Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JUICEDMOTORSPORTS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions

5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions General 5th generation Camaro topics not covered by other subforums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
InfernoOrangeSS
VERITAS AEQUITAS
 
InfernoOrangeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 IOM SS/RS/L99
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 322
Question Crazy question for Camaro owners with new kids.

I say it's a crazy question, because others have thought me mad at the thought. Here goes: Have any of you been able to successfully put a car seat in your Camaro? We are having a baby in late November, and I need to find a car seat for our soon-to-be-born baby. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Mods, if this is in the wrong place, please move to the right place, and accept my apologies.)
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
Happiness is an IOM Camaro...
InfernoOrangeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
PoorMansCamaro



 
PoorMansCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: Really Slow
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 54,126
having a rear facing seat will be hard to do, if you plan on having someone in the passenger seat. if it's just you and the baby, then it wouldn't be a problem to have the passenger seat all the way forward and tilt the back forward, and put the rear facing seat behind the passenger seat.
__________________
PoorMansCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
PoorMansCamaro



 
PoorMansCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: Really Slow
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 54,126




that's in a convertible.
__________________
PoorMansCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
InfernoOrangeSS
VERITAS AEQUITAS
 
InfernoOrangeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 IOM SS/RS/L99
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 322
Thanks. It will have to be able to fit with my wife in the passenger seat. Having the seat pushed forward shouldn't be a problem, as she's done this when we've had passengers in the back seat.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
Happiness is an IOM Camaro...
InfernoOrangeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 07:15 PM   #5
InfernoOrangeSS
VERITAS AEQUITAS
 
InfernoOrangeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 IOM SS/RS/L99
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 322
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro View Post




that's in a convertible.
Excellent! Thank you! That was what I was looking for. Many appreciative thanks!
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
Happiness is an IOM Camaro...
InfernoOrangeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
i2disturbedSS

 
i2disturbedSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS L99 IOM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Great Falls MT
Posts: 1,014
Yes I do it every week with a rear facing car seat.
__________________
369rwhp/392rwtq
i2disturbedSS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:28 PM   #7
Ryanbabz71


 
Ryanbabz71's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Avon, Indiana
Posts: 3,401
not a DD but they like riding in it
Attached Images
  
__________________
Ryan
* 2012 2SS Camaro Convertible Ashen Gray
Car Photos http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257256
Ryanbabz71 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:38 PM   #8
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Our rear facing seat barely fits, if the front seat passenger has short legs. The front seat has to be all the way forward to make it work, but its doable. You'll need a seat with a narrow base, and probably have to put a rolled towel or pool noodle under the front of it to achieve the proper recline angle. Seats with bases and removable uppers make life much easier, just leave the base in the car and pop the seat out. Convertible top helps too.

I'm told front facing seats fit much better and let you slide the seat back farther.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1413419482
Attached Images
 
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #9
SeaCompiler
...not a marine biologist
 
SeaCompiler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro RY SS LS3
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Clarkesville, GA
Posts: 371
No problem here with a car seat when I had one. I imagine your spouse will want to sit in the back with the baby at times. Need to consider room behind the driver too.
__________________
Cammed 2XX/2XX/115/6.13 Cam Motion from Spartan LSX Performance, 25% PowerBond UDP, Ported TB, ZL1 spoiler, Hex Vents, Strut Tower Brace, Stainless 1-7/8 long tubes, HF Cats, Skip shift elim, A-Pillar Gauges, CAI, Cherry Bomb Extremes axleback, GFX kit, front/rear blackouts, Lowered 1.2, Custom LS3 badges, Custom C5 handle badge, VDI lambo doors, 275'sX4, RPI fender vents, BlackVue DR500-GW Full 1080P Dash Cam, Technostalgia Rapid Fire Sequential Tail Lights, BB Stripes, Kenwood 500W mono Amp on 12" Sub, Metra Kit, Pioneer AVH 4600BT, LED scanner bar, and...
SeaCompiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #10
Wizard1183

 
Wizard1183's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM SS2/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 1,390
Send a message via Yahoo to Wizard1183
You're wife better seriously be a midget if she's riding in the passenger seat. A full grown person CANNOT ride comfortably with a rear facing car seat. If they can? Snap a pic of it and post it. Otherwise I call bullshit. My gf is 4'11" and she cant ride comfortably AT ALL with a rear facing seat. It's pointless. Car was not made for that.
__________________


Life is short, drive it like you stole it!
Wizard1183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
scuba264
 
scuba264's Avatar
 
Drives: Manual 2011 CGM LS
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Steeler Country
Posts: 564
My son just turned two and I haven't had to trade in the Camaro yet! Have an Evenflo Triumph 65 seat, it looks cool and fits pretty well in the back. Reverse is worse but once they're able to go front facing it's pretty fine. Wife fits and shes tall like 5'10".

