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Has anyone fitted a RF Car Seat into a sports car or coupe. My husband wants a car that is different and fun but it need

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Has anyone fitted a RF Car Seat into a sports car or coupe. My husband wants a car that is different and fun but it needs to fit a car seat or 2. The car will only be used 1-2 per week mostly on weekends


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1 year ago
Sounds like he's going to get the "sporty" car even if car seats don't fit. Why does he want sporty? Has he looked at the kia cerato gt? That goes fast, has 4 doors and fits car seats. Why does it need to be a 2 door sporty car? Even maseratis come with a 4door option for families. Even if it is for 1-2 days a week, be prepared for the "it's too awkward to put the child in the seat, how about you stay home with the kids and I just go". Not implying that your husband is a tool, but when it comes to going places with kids, most men take the less awkward/hassle/muck around option. Also kids grow. Can he *or you) handle the constant feet in the back kicking when your child becomes forward facing.

Maybe find out what it is about the sporty car he likes and find a matching spec in a sporty looking more reasonable option.

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1 year ago
What cars is he looking at? It might give a better idea of if you would fit a rearward facing seat in there. Your other option is to either hold off until baby is forward facing or he uses your car until baby is forward facing. It’s not easy to get a baby in when you’ve only got two doors, so really you would both probably find it easier anyway to have a no baby car and a family car anyway.

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1 year ago
Thanks we are looking at a Toyota 86 and or a Ford Mustang

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1 year ago
Ok, I 100% get the mustang 😍😍 if I didn’t have 4 kids I would get one 😂😂

I find a site that you might find helpful but it won’t let me post the link, so if you don’t mind I’ll just copy/paste what it says.

The other thing you will have to look at is yours and hubby’s height, if you’re tall you don’t want your legs all squished so the baby seat can fit behind you. I do like the idea above of hiring a car seat for a day and seeing if it will fit.

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1 year ago
There's masses of space up front, but, despite the Mustang's sizeable proportions, the two rear seats offer extremely limited space. Children and particularly short grown-ups will fit, but most adults will need to contort their bodies unnaturally to get seated. However, there is a bit more head room than you’ll find in the back of the Audi TT, while the Mustang’s long doors provide easier access than you’ll find in the TT or BMW 2 Series. Even so, an Audi A5 is considerably more comfortable.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though; the Mustang gets Isofix mounts in the rear, so two child seats will be secure back there. Good luck justifying it as a sensible family car, though.
Officially, the Mustang has a bigger boot than you get in its immediate rivals; there’s 408 litres of space with the rear seats in place and you can fold those seats down when you need to carry longer items. However, the narrow opening and high load lip make it difficult to load bulky items. Ultimately, despite having a smaller and shallower load bay, the TT coupé, with its hatchback boot, is actually more practical.

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1 year ago
new or old Mustang?
If new I would say they are more like a sedan instead of a sports car and there would be heaps of room especially if you look at the four door ones, but I have been in a Camero two door and adults fitted in the back fine but it was a soft top so made it easy for people to get in and out. Old mustangs you would need to see if they have the right safety fittings.
Toyota 86 I would have thought are tiny in the back and the bucket/racing seats are a pain to have a car seat fit in properly.
Really it comes down to how passionate you are about the cars and if it is worth it to get the baby in and out off or are you going to get pissed off and sell it. I would wait but its up to you and your husband

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1 year ago
Why put a car seat into a sports car at all? I haven’t heard of anyone that has done this. Why can’t your husband drive your car when he has to take the baby somewhere and keep the sports car as is? I know a couple of families that have two cars, I.e., their small or sporty cars and then a family car but in those cases they already had the small sporty car and bought a second more practical family car before having kids.

I agree with the other commentators and am hearing alarm bells too. I’ve never known an expecting parent to rush out and buy a spirts car...seems odd.

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1 year ago
I have already stated that this hasn’t been a rush decision it is something we have both wanted for along time we have the money outright now to do so. I didn’t post the question to be judged I simply posted the question to get car suggestions. As Statesboro there are people out there wether my choice or otherwise who drive 2 door cars and this is no different

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1 year ago
Ummm, pretty sure I didn’t ask about how you were going to pay for it. The fact of the matter is most people don’t buy small two door sport cars with a new baby. Have you actually considered the practicalities? How will you fit a pram in the boot? Anyway, each to their own.

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1 year ago
This is a ridiculous post. Just buy whichever car you like. As many other commentators have suggested, go buy a car seat and take it with you when you test drive. End of story.

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1 year ago
I had a two door excel, which I know is definately not fun and sporty, but it was so hard trying to get a kid in the back and those cars are a lot bigger than what you have in mind. Twisting your body through a tiny gap, trying not to impale yourself on the gear stick while battling a non compliant child is not fun. By the time you get the kid in you will be in a shitty mood and won’t be able to enjoy your day. And if you’re going for long drives you are going to have to stop several times and face that battle everytime if you are sticking to your no food in the car rule. Also, you need room for all the baby crap. Where’s that going to go?

