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#1284560 - 10/10/09 09:02 PM Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car?  
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I was wondering if I can fit a Yamaha P155 in my Honda Civic (2007), with all seats in its normal position.

If anyone stated any experience trying to fit a P155 in a car, it would really help me.

(If it can't fit, there's no reason for me to buy a portable piano...)

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#1284567 - 10/10/09 09:20 PM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Random01]  
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I wasn't able to fit mine across the back seat of my 97 Corolla, but it was an easy fit if I stuck it in the back and folded the rear two seats down.

It's about 140cm across. You might be able to fit it in the back seat diagonally, but that's a pretty risky way to drive around with an instrument. Can you just put the back seats down?

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#1284575 - 10/10/09 09:42 PM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Sytadel]  
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I wouldn't carry it around if it's not in a case of some kind. The case gives you a better chance of being able to carry it because you could load it diagonally on the rear floor, one corner on the floor, the other resting on the opposite door post or window. I imagine it would fit that way but tape measures are cheaper than pianos, I'd look up dimensions and check first. My case adds about 3" on each end of the keyboard.


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#1284593 - 10/10/09 10:31 PM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: MarkL]  
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Thanks very much for your posts!

MarkL,

Yes, I was planning to do some measuring, but I wanted to see first if anyone had tried to fit it in a car. Thanks!

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#1284687 - 10/11/09 03:26 AM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Random01]  
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What's the big deal about folding the seats? I thought that the seats in the new Civic just flip forwards with no fuss and they should be split so you only need to put part of it down. If you were planning to lay it across the back seat then you wouldn't need them for people to sit on anyway.

If you need your piano to be portable then wouldn't this be a small consideration?

The problem with portable pianos and cars is the width. If they have 88 keys then they will all be much the same width which is usually just a little too wide for a small hatchback. You can get a DP with less keys that might go but I can't really see why anyone would want to do that.


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#1284840 - 10/11/09 11:19 AM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Chris H.]  
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Originally Posted by Chris H.
What's the big deal about folding the seats? I thought that the seats in the new Civic just flip forwards with no fuss and they should be split so you only need to put part of it down. If you were planning to lay it across the back seat then you wouldn't need them for people to sit on anyway.

If you need your piano to be portable then wouldn't this be a small consideration?

The problem with portable pianos and cars is the width. If they have 88 keys then they will all be much the same width which is usually just a little too wide for a small hatchback. You can get a DP with less keys that might go but I can't really see why anyone would want to do that.



Yes, I know it's possible for it to fit when you fold the back seats down, so there's no reason for me ask it on this forum, but do you think it could still fit if I have two passengers in the backseat?

#1284845 - 10/11/09 11:27 AM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Random01]  
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Depends on the shape of your boot (trunk?).

Any digital piano will be at least 140cm wide because they all have 88 full size keys. You would need to measure the width of the boot of your car. If you intend to have people sat in the back then it has to go in the boot doesn't it? Most cars seem to have a 60/40 split folding back seat. If it fits length ways on the 40 side then yes you should be able to fit 2 people in as well.

I guess the only way to find out is grab your tape measure and go outside and look. You should be able to find the exact measurements of the P155 on Yamaha's website.


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#1284851 - 10/11/09 11:34 AM Re: Can a Yamaha P155 fit in a car? [Re: Chris H.]  
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I haven't put my p155 in a car but I had an S90 which was longer. The solution is actually quite simple. On the front passenger seat, place the keyboard diagonally like a person sitting on the seat. It takes up less room.

I was able to carry a long keyboard taking up the space of a single passenger. From the footwell to the roof of the car, it is certainly more room than the size of a tall person. If in doubt, check with a measuring tape.


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