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MattyR
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:30 pm    Post subject: Forward facing child seat that will fit all 993 coupes! Reply with quote

After giving up on finding a forward facing child seat for my 15 month old daughter; we were all in Halfords the other day (you know you love it) with the intention of purchasing three child seats (don't ask - needless to say it involves ease of childcare combined w/ the various vehicles involved). Anyway, I digress!

We opted for some budget offering as did not want to repeat three more purchases of the current 500 pound note seat in the Rangie. On the off chance I though hey let's give it a whirl in the 911 as the base looked slim. Hey-presto chaps it is snug as a bug with no seat belt extension required and NORMAL leg room for my wife. It's voodoooo I tell ye!

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dommorton
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah very good. I looked at these and wondered if they fit given their slim dimensions. I also thought they looked pretty smart at the price point.

Their high back booster at £25 looks good too, but I had concerns about just how much r&d can have been used in its making given the price. Probably just as good as any other and doesn't have the parental fear mark up.
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badlands
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i stopped into Halfords today to try this seat in the 993 and when we tried it in the car the car seat guys there were of the opinion it wasn't a safe fit.

The back of the car seat does not go far enough back into the car's rear seat...there's a gap that you could slide your hand into, meaning in a crash the seat could easily slide downwards.

I have to agree with them...unless we just weren't trying hard enough? It's not nearly as snug a fit as my existing Concord Cabriofix, which truly does fit right into the crevice of the seat.

Just my 2 pence, don't want to put a downer on your purchase but feel it's important to share that others should try this seat in the flesh and make up their own mind rather than buying online....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt that, when the seat was cocked into the fully upright position, it was stable and to my liking. Yes there is a gap you could get a hand into; however this is the same with the Britax offering in my Range Rover sport and wife's Fiat 500 which was approved by the car seat safety centre. The gap is slightly more prevelant in the 993 with the Halfords seat but, for me anyway, adequate. Obviously other may feel differently, which is fine! Always good to have differing perspectives.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds good! while there's a thread on it, apparently this is the definitive 993 car seat for ~3 to 12 year olds and is meant to fit like a glove...haven't tried it though:

Maxi-Cosi Rodi SPS Group 2-3 Car Seat - Black



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stichill99
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: child seats Reply with quote

Would you need to use the cars seat belt to hold child in with maxi cosi? Would the standard seat belt be long enough? Its a lot of hassle to go and need to get longer seat belts.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might fit better if you took the passenger seat back out of the car before fitting the baby seat?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the maxi-cosi and it seems to be a good fit. It has a movable base plate that needs to be at it's furthest setting from the actual base of the seat and then use the seat belt buckle from the other rear seat and the belt is just long enough... this might not work as well as little ones get bigger!?!

I would not consider removing the rear seat back as the contours behind the seat are even more raked than the seat back itself so the seat would easily pivot backwards as it would only touch at the very bottom.

Ultimately with such precious cargo you have to be happy with the fit so anyone considering this should go to Halfords or somewhere else and try the seat for themselves!
 
  
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stewart rix
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the basic Maxi Cosi Rodi (no isofix, detachable base, height adjustable back) which fitted fine - no need for belt extensions.
 
  
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cambjones
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone has a pic of the Maxi-Cosi Rodi SPS 'installed' would you mind posting it. I'm guessing you have to put the passenger seat quite a way forward to make space for the child's legs?

My little girl's 4.5 and she needs a bigger seat, she currently has a Mamas & Papas Sicuro... it doesn't look nearly as safe as the Maxi-Cosi either.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEVER travel with children in your 993 - its inherently unsafe, says it the manual I'm sure.........there always touching stuff, smearing things on the window and asking stupid questions Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have the halfords essentials 123 in the back of my 997 for my 2 year old. Fits like its made for it and is mega secure with the cars seatbelt. Good value for money too!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pics of the Maxi Cosi Rodi installed.. with 5 year old also installed





 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Rodi, a perfect fit in both 993 and 996.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matty

I've got this seat but struggling to get the seat belt to reach. did you have any issues with this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_watti wrote:
Hi Matty

I've got this seat but struggling to get the seat belt to reach. did you have any issues with this?


I think that question was for me.

Yep fitted with normal seat belt.

Best of luck.
 
  
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MattyR
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_watti wrote:
Hi Matty

I've got this seat but struggling to get the seat belt to reach. did you have any issues with this?


Hey Rib, if you are referring to the Halfords seat then yes, it does require a knack to get the standard seat belt to plug in. I'll take a pic tomorrow if I can as the seat is currently in the car after the trip last weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah sorry guys, i am referring to the Halfords seat. A picture of how you have managed it would be great
 
  
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