You can get a big stroller in the trunk too! Things a family car. :-)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249841

I have this seat:
http://www.sears.com/evenflo-triumph...1&blockType=G1
__________________
scuba264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard1183 View Post
You're wife better seriously be a midget if she's riding in the passenger seat. A full grown person CANNOT ride comfortably with a rear facing car seat. If they can? Snap a pic of it and post it. Otherwise I call bullshit. My gf is 4'11" and she cant ride comfortably AT ALL with a rear facing seat. It's pointless. Car was not made for that.

We've put over 5000 miles on ours this summer with my wife in the front and daughter behind her, getting in and out requires a bit of contortion, but once she's in she's as comfortable as she would be farther back. She's 5'4"

When we bought the car, we didn't think it would be possible either, and figured we'd have to wait until the kiddo transitioned to a forward facing seat to do family rides... but we tried it on a short cruise around town and it worked, slowly started doing longer and longer trips, and still no issues. If the car wasn't made to have carseats in it, it would not have LATCH anchors.
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #13
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Oh yeah, forgot to mention the stroller. With some finagling ours will fit in the trunk, even with the top down. We have a Uppababy Mesa carseat and a Uppababy Vista stroller. Will soon need to start shopping for a forward facing carseat, so far the Recaro Performance Sport is at the top of our list.
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:00 PM   #14
jrhagen

 
Drives: Camaro
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 898
Are issues for new kids any different than old kids?
jrhagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #15
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrhagen View Post
Are issues for new kids any different than old kids?
probably, old kids usually have legs... and legs are incompatible with rear seating in a pony car
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:09 PM   #16
45thCamaro

 
45thCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary RS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 2,026
I have installed a graco click connect 35 infant car seat base and had the car seat in when my club had the yearly BBQ. My wife didn't want to drive just her and the baby. I put it behind the passenger seat bc I needed to keep my seat back in order to drive comfortably. It was bad. The baby was crying non stop, I couldn't reach her, I had to stop the car, get out, move the seat forward, get in the back and put the pacifier back in. And she spits it back out. I listened to a good 45-50 mins of non stop screaming and the wife being mad at me bc I told her she couldn't sit back there with her.

Do yourself a favor, buy a beater car.... With 4 doors. I leased a cruze and while its small or having a car seat in it, it's perfect for everyday back and forth driving.
45thCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:12 PM   #17
Blown 386
 
Drives: 2010 victory red 2SS/RS
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winfield, Kansas
Posts: 179
I own a 2010 hard top car and I myself have a young kiddo, hes almost 2 years old. I can say that the infant carrier part is going to suck. you end up sliding your passenger side seat pretty far forward to get it in and level for the infant seat. My wife is 5.6 and fit fine in the passenger front. It will be cramped for anyone taller.

Now i will say this it gets easier, once your kid can face forward you will find that its supper easy to get out and about with a kid in a camaro. you can actually side the seat back much farther at that point. its just the first part with a new born that will be a pain.

Easy tip take the seat belt off the seat and slide the passenger seat completely to the front and tilt it. makes getting the carrier in and out easier. do not remove your base if you dont have to and make sure you place a towel under the base before you install it.
Blown 386 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #18
45thCamaro

 
45thCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary RS
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 2,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_cowboy View Post
We've put over 5000 miles on ours this summer with my wife in the front and daughter behind her, getting in and out requires a bit of contortion, but once she's in she's as comfortable as she would be farther back. She's 5'4"

When we bought the car, we didn't think it would be possible either, and figured we'd have to wait until the kiddo transitioned to a forward facing seat to do family rides... but we tried it on a short cruise around town and it worked, slowly started doing longer and longer trips, and still no issues. If the car wasn't made to have carseats in it, it would not have LATCH anchors.

isn't it a law that all cars with a back seat has to have the latch system? Im not sure I just thought it was. I know you can install car seats without a latch system and without a base as well.
45thCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #19
Wizard1183

