Boxed, our new 46" Sony KDL-46V5100 was an extremely tight fit inside the back seat area of my '06 Honda Accord, so I highly doubt a boxed 50" TV will fit inside the smaller Sunfire.
When we exchanged the V5100 for a V4100, we unboxed the TV, set it upright on a blanket on the back seat, stuck the box into the trunk, bungee-corded the trunk lid down and slowly made our way home. That worked very well.
When I bought my 42" Sharp last year, it barely fit in the back seat of my Taurus. IIRC, the Sunfire is a smaller car (I rented one in Edmonton about 3 years ago), so I'd be surprised if that 50" set would fit in one. I wouldn't want to transport a set without proper packing.
Location: Ottawa, ON - Sharp Aquos 52" LCD - Bell 9200, 4x5900, 3x3100, E50 DVD-R, Harmony 880, Garmin C550
IIRC the backseat of the sunfire folds down so it may be possible to fit it in the truck/backseat lengthwise.
Obviously, your best bet is to get a measuring tape and ask for the dimensions of the box.
When I bought my 52" LCD, I simply said "If you want the sale, deliver it for free". They did. They also ensured the unit arrived safe and I had to sign that it did. Transportation is the easiest way to damage it. Many places will only charge $25 for delivery or some have a van you can rent by the hour.
I don't think that is a question that can really be answered here.
Yes it can - see post #3.
- A Sunfire is narrower than an Accord.
- A boxed 50" TV is wider than a boxed 46" TV.
- If I could barely squeeze a boxed 46" TV into the back seat area of my Accord, there's no way the OP can fit a boxed 50" TV into the back seat area of his Sunfire.
He may, however, be able to fit the unboxed TV into the back seat area.
I'm trying to remember if I used my '92 Civic hatchback to transport my 50" plasma (boxed) or if I used my dad's SUV...can't remember now. It's amazing what you can fit in a hatchback. I'm assuming the OP has a sedan, as he specifically mentioned the back seat.
Just pay the 50 dollars to have it delivered. then its insured while intrasit. i had 52 inch tv and the box was massive, no way in hell that will fit in any conventional car. If your spending big bucks on a tv, spend a little more have the insurance that it will be transported safely,