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Old 07-15-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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baby/car seat question

I understand this is not a family car... that's why I bought my wife an SUV (Mitsubishi Endeavor). But I am curious if I will be able to take the baby anywhere in my car if I NEED TO.

I am assuming the car seat will fit with the front passenger seat leaned forward a bit if it's just me and the baby, but can anyone confirm this car can fit a front passenger and a car seat.

I'm pretty sure that I can fit a child seat once they go to the kind where they sit in a booster seat but that's like 2 years away. For now I have the big bulky car seat type thing and I am wondering if it will fit.

Also, I searched and since the thread searches for posts with the word car and seat in the same post it returned a BUNCH of stuff I couldn't use.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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Are you still at the rear facing stage of the came?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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I've my wife and two kids in the car with me and everything fit fine. They were both forward facing, however.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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I don't think I am going to be able to get the car seats in the new Camaro. I have 5 month old triplet sons and a four year old. Looks like we are going to be drawing straws when they are older on who gets to ride to school with Dad and who gets to ride in the mini-van with Mom.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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There are instructions on how to put a car seat in the car in the owners manuel. Be sure the passenger air bag is off if the carseat is in the front seat.

I didn't think you could put a car seat in the front seat legally.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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Are you still at the rear facing stage of the came?
Yeah still rear facing. She's 2 weeks and 2 days old so we'll be in the rear facing stage for a while.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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They should fit in the front, drivers and passengers side.

You and your wife can sit in the back and make zoom zoom sounds like you're driving...
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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Yeah still rear facing. She's 2 weeks and 2 days old so we'll be in the rear facing stage for a while.
If you don't find the answer I'll look in my wifes tommorrow at the manual.
I know I had an 05 mustang gt and it fitt rear facing with the front seat up all the way.

ho, and it was a convertible
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:38 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure Ill just have to move the front seat all the way up or lean it forward a bit or both. Just want to make sure if I had to get me mama and baby around for some reason I still could. If anyone knows for sure please share.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:44 PM   #10
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I'll tell ya what you do. Take your car seat to the dealer and tell them you want to try it in one. I've done this before. I don't know how many dealers in your area have one on the lot but it's worth the shot.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
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I'll tell ya what you do. Take your car seat to the dealer and tell them you want to try it in one. I've done this before. I don't know how many dealers in your area have one on the lot but it's worth the shot.
If you can't find a dealer with one you can test fit it in, post a message in the Texas regional forum. We have a lot of members in the DFW area and I'm sure someone would be willing to meet up with you so you can see if your baby's car seat will fit.

Both my kids are in booster seats so I can't check for you. Besides just being able to get the baby carrier into the back seat, you'll also need to look at how the base of it fits in the rear seat. My kids' booster seats are pretty small but fit very snuggly in between the side bolsters on the seats. I seem to remember the base of their rear-facing seats being a few inches wider and there is no way that is going to sit flush on the seat cushion.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:53 AM   #12
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Every state has different laws about WHEN you can move them to the front (some are NEVER..which i agree with) as long as you are not lik 6'5" it should fit behind the pass side, i'm gonna have the same problem in a few more months but i'll have a booster seat and a car seat. The ONLY real problem will be from your back, putting that thing in and out of the back seat...lol but no it should fit fine...suggestion (unless you already have it) get the car seat that has a base that it locks into. MUCH easier for installation/removal
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:08 PM   #13
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I work in Southlake and live in Hurst. PM me if you want to use my car as a tester to see if your seat will fit. I'd be happy to bring it by.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:33 PM   #14
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FYI, I keep my two year old son's car seat in the rear seat behind the passenger seat. That is his reserved spot when I take him out. He loves my Camaro and when I pull in the driveway coming home from work if he is playing in the backyard he runs up to the gate to try to get to my car. Having 4 kids it is pretty much impossible to take all 4 of them at once. As far as putting a car seat in front I wouldn't recommend it. Although the front seat has a sensor that disables the front passenger air bag. 90 lbs are more and the front passenger air bag seat is enabled.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:24 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure Ill just have to move the front seat all the way up or lean it forward a bit or both. Just want to make sure if I had to get me mama and baby around for some reason I still could. If anyone knows for sure please share.
My Momma always told me "Where there's a will, there's a way" .... you'll figure it out when the time comes.

