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Old 03-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #1  
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Question Rear Facing Carseat for the stang.....

I am in kind of a pickle here and would like some advice or at least a discussion on car seats for mustangs.

My wife has been staying at home with my son for about a year now and there was no need to drive my son in the stang.

Well, my wife decided she wants to go back to work and I will have to help drive him to and from day care.

We know that the stang is less than ideal for this and we spent the day today at dealerships trying to see if I can trade her in(the stang LOL) for something better suited for transporting family.

Unfortunately (well sort of... ) trading in the mustang for a new car makes no sense financially and could leave us in a bad spot so I have to make it work.

Is there any car seat that any of you have found that can be used in the mustang rear facing. My son is a year old and it will stay rear facing until he is at least 2.

any suggestions or questions would be great! Thanks
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #2  
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I have been looking into this too, but most say they will fit!

I have not yet tried them though.......We Like the BabyTrend FlexLoc at Target!
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #3  
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All of the Graco products I have used work in the mustang. I did have to lay down a couple towels to help level it out and protect the leather. Just have the wife move her seat a little forward and it'll fit right in there.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #4  
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All of the Graco products I have used work in the mustang. I did have to lay down a couple towels to help level it out and protect the leather. Just have the wife move her seat a little forward and it'll fit right in there.
This is exactly what I do in my '68 Mustang. The lap belts are great to secure the baby seat too

My son has gotten to the point where he gets pissed when he has to go in our family car

btw OP: Your son must be really small? Mine didn't fit in a rear-facing baby seat anymore well before he turned 2 (he's 2.5 now)
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #5  
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I couldn't fit any rear facing seat into the back of mustang. Not a big deal as mine isn't a daily, but I would have liked to take my son out for short cruises when he was younger.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #6  
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Got two kids, 3 and 6. My six year old is in a booster now, so when I have both kids in the car he goes behind me. He can pull his legs up since there is almost no room behind me when I drive. If it is just you and your boy it is simple. Move the passenger seat all the way forward and in the up postion. The seat is almost to the dash. There is plenty of room, and we have the car seat latches that makes getting the seat in and out fairly easy. My daughter and son loves it when I gun it, guess mommy never does that!
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:12 PM   #7  
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btw OP: Your son must be really small? Mine didn't fit in a rear-facing baby seat anymore well before he turned 2 (he's 2.5 now)
My son is no longer in the car seats that have a base. He is now in those convertable ones. You know the ones that are rear facing at first but then you can turn them around when he is big enough.

That is what I am trying to find, a convertable rear/front facing seat. I know its a tall order... lol.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:13 AM   #8  
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Not sure about the laws in Alabama but when my son moved out of the infant car seat I was able to have him in a 5 point harness, solid back, front facing seat. I didn't buy the seat shown in the picture until he was 30 lbs.

I used a seat like this one until he turned 2 1/2 and I needed to buy a 2nd car seat for convenience sake.
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I couldn't fit any rear facing seat into the back of mustang. Not a big deal as mine isn't a daily, but I would have liked to take my son out for short cruises when he was younger.

Couldn't agree more but the only difference is I have three daughters!
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I have 2 kids, 4 and 2, and I haul them everywhere in my Mustang. Rear facing is a PITA, but do-able. Now that they are front facing they sit side by side in the rear in their Simpson Racing kid seats. 5 point harness and they look about as cool as a kid seat can look in a Mustang.
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