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1 year ago
Ask the dealership

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1 year ago
I have and they always say they don’t know

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1 year ago
Take a car seat in there and test it out

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1 year ago
We still have 6 months to go till the baby is born and my husband wants to but now, I was hoping to buy car seats closer to when baby would be born for warranty purposes

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1 year ago
Borrow one and take it in there

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1 year ago
We don’t have anyone to borrow one from

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1 year ago
Hire one for the day, $15

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1 year ago
We don't have a sports car, but maybe a Nissan gtr? You might need to measure some car seats (go to a baby store and measure a big one and a compact one), then go to dealers and measure the room in the back. Also, probably worth finding a sports car forum or Facebook page to find people who can at least tell you if there is lots of room in the back seats or not (even if they don't have kids), that way will give you an idea of which ones to look at. Ignore people bagging out your husband. If it's something you guys want to do you'll make it work.

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1 year ago
Also check out the Hyundai Veloster. It has one door on the drivers side, but 2 doors on the passenger side (the back door has a hidden handle so not totally obvious there is another door there. Might make it a bit easier getting bub in and out 🙂

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1 year ago
I want one 😂😍

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1 year ago
Trying to get a baby in and out of a 2 door car is going to be a pain in the ass, plus the lack of boot space. Hot hatches are a good alternative to a sport coupe you can get 4door ones and they are fast and fun to drive and fit people in the back.
But honestly I would wait until the kids are older and don't need seats, then he can get the car he wants without having to sacrifice or deal with messy kids in the car, sports cars will always be there.

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1 year ago
Thanks for the car suggestion, we have a rule a rule if no eating in the car which we have done with neices and nephews we also will do the same with our child. We aren’t concerned about lack of boot space as I said this car will not be used much. What is a hot hatch

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1 year ago
Hot hatch is a small hatchback that is turbo charged. VW Gti, BMW M1, Audi S3, Ford Focus RS cars like that.
Also good luck with no food in the car rule, as soon as you have a screaming hungry child on a freeway that rule will go out the window. We had the same rule but its just not realistic if you are driving anywhere more then 10mins, plus the amount of sand and dirt they manage to pick up on their feet just walking in the park.
Also my parents had a 2door car when I was a kid and as the person who had to get in and out of the back it was the worst and I wasnt even in a car seat at that time.

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1 year ago
Assuming you will have your own car I would just make sure there are car seat bolts, especially behind the passenger seat. You will probably find you can't fit a rear facing car seat in most like you described. It might be easier to use your car until the child is forward facing.

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1 year ago
Thanks

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1 year ago
You have no idea how ridiculous you sound. There is no way you are going to find a 2 door sports car that is suitable for a car seat. If your husband wants one he can buy it and drive it without you or the baby with him. Or better yet grow up and realise you are going to be parents and frivolous things like this are no longer.

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1 year ago
I am sure there are parents out there who do drive 2 door cars wether by choice or otherwise and make it work. I never asked for opinions on wether you would do this or not I asked for car opinions

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1 year ago
Its not so much the two door that's an issue, but a small two door you won't physically fit a rear facing car seat.

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1 year ago
The thing is, once you have a child everything changes. That little person's needs will make most of your decisions. I get your DH's desire to do something that feels like he's still in control of his choices. I'd love to still travel to far flung destinations that aren't suitable for small kids, but accepted it's a struggle I'll have to live with. We can go when they're older & choose more suitable adventures. They come first.

Perhaps compromise on a four door car that looks sporty. I'd hate to risk dropping a newborn or damaging your own body while twisting between front seats to get them into a back seat.

He might just have to accept he can't have it until child/ren are older.

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1 year ago
He has wanted a sports/coupe for a long time. He is definitely not what you described so I know it is not a midlife crisis. I haven’t posted to have my husband judged I am simply wanting advice on what cars we should be looking at that fit the description. Considering this car will only be used 1-2 per week at the absolute most I am happy and supportive of. my husband having a car he wants and likes, we will make it work I understand kids needs come first but so does my husbands. We just want advice on what cars people recommend not a discussion on whether you would do it or not


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1 year ago
Yes, you can. Getting the baby/child in is the hard part without a back door.

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1 year ago
Do you have any car recommendations

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1 year ago
If you get one with a sunroof you could just drop the kid in through there.

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1 year ago
Lol

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1 year ago
Have you ever tried to get a baby in the car seat in a car with no back doors. It’s a giant pain in the arse.

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1 year ago
Well I guess I am going to have to get use to it as my husband wants a car that is different/sporty hence me asking for suggestions