has long been in the car business. The lowest level of used cars are called “dog haulers”

It’s your car. Do what makes you comfortable. Life is short.

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You've talked me out of the dog transpo thing. Particularly as I hope to pass ithe car down. Thank you.
I have a 2nd business that is taking off and hope to be able to buy an LC within 8 months or less.
All the reviews on the LC are outstanding and frankly, I want a fun-to-drive look-back car when I walk away from it.
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Beg to differ

I own a small used car store in Minnesota and am planning on purchasing a used and hopefully loaded 2019 LC in a few months when the number of '19 resales becomes more prevalent. Just sold my ZR1 which was not a good car for our brother and sister miniature aussies. I do, however, think that the LC back seat is tailor made for our pups (certainly not big enough for humans). I have seen many cars that never had a dog in them but looked as though a family of raccoons had set up housekeeping in them.
As an aside, I have been a corporate and charter pilot for many years. I will take dogs over humans as passengers any day of the week. They are normally much neater and more polite.
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These things are great fun. The sound is the best part. No the looks. No the exclusivity.

But not the size of the back seat. Its about the size of the back seat in our Lotus Evora. Big enough to maybe haul a drunk girl from Hooters across town, but cant see anyone over about six being ok back there for very long. Its mainly the place to carry things, as the trunk is really small. The price of the wide haunches.

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You've talked me out of the dog transpo thing. Particularly as I hope to pass ithe car down. Thank you.
I have a 2nd business that is taking off and hope to be able to buy an LC within 8 months or less.
All the reviews on the LC are outstanding and frankly, I want a fun-to-drive look-back car when I walk away from it.
Lexus is just getting started. A good example is how the RC progressed over the years.
LC is part of a new era and will bring even more drastic changes over the years. I personally can't wait to see the LC-F.
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