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Old 01-22-2019, 06:40 PM
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I'll chime in that i have a 2.5 y.o and the 997 is basically a two seater with his rear facing seat behind the passenger seat. But it's fun to be able to take him to early C&Cs and stroller him around for a couple hours. Better than taking the CRV. Until your LOs are both front facing, consider that you wont be able to take the mrs with you. Or if you do, you'll both regret it. Still being able to stick a junior back there is the reason i was able to get a 911. So thumbs up!
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by nwGTS View Post
I'll chime in that i have a 2.5 y.o and the 997 is basically a two seater with his rear facing seat behind the passenger seat. But it's fun to be able to take him to early C&Cs and stroller him around for a couple hours. Better than taking the CRV. Until your LOs are both front facing, consider that you wont be able to take the mrs with you. Or if you do, you'll both regret it. Still being able to stick a junior back there is the reason i was able to get a 911. So thumbs up!
Yeah, I don't think that she'd be too happy, but hopefully it's not for long.

nwGTS I see that you're also in Chicago. Do you drive your car in the winter?
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jazz11man1 View Post
nwGTS I see that you're also in Chicago. Do you drive your car in the winter?
Thats a hard no.



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Old 01-22-2019, 09:18 PM
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Ill chime in that 5 to 11 years old are the glory days for kids in a 911. They love it, their friends love it and you get to hear screams of joy when pressing the fun pedal.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:38 PM
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How long the 997 will be a viable kid hauler for you depends a lot on genetics. A few years ago I got my niece and nephew in the back easy. Now she’s 5’8 and he’s 5’11 and they’re only 12 and 15 respectively😵
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PJP13 View Post
Anybody have a recommendation for a booster seat that is narrow enough to fit well in the back of a 997? I have tried 2 with no luck...
This one fits perfectly and comes in a wide array of colors. It’s inexpensive, too.

https://mobile.kohls.com/product/prd...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:10 AM
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As for using a 911 with a rear facing child seat—that’s really impractical. Toddlers in front facing seats is doable, and kids in boosters is no problem at all.

But rear-facing seats not only make the front passenger seat un-liveable, but it’s really hard to get the baby in and out of the seat without wrenching your back and tearing up the trim.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:17 AM
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I've a 19 month old boy and I've been ferrying him around on a daily basis in my 2005 C2. Been doing this since the middle of summer.
We use a Cosco front facing seat with the rear-cushion removed.
The front passenger seat isn't completely unusable - just to annoy my 6ft tall brother, we went on some short drives (30-40min).
My wife 5 ft 2in can sit comfortably though, but we have a beater for family trips.
There are a couple of threads on securing the base - adding towels etc to keep it from moving a lot => search for them (pictures as well).

As others mentioned, the rear-facing seat would be a pain to use everyday. Once your kid moves to a forward facing, you're going to be less annoyed.. only in the car :P
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:09 AM
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Works great for front facing seats in the rear once the OEM seat backs are removed. These are Harmony Dreamtime seats (Wal-Mart with high safety rating) with a nice narrow base that fits the curves of the rear seat area very well.

One thing that was great about them is my 997 is GT silver and my wife's is pink pearl. The black seats came in 2 colors - black with silver trim and black with pink trim - go figure.



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Old 01-23-2019, 09:39 AM
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My parents had (and still have) an Austin Healey, and I loved riding in it when I was a kid, and still do.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben Z View Post
How long the 997 will be a viable kid hauler for you depends a lot on genetics. A few years ago I got my niece and nephew in the back easy. Now she’s 5’8 and he’s 5’11 and they’re only 12 and 15 respectively😵
Hopefully, it will be a while until my girls get that tall, assuming that they even do.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:06 AM
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6 year old and 4 year old here. Removing the rear seats is a must. As others have mentioned, the rear-facing seat is going to be a pain in the *** and effectively turn the car into a 3-seater. But once you get both front-facing it is no problem
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