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Old 12-01-2010, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Stealth 993 View Post
Thanks, but not sure that is going to work, I need the front seat for the Wife. My other car, car seat fits perfectly, it's just the seat belt is not long enough to clip in.
Another option may be to get an older style lap belt - may be longer and certainly do not have to wrestle with the shoulder belt.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:48 PM
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I've installed two 3-in-1 Alpha Omega Elite seats in the back of my Targa for my 4 year old and 2 year old.

They hold real secure and tight if you use the latch belt it comes with and secure it somewhat differently than it was designed. I've been doing it this way for years.
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The chest strap was not adjustable?
I have used many different brands of car seat over the years and never seen a non-adjustable chest strap...
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:35 PM
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The chest strap is adjustable but doesn't adjust enough for a bigger kid. I'll post pics tonight. A very poor design.

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The chest strap was not adjustable?
I have used many different brands of car seat over the years and never seen a non-adjustable chest strap...
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:38 PM
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The Evenflo Tribute 5 fits well. This seats a bit more of a Economy seat.

I passed on it to buy a Evenflo 65. Much better build but it's going to take a bit of shoe horning it in.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:58 PM
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Here's the info on the Alpha Omega Elite car seat by Safety 1st (also has been marketed as a Cosco brand seat).
http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Pro...tible-Car-Seat

It costs around $150 and works as a rear and forward facing modes from 5 lbs up to 40 lbs. Obviously it won't fit in rear seat in rear-facing mode. But is has a fully adjustable 5 point harness and adjustable head rest. It also comes is quite a few color options so I got a terrific match for my polar silver targa. Quite impressive.

Here are my two kids having a blast in the back of a 993!


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Old 12-03-2010, 03:18 PM
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Marc, how much room do you have between the kids feet and the seat back?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:06 PM
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The space is not that great so the kids need to know to let their feet drop down and not kick the front seat backs. I don't think any one car seat will fix that problem. There's simply not that much leg room in the back of a Porsche.

But this is the same problem I see on most every car. Our 7 seater Volvo SUV also has that problem.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:23 AM
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My parents had a 1971 VW 411 wagon... no A/C but I toughed it out on long road trips in back cargo space over the motor.

It was a step up from the early '60s Beetle w/o seatbelts... I'd outgrown the storage pocket between the backseat and rear window.

That said, I think it's pretty cool being a kid these days, even if strapped in all the time... cupholders, DVD players, iPod/Touch/Phone, etc. And if bored, and if close enough, you can still reach over and whack your siblings.


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...and to think that up to about 30 years ago, almost all children survived childhood with no baby seats, protective devices of any kind or seat belts.

Amazing.
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