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Old 04-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Question for the Parents out there...

Alright so I have my deposit on my car (2SS/RS IOM w/ IOA and Black Hockey) but now I have a question most parents might be asking themselves...WHAT ABOUT MY TODDLER? I know there are tethers for the back seat and all but how about a CUSTOM kids seat to match the car? But more IMPORTANTLY one that will FIT the backseat so my wife doesnt need to put her seat all the way to the front. Just a thought and I didnt know where to post the thread...We have a RECARO signo and that thing is huge but SAFE. It fits OK in the BMW (wife has to move seat a little forward) but horribly in our Jeep Commander because of the headrest doesn't move. Any ideas guys and gals???
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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This is why I waited to get a 2+2 sports car until my kids (ages 5 & 7) were in the smaller booster style seats.

Rear facing baby seats and large forward facing toddler seats are going to have issues fitting properly in the Camaro. You've got a better chance in the 5th gen than the 4th gen of it fitting though because the rear seat cushions aren't the sunken hip hugger style of the last gen Camaro. Most people, not all, end up getting rid of 2+2 cars when their kids are little because the child seats just don't fit right (or at all).

Also, I caught this on Autoblog the other day - http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/21/r...fer-child-sea/

Seems as though NHSTA rules prevent child safety seat manufacturers from making car specific child seats in the US. That sucks because I think it would actually be safer to have a child seat designed for my specific car than one that is generic and "kind of" fits.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Simple. Dont put the kids in the car...... J/k
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #4
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Do whatever you have to do to make it work. Remember they are growing and soon they will fit nicely. Later they probably won't but that is no reason to join the minivan crowd.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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Alright so I have my deposit on my car (2SS/RS IOM w/ IOA and Black Hockey) but now I have a question most parents might be asking themselves...WHAT ABOUT MY TODDLER? I know there are tethers for the back seat and all but how about a CUSTOM kids seat to match the car? But more IMPORTANTLY one that will FIT the backseat so my wife doesnt need to put her seat all the way to the front. Just a thought and I didnt know where to post the thread...We have a RECARO signo and that thing is huge but SAFE. It fits OK in the BMW (wife has to move seat a little forward) but horribly in our Jeep Commander because of the headrest doesn't move. Any ideas guys and gals???
I would suggest looking at different options for carseats and carriers+bases. I'm not sure how old your child is and what he/she is currently sitting in now, but there are definitely options.

We have a new one on the way myself, and another who's in a booster seat, and I think we'll have plenty of room. Looking in to the keycare+keyfit system from Chicco, and it looks like enough room to me.

I just know I'll be yelling at my daughter in her Booster seat to quit kicking my new car's seats!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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Trade the kids in for the Camaro. The cost of ownership is a lot lower on the Camaro.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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My wife and I picked up a Graco Natilus carseat for our 3 ( soon to be 4 ) year old. At this point we do not have our car yet, and do not know how well it will fit in the car, we went off the measurment we got off the internet ( this site and others ) and my memory of my '67 and looked at a lot of different carseats. This carseat has a lot of conversion options later on and doesn't look too bad, the only bad thing for us is that it is light grey, and we have black interior... the cool thing is it will eventually beak down to just a puck style booster, and for now it has it's own cupholder and is pretty comfortable and has a five point harness.

Not taking the kids is not really an option, so we make the best of it, and this carseat was the best we could find. It wasn't our first choice of color, but the features were great, and the fact that it will break down as we go is nice. We will not have to buy another car seat later. It wasn't cheap, but if you add up the price of several carseats that it would end up replacing it makes a lot of sence....
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Find a dealer who has one you can at least sit in, take the child & seat there, and try it out. My daughter was three when I bought my Firebird. I was pleased to find that her car seat fit more snugly in the Firebird's back bucket seat than it ever had in my Saturn's back bench seat. If yours doesn't fit...

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Alright so I have my deposit on my car (2SS/RS IOM w/ IOA and Black Hockey) but now I have a question most parents might be asking themselves...WHAT ABOUT MY TODDLER? I know there are tethers for the back seat and all but how about a CUSTOM kids seat to match the car? But more IMPORTANTLY one that will FIT the backseat so my wife doesnt need to put her seat all the way to the front. Just a thought and I didnt know where to post the thread...We have a RECARO signo and that thing is huge but SAFE. It fits OK in the BMW (wife has to move seat a little forward) but horribly in our Jeep Commander because of the headrest doesn't move. Any ideas guys and gals???
Ya, I had a 3rd gen and a car seat worked in it, this car has more room.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #10
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Alright so I have my deposit on my car (2SS/RS IOM w/ IOA and Black Hockey) but now I have a question most parents might be asking themselves...WHAT ABOUT MY TODDLER? I know there are tethers for the back seat and all but how about a CUSTOM kids seat to match the car? But more IMPORTANTLY one that will FIT the backseat so my wife doesnt need to put her seat all the way to the front. Just a thought and I didnt know where to post the thread...We have a RECARO signo and that thing is huge but SAFE. It fits OK in the BMW (wife has to move seat a little forward) but horribly in our Jeep Commander because of the headrest doesn't move. Any ideas guys and gals???
Why on Earth would you put your kids in this car? If they are under 12 years of age, I'd never put them in. Get the car for you and your wife and not your kids my friend. You and your wife should have a car you can call yours without worrying about kids destroying it. Put them in the BMW. Not the Camaro.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:35 PM   #11
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Simple. Dont put the kids in the car...... J/k
Better yet.. Dont' have kids. :/
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #12
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Why on Earth would you put your kids in this car? If they are under 12 years of age, I'd never put them in. Get the car for you and your wife and not your kids my friend. You and your wife should have a car you can call yours without worrying about kids destroying it. Put them in the BMW. Not the Camaro.
Sure, because you can leave "toddlers" at home by themselves. I'm not saying the Camaro is a family vehicle, all I'm saying is, be practical man. For me, the only time I'm going to get my wife in the car is

