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:
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.
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?
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.
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).
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 )?