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springman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: 997 Child Car Seat Group 1 / 9 months - 4 years Reply with quote

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a car seat for a 9 month - 4 year old child for a 911 997 C2S built in 2005, I understand this can also be referred to as a group 1 seat.

I am looking for one to fit in the back of the car and that wont be too tough on the wallet.

Thanks in advance,

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably worth checking with

http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/acatalog/seat_belts_child_seats_porsche_cars.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I am aware that Porsche supply a seat, I have heard that non Porsche seats do fit and would like to save a few quid!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully Jamie will be along on this one - he has a 997 C2S and an 18 month old now.....so should be able to advise.......
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Jamie
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Porsche Junior seat which we used since 9 months - I only have it cos Porsche chucked it in for free when I bought the car from new. I would not have paid the ticket price of c.£400 for it

We also have a mamas and papas pro-tec for the Audi which also fits nicely into the Porsche and only cost about £130 (and is better than the Porsche one).

Hope this helps.

Quinny Zap is also the ideal stroller to fit in the boot of the C2S. - Takes up about a third of the space and lot cheaper than the Porsche one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I just bought my 911 997 C2S from a main dealer and found my greco standard seats did not fit - so i got porsche junior seats retail £180 but they did it at cost for £120 - the main thing is the base under the seat is a few inches thinner than a normal child seat in order to fit in the 911 bucket seats.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Mamas & Papas Child Seat - 9 months to 4 years Reply with quote

I've just bought a Mamas & Papas Pro-Tec seat - it's Group 1, forward facing, so suitable for 9kg-18kg, and fits perfectly in the back of my 997 Carrera S Coupe.

Despite initially being told unhelpfully by Mamas and Papas in Watford that 'none of their car seats would fit that car', Mamas and Papas in Cheshunt were much better and their car seat expert was very happy with the way it fitted. The seat belt routing is different on the Pro-Tec to others I've looked at and suits the siting of the belts in the 997 well.

The seat is sitting directly onto the floor carpet, by removing the leather pad that forms the 'cushion' of the rear seat (it is velcroed in and just pulls upwards to come out)

I'm much relieved to have found a good seat (much better than the Porsche ones as far as my daughter's comfort is concened), from a reputable brand, and hence confirmed that the 997 is indeed the 'ideal family car' I'd told my wife it was !
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strafford,

Have you got any pictures ??

I also have a 997 C S and have been looking on ebay at the Porsche one but would be interested in the one you mention.

At the moment I do have one that fits but the sits too high for my peace of mind.

Its very secure, I am watching a few on fleabay at the moment and just missed out on the proper Porsche one with the airbag deactivation unit for £120. anyway pics would be good if anyone has any.

thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pics but like a couple of the other posters I have a M&P's Pro Tec which transfers nicely between my wife's Audi and my 997 C2S.

Some Halfords stores sell the M&P's for quite a good price at the moment and you may be able to get them to let you 'see if it fits' before you buy. That will give you a good idea of how it sits - I too have removed the seat cushion. Be prepared for them to say it isn't suitable for the car though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone looked back at all the threads and we have managed to get mama & papas protech which fits perfect!!im gona send the recaro back shame as it looked the part but just didnt fit securely!we will be out tomorow as a family the first trip in the 997!!looking foward to sharing the fun...more exiting than the range rover..
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I would update you all on my quest for a stage 1 car seat for my 2 year old in the back of our C2S Cab 2010. I tried a dozen seats and wasn't happy with the fit of any of them. I tried all the seats mentioned in this thread and others - including the Mamas & Papas Protec (discontinued but Cheshunt branch had one as a loan seat) and that was a terrible fit.

I resigned myself to not getting a good fitting car seat, so decided to try the Porsche seat from my dealer, expecting to part with £300. Guess what - not a great fit either! Same problem as all of the others - the seat base is too narrow - even with base removed. Even the Porscche seat did not sit centrally on the seat - was offset with a large gap down the back. I didn't buy it.

Then I revisited my search a few months later by accident. My nephew (3) was coming to stay and I needed a cheapish seat for his visit (to fit in our Cayenne). I bought a Babystart group 1-3 seat from Argos - £35. Decided to try it in the 911 just by chance - and it fits! Has a narrow base, so goes down to the bottom of the seat and no space at the back. Only problem is the seat does not have any recline so wouldn't be great for the kids napping but she certainly looks comfy. Will try to take a pic on our next outing.

Other good thing is that this seat will grow with the child - using the harness now, but harness can be removed and can be used with just the seatbelt.

OK it's not the best made seat (polystyrene base) but she feels secure in place. Oh, and the seat brand says Nania on the fabric, even though Argos call it Baby-Start.

HTH!

Here's the seat:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3761377/c_1/1|category_root|Nursery|14417537/c_2/2|14417537|Car+and+booster+seats|14417572/c_3/3|cat_14417572|Car+seats|14417573.htm
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, I went for the britax duo plus for my 997 c4s cab. Great seat. Really compact but very secure. It has isofix or seat belt securing. I have used it in the front passenger seat with isofix for my 2 yr old daughter or back seat. Both work really wel. Good luck.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, I went for the britax duo plus for my 997 c4s cab. Great seat. Really compact but very secure. It has isofix or seat belt securing. I have used it in the front passenger seat with isofix for my 2 yr old daughter or back seat. Both work really wel. Good luck.
 
  
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elrao
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any photos of these?

I am looking at buying a 997 and wanted a cab but was put off a little by all the talk about not being able to fit a child seat in. I have a 16m old and part of the reason for looking at the 911s again was due to them being 4 seaters (current toy has 2 seats and rarely gets driven since the baby was born as a result).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is less room in the cab than the coupe, as the roof moves the seats forwards.
 
  
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Xstyle
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Is the Pro-Tec SA-ATS seat the recommended choice for a 997 ?
http://www.mamasandpapas.com/product-pro-tec-saats-charcoalred/245129400/type-i/

Mine is a 997 C4S. Are they wider internally than the C2?
Thanks.
 
  
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njm500
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 997 c4s cab and have had the Britax Duo Plus for past 18months. Is excellent. Plus I have isofix in the front seat also. So have choice of isofix in the front or seat belt in the rear.

FYI - Britax duo fix is also the same as latest Porsche Child Seat rebadged by Porsche
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you go to a shop and try out all these seats in the car park??

The Britax Duo Plus looks ok:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004BKJWEK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004BKJWF4&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0WSHTFBP1QBYPZA8V3ZR

Can't find the Britax Duo Fix though... The 997.1 C4S doesn't have isofix as standard, but I'm sure you can use any seat with it, just on the seatbelts.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what a Britax Duo Fix is ?? I have the Duo Plus which is both isofix and seat belt.

I got my local OPEC to fit official isofix to passenger front seat + switch for turning airbag off etc....

I went to halfords to try the Duo plus
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

njm500 wrote:

I got my local OPEC to fit official isofix to passenger front seat + switch for turning airbag off etc....

How much was that please? Where does the switch locate?
 
  
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