I have three grandkids/grandbabies... a 12 year old, a 4 year old & a 2 month old... they will ALL fit in the Camaro just fine... now Grandpa, on the other hand, I guess will have to follow in his truck.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #16
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Car seat needs to go in the BACK SEAT....never the front seat unless you can disable the airbag. I have not seen anything on my 2SS/RS that allows me to disable it.

Without going out and looking at mine, I thought GM put the LATCH system in in the back seats.

My kid is in a booster and it works fine in the BACK SEAT.....

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I understand this is not a family car... that's why I bought my wife an SUV (Mitsubishi Endeavor). But I am curious if I will be able to take the baby anywhere in my car if I NEED TO.

I am assuming the car seat will fit with the front passenger seat leaned forward a bit if it's just me and the baby, but can anyone confirm this car can fit a front passenger and a car seat.

I'm pretty sure that I can fit a child seat once they go to the kind where they sit in a booster seat but that's like 2 years away. For now I have the big bulky car seat type thing and I am wondering if it will fit.

Also, I searched and since the thread searches for posts with the word car and seat in the same post it returned a BUNCH of stuff I couldn't use.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:48 PM   #17
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I've seen a Britax Marathon in one before. If that behemoth of a carseat can fit, any of them can.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #18
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I actually have two car seats in my 2010 Camaro and my boys are 3 and 5 yrs old. I do have to pull my seat forward a little but they love the car and it makes it easier for me to drive it if the kids come along.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:47 PM   #19
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But ya, I don't recommend the front seat either



That's my seat! Besides... he cant reach the pedals


On a more serious note... When Number 3 took us for a ride in Thor we had 4 men in the car, well 4 1/2 if you count me, I'm about 6'6".

I'm not saying it was comfortable.... but you could probably fit the seat facing backward long as the front passenger isn't too tall. I traded my vette in for one so I could put kids in the back someday
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Car seat needs to go in the BACK SEAT....never the front seat unless you can disable the airbag. I have not seen anything on my 2SS/RS that allows me to disable it.

Without going out and looking at mine, I thought GM put the LATCH system in in the back seats.

My kid is in a booster and it works fine in the BACK SEAT.....

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The airbag IS disabled (there's like 200 hundred pages devoted to baby/kid seats in the manual!) unless a certain weight of ***EDIT*** (manual doesn't say a weight)80 lbs. is reached in the front seat. When you are driving by yourself, look up at the overhead light switch and you'll see NO.2 is off.
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I don't think I am going to be able to get the car seats in the new Camaro. I have 5 month old triplet sons and a four year old. Looks like we are going to be drawing straws when they are older on who gets to ride to school with Dad and who gets to ride in the mini-van with Mom.
Did you say triplets?
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But ya, I don't recommend the front seat either



That's my seat! Besides... he cant reach the pedals


On a more serious note... When Number 3 took us for a ride in Thor we had 4 men in the car, well 4 1/2 if you count me, I'm about 6'6".

I'm not saying it was comfortable.... but you could probably fit the seat facing backward long as the front passenger isn't too tall. I traded my vette in for one so I could put kids in the back someday
That pic is priceless. I love to see kids being raised properly.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #23
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Rear facing fit fine I took mine to dealer to find out same thing and it fit great! Was actually surprised how much room there still was in front passenger side. I have a 5 month old and shes still in the rearfacing and we plan on takin our 2 newborn girls for plenty of rides of course if my car gets here b4 she goes to college just ordered a couple weeks ago
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I have a 7 month old baby girl and she fits in with a rear facing seat in the passenger rear. My wife can still ride in the front but the seat does have to be up a bit. Hope this helps.
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yep my 17 month old fits in there fine....
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