I planned mine as a 4 seater from the start. I was going to not move the engine back at all but after measuring i went the full 8 inches. then i tried to fit a ice chest in the back an d it didnt fit anywhere. So i made it a station wagon. i made the 36 inch master craft bench easy to remove when no one is riding and the ice chest goes in that spot. The back seat can fit two small adults.