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Old 03-13-07, 02:53 PM
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Dh and I are having a battle of wills over the new vehicle we want to get. My biggest issue is having the ability to get a car seat in and out when he is not around. Right now we have a two door car and a four door car. The plan is to trade my car in ( the one with 4 doors) and get a four door truck ( and I'm short and DH says running boards or whatever they're called will help). Which leaves us then with a two door car. So what I would like to know is what is everyone's experience getting a car seat in and out of 2 door vehicles and in and out of trucks?
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Old 03-13-07, 02:56 PM
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Whether it was a truck or a car...I always have to get inside the car to adjust (remove or add) the carseat....but with DS's carseat/carrier it didn't make a huge impact one way or the other to me...I'm short as well.
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Old 03-13-07, 03:09 PM
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uhh... we get 2 sets of carseats and leave them in both vehicles.
No way am I going to swap the seats around constantly like that.
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I had a two door truck and put the carseat in the front which scared me to death so we bought a four door truck. It works out good. I think no matter what you do when they start getting heavy it's a pain.
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that is true - no matter what - you have to get completely inside the vehicle and sit on the carseat (or put your knee in it at least) to get the seat tight enough.
Trust me, you don't want to be doing the 'proper' installation any more than you have to ... it's a complete hassle!!

for a 2 door, you'd throw the front seat forward, toss in the carseat, and then climb into the back to get it all bucked in properly. (and I'm assuming you'd be using the latch systems too. which practically REQUIRE you to get all the way in the car the way they're designed)
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