 
Wizard1183's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM SS2/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 1,390
Send a message via Yahoo to Wizard1183
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_cowboy View Post
We've put over 5000 miles on ours this summer with my wife in the front and daughter behind her, getting in and out requires a bit of contortion, but once she's in she's as comfortable as she would be farther back. She's 5'4"

When we bought the car, we didn't think it would be possible either, and figured we'd have to wait until the kiddo transitioned to a forward facing seat to do family rides... but we tried it on a short cruise around town and it worked, slowly started doing longer and longer trips, and still no issues. If the car wasn't made to have carseats in it, it would not have LATCH anchors.
Post a pic of her comfortably sitting with a rear facing car seat. I'll say this: she may be sitting comfy but it's not safe at all. One, she's too close to the dash for air bag to deploy without injuring her or 2, she'll eat the dash if something happens. Just because it has latches doesn't mean it was made for it. Forward facing? Yes. Rear facing? No unless no one occupies the pass seat.
__________________


Life is short, drive it like you stole it!
Wizard1183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:15 PM   #20
SeaCompiler
...not a marine biologist
 
SeaCompiler's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro RY SS LS3
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Clarkesville, GA
Posts: 371
Anytime we rode with the baby, my wife was always in the back singing, playing, watching the baby. She rarely sat up front even in the suv. The front will likely not get used much.
__________________
Cammed 2XX/2XX/115/6.13 Cam Motion from Spartan LSX Performance, 25% PowerBond UDP, Ported TB, ZL1 spoiler, Hex Vents, Strut Tower Brace, Stainless 1-7/8 long tubes, HF Cats, Skip shift elim, A-Pillar Gauges, CAI, Cherry Bomb Extremes axleback, GFX kit, front/rear blackouts, Lowered 1.2, Custom LS3 badges, Custom C5 handle badge, VDI lambo doors, 275'sX4, RPI fender vents, BlackVue DR500-GW Full 1080P Dash Cam, Technostalgia Rapid Fire Sequential Tail Lights, BB Stripes, Kenwood 500W mono Amp on 12" Sub, Metra Kit, Pioneer AVH 4600BT, LED scanner bar, and...
SeaCompiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:17 PM   #21
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by 45thCamaro View Post
isn't it a law that all cars with a back seat has to have the latch system? Im not sure I just thought it was. I know you can install car seats without a latch system and without a base as well.
If it has a rear seat thats capable and designed for car seats, yes, that was my point.

and yes LATCH seats can be installed with a seatbelt, with or without the base, but the removable base and LATCH make things a lot easier, especially in tight confines like a Camaro. We bought a second base, leave one in the Camaro all the time and the other gets swapped back and forth from the SUV or crew cab truck depending on what we're driving.
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #22
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard1183 View Post
Post a pic of her comfortably sitting with a rear facing car seat. I'll say this: she may be sitting comfy but it's not safe at all. One, she's too close to the dash for air bag to deploy without injuring her or 2, she'll eat the dash if something happens. Just because it has latches doesn't mean it was made for it. Forward facing? Yes. Rear facing? No unless no one occupies the pass seat.

If you're not going to believe us based on statements, what good is a picture? You're just going to say she's not comfortable... I'll take her word for it over some guy on the internet who's never met her.

As for the airbag, she's farther from it than she is in the drivers seat of most vehicles. The seat track would not have a notch that far forward if it wasn't an intended seating position... its not like we modified anything to push it farther forward.
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:28 PM   #23
Wizard1183

 
Wizard1183's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM SS2/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 1,390
Send a message via Yahoo to Wizard1183
You're wife is 1/1000 who sits comfortably if not more. lmao
__________________


Life is short, drive it like you stole it!
Wizard1183 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:33 PM   #24
Chevy_cowboy
 
Chevy_cowboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 IOM 2SS/RS M6 Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard1183 View Post
You're wife is 1/1000 who sits comfortably if not more. lmao
how many have you surveyed? Personally, I'm only concerned about the comfort of one wife.
__________________
Chevy_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #25
Wizard1183

 
Wizard1183's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM SS2/RS M6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lafayette,LA
Posts: 1,390
Send a message via Yahoo to Wizard1183
I surveyed my gf who is 4'11" and she could NOT fit comfortably. Perhaps it was the car seat, but I don't know of ANY rear-face that are small enough to have passengers sit comfortably. We used a Graco. So I find it hard to believe your wife who's 5'4" sits comfy. But whatever. Glad she does. Peace
__________________


Life is short, drive it like you stole it!
Wizard1183 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.