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B) Rare occasion of a babysitter
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #13
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One note of caution. With leather seats put 2 or 3 old towels under and behind the carseat to protect the leather. We made that mistake in my wifes old Saturn SL2. Those lines came out of the cloth seats on my truck but never did in her car. Permanent creases. With her sky I put a single towel folded once under my youngest kids booster seat and have never had a problem. Those seats have relativly sharp edged plastic under them. Just take caution. Good luck!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #14
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I've got a Recaro Young Sport that my 16 month old son and I love. I posted a similar concern a few months back--I was hoping to see a picture of the rear seat with a forward facing toddler chair just to see what my son's view would be out of that small rear window. That thread died due to my lack of followup, but in the meantime, I testdrove a new BMW 335 E92 coupe. The Recaro seat fit fine and I've got to think the wider Camaro would do just as good. Only issue is that dang-o rear window.

So, any new 2010 owners with kids/grandkids care to provide a few shots?

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Old 04-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #15
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Sure, because you can leave "toddlers" at home by themselves. I'm not saying the Camaro is a family vehicle, all I'm saying is, be practical man. For me, the only time I'm going to get my wife in the car is

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B) Rare occasion of a babysitter
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If you own a BMW, be practical and use that vehcile to transport kids. A Camaro is not a practical car. This isn't Apollo 13 where you need to use the landing module, built for 2 astronauts to support 3 somehow. I think some men and women forget this is more a purchase of rewarding yourself for hard work and labor more than it is to help your family function smoothly. Wife has a new Camry, I have my 2006 Cobalt SS/SC and the new Camaro is strictly for play...the way it should be. I tried to use my 4th Gen Camaro as a utility vehicle to run my business. I put so many unnecessary miles on it. It's better to think this purchase through thoroughly before you jump in and make an impulse decision. Almost like committing to a dog. Who's going to feed it? Who is going to walk it? Yadda yadda yadda.

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Old 04-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #16
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keep kids where they belong atgrandparents not in the camaro they might cry
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I definitely agree about leaving kids at home...j/k.
Naw but Im trading in the Bimmer for the 'Maro...personally I see it as an upgrade (others have called me crazy). I love it but have to go back to my roots (1st car was a '77 'Maro) and Im not impulsively buying this as we do have a Jeep Commander (junk) but if we hit some car shows up I'd like to take my lil princess.
What Ill probably do is buy a booster seat that fits and see if a local upholstery shop can match it with the inferno orange interior. I'd pay extra to have my girl in a lil SS booster seat. But my luck GM wont part with their leather
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It's better to think this purchase through thoroughly before you jump in and make an impulse decision. Almost like committing to a dog. Who's going to feed it? Who is going to walk it? Yadda yadda yadda.
LOL i know a little about that considering I'm a dog trainer...
but of course I have functional vehicles...its just I want my lil girl to ride in style with a matching seat
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we are grandparents that drive a vette for daily driver. My rule is if you leave your child leave your car. Both sons have two cars each so no problem. mimi & pa-pa in a new camaro aint life sweet.
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You can use a car seat in any car Camaro,or like I did in my Corvette.. as long as its not a rear facing carseat and the airbags have a cutoff switch or seats that sense the weight..I used a carseat since my son was 2 years old,now he is 12...there was no backseat in the Corvette but I am extra,extra careful when he rides with me..I drive slower than normal and pay close attention to what is going on..Most of the places that we drive to we take the Yukon... The backseat is the safest place and I am sure you can find a good carseat that will work in your Camaro..just be very careful with any type of car that your driving when you have precious cargo like our children.Enjoy your new Camaro.....
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One more thing I found http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3513386 any owners with InfernoOrange think this will match up? personally it looks more burnt orange than inferno
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LOL i know a little about that considering I'm a dog trainer...
but of course I have functional vehicles...its just I want my lil girl to ride in style with a matching seat
It's cool man! To each his own! Try not to go too crazy getting the seat to match the car exactly. In another thread, apparently GM had trouble matching the body paint orange with the front bumper cover, so you'd end up driving yourself crazy.

LOL That seat might actually match pretty well depending on how the light hits the car. I guess it isn't too far off the mark unless I'm color blind.
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One more thing I found http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3513386 any owners with InfernoOrange think this will match up? personally it looks more burnt orange than inferno
LOL Im going to have to show the wife this when she gets back home!!!
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Now just get SS stitched in the back of that seat and you have a winner!

/glad my kids are 18 now and wont be riding with me much longer! I told my son he might be able to sit in the Camaro passenger seat once a week, never more than 5 minutes
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Make sure you check out this website before picking up a different booster seat.

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