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Does anyone have an infant and use an infant seat in the back seat of the coupe? Does it fit well? Any comments?
 

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I have 3 kids (5, 4, 3 years old). I used 3 seats 2 years ago but after a few monthes I used only one seat on the front seat, for the smallest kid. The 2 others use the back seat belts, they are not very happy to not see anything, they are seated too low. I know it is a little bit unsecure, but it is only for a few km. It is always possible to do better, but it is probably better to not have any kid nor any car :wink:
 

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In my area (Chicago) most fire and police departments will help you make sure your car seat is correctly secured. An improperly secured car seat can be more dangerous is some accidents. I would have someone with expertise look at it. It is not worth taking a chance.

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no, only forward facing, you could put a backward facing one in the front if you have the option to turn off the aitbag as we do in the uk.
 

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We have that option here in the U.S also. But is a pain to get the proper paper work that will Allow a cut off switch to be added to car. I need to have the state look at my car to make sure I have no other place other than the passenger seat to put a child seat. Where else are they going to sit, In the trunk?
 

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What I am trying to find out is, has anyone put and infant seat in the back seat facing rear-wards? I am on the list for a Gransport and just found out we are going to have a kid. So I need to know before the car arrives whether a baby seat fits in the back facing rear-wards.
 

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The seat is plenty deep enough and about the indentations, Just fold up a beach towel or two to level off the carrier. You will not have a problem
 

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Kid Seats in 04 Coupe

I bought the Maserati (03 Coupe), over other cars, because I needed to be able to take my 4 year old around. Rear facing (my 9 month old) only works in the front but you MUST disable the right front airbag. THis is hard to do and requires a European model with airbag cutoff switch - US models don't have cutoff switch. Forward facing Britax or any of the popular child seats fits fine in back. My 4 year old loves it and as soon as my 9 month old can be turned around, I am going to sell my M3 (keeping it because she fits rear facing in back easily).

Check out the Simpson Seat. It looks like a little race car seat and fits the car rear seat very well. Remember to tether the top - very important for safety.

One of the reasons I didn't buy a C4S is the Maserati is lots better for the kids in back.

Ayways, I have 17K miles on it and am still in love. THis is the best 4 seat GT car on the planet in my opinion (especially for the money).
 

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D'oh...didn't look at the last post date on this one... Your welcome for bringing back a blast from the past thread :D
 

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LOL
Matt, doesn't your coupe have the seat belt locks for the car seats? Mine has them in the rear under window panel.
 

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yes it does.. This pic was of my car before it was my car...
Besides. I'm 6'4" I'm not crawling back there any more than I have to ha ha.
 

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Let me dig out this thread. I have a similar seat than this 2011 pic. There is a base too, I tried both versions (with and without base) but I am not very comfortable with the fit. I feel it moves too much sideways, maybe it is normal. I won't use it before December but I am getting prepared.
I can also put it on the front seat because I have a switch to disconnect the airbag.
Do you guys have recommendations (other than telling me to buy a 4 doors car ;) )?
Thanks!
 

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How are you securing it to the backseat? Only the seatbelt? If so, use the LATCH hooks instead and you can tighten the seat down quite a bit...
 
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