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Old 05-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Best car seat for camaro????

Any suggestions on the best car seat for the camaro??? Maybe a more compact, streamlined one? Thanks guys.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Your baby still at the rear facing stage?
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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No baby yet, just doing research. See a lot of guys selling cars because of babies. Sure good seats for our cars.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Ahh. I didn't have the Camaro until after my boy was over a year. So I never got the chance to try out the rear facing infant seats in it. I currently have a Britax in the back seat right now. Fits just fine! He has plenty of room. If your passenger has long legs pushing the front seat all the way back might be a problem. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=4032957

That the one I currently have back there.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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we bought our camaro 2 months before my son was born and he's been riding in it since. He's 10 months old now. We have a peg perego primo viaggio car seat and stroller. The car seat fits fine just have to pull the passenger seat up a bit but my wife can still sit in the front comfortably. I fit 2 canopy chairs my car cleaning supplies and the stroller in the trunk during our trip to Cruisin the Coast. The peg perego is the rated the #1 safest car seat in both Europe and America.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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I had a black and orange one to match my inferno orange interior that i bought from sam's club. i believe it was a Graco? I don't use it anymore because my daughter is in a booster seat now, but it fit great & was very lightweight.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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I have three kids (all boys 9, 5 and 3 years old). When I first bought my Camaro (two years in July) I would have my oldest up front in a booster base seat, my middle son in a full booster seat (rear passenger side) and my youngest in a forward facing (Graco I think) behind me. Once his legs reached passed the seat and I had to move forward it kind of sucked. The forward facing was no issue (used the teathers). The thing to watch is the width of the booster seats. They are as wide as the distance between the seat belt and makes it difficult to click in and out.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:00 PM   #10
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I only have forward facing seats but, i have two of the largest seats on the market and there is plenty of room for my 7yr old twins in the back, my wife in passenger side and i'm pretty comfy. I'm 6ft tall and they work just fine. I would imagine rear facing would be alot tougher unless your wife is fairly small.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #11
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when its time for a booster, recaro makes a very nice one, narrow, good saftey rating and its bottom and back are smooth so it doesnt mess up leather
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:56 AM   #12
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I was just wondering about this. I have a little one on the way and was wondering if any guys have a pic of a rear facing carseat in the camaro. Im shopping around now
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:07 PM   #13
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Simpson car seat. It look like a Simpson racing seat.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #14
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RECARO RECARO RECARO We only use recaros for our kids. Never tried rear facing in the back of the camaro, but we have two convertibles carseats that have fit, and the recaro booster also fits fine back there. I would say, get the convertible which is rear facing infant, and then turns around to be a regular carseat and then adjusts to being a booster seat. 3 seats in 1. check the safety reviews on recaro carseats. doesn't get much better...
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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+1 on Recaro. This is the one I am using. My daughter loves it.

http://www.recaro-cs.com/us/product/...-boosters.html
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #16
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I have a recaro as well
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:15 PM   #17
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Rear facing is what im worried about. The current one her sister passed along to us wont work with rear facing unless the set is all the way forward and the back rest is sticking straight up. So that wont really work. Wish i could test fit these some how. If someone has a recaro rear facing convertible one that wants to test fit it for me, that would be awesome
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #18
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I have a chico rear facing and it does not allow the passenger seat to latch back in to place even with the seat slid all the way forward. Lucky that I don't have a passenger if I have the kid.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #19
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i never expected a thread like this, but i like it!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #20
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My SS allways rides with 2 car seats. My 2yr old comes home every day and walks up to the Camaro and says " Marwow I wana go fast!"
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM   #21
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From a certified car seat tech...... Britax is your best bet.


Instead of buying 3 different seats... Get a convertable that covers 0-70 lbs. They're $$$, but worth every penny.

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BRITAX convertible car seats can be used rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds, up to 70 pounds, depending on the seat. High-capacity convertibles allow your child to stay in a five-point harness through the toddler years.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #22
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From a certified car seat tech...... Britax is your best bet.


Instead of buying 3 different seats... Get a convertable that covers 0-70 lbs. They're $$$, but worth every penny.
Wow those look very nice. Any idea on fit in Camaro while rear facing?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:21 PM   #23
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Rear facing is very tight, put it on the passenger side, seat pushed all the way up , then you will need to place the baby in from drivers side, I have a 16 month old and a 3 year old, I have since moved the car seats out to the avalanche and they don't ride in the camaro. But + 1 on the 3year old likes to go fast daddy!!!!!
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rear passenger seat shouldn't be a problem. Just move the front passenger seat up a bit and use the tether and attach it to the front passenger seat bracket.

Britax is also one of the only seats I know of that does rear facing tethering.


MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SEATS INSTALLED BY A TECH SO THEY'RE DONE CORRECTLY (They'll also show you)...

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From a certified car seat tech...... Britax is your best bet.


Instead of buying 3 different seats... Get a convertable that covers 0-70 lbs. They're $$$, but worth every penny.

Thats x3 from me, thats what i am using.
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