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Old 06-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

We have 2 in carseats now, but will TTC for #3 soon. I drive an Oldsmobile Alero, and I want to keep it. With the 2 carseats we have, there is no way we could fit a third one in the backseat. Does anyone know of 3 carseats that would fit in the back of my car. Buying all new carseats would be much cheaper than buying a bigger vehicle.

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Old 06-03-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

Check out www.car-seat.org. There are lots of techs and pics there that may be able to help you.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

I would look into the Radian 65. I'm not familar with your car but I can fit a Marathon, Radian, and Keyfit 30 in my Dodge Caliber. It's a tight fit but it is possible. What seats do you have now, and are they rf or ff?
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Radian!

I can fit 3 across in my Jetta with a Nautilus, Marathon and Radian.

I just ordered a few new carseats to try 3 across for the new bean that is coming.

You can get 3 across though.
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

I know that I was able to fit 3 across(Graco FF, Evenflo FF, and Graco carrier) in my old Focus. It was a TIGHT fit, but possible. I'm now driving a Chrysler LHS(a BOAT lol); and I can fit a Nautilus, Marathon(FF), and Fisher-Price SVD(RF) across the back comfortably.
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

the radian is very narrow, making 3=across possible, but others are too....
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

Is the Radian a lot smaller than the Marathon? I am currently about to have the seating issus. I have a Chevy Blazer (not the larger Trail Blazer) and I have TWO Marathon's in there, and hardly any room in the middle...I can't get a new car and I am not sure what seats are best.
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I have alero too right now. I plan on getting a radian 80 and putting that in the middle seat rear facing and my boulevard next to it on the side rear facing. I know it will fit across I just hope the radian will fit rear facing in the alero. I think it will but I haven't tried yet. I will use three seats when I have three kids in a sedan. I drive the smallest vehice I can for gas mileage.

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Is the Radian a lot smaller than the Marathon? I am currently about to have the seating issus. I have a Chevy Blazer (not the larger Trail Blazer) and I have TWO Marathon's in there, and hardly any room in the middle...I can't get a new car and I am not sure what seats are best.
The radian is more narrow than the marathon. It is often used to fit three across one row. It will always fit foward facing but there are a few vehicles it has difficulty fitting rear facing I believe.

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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

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Is the Radian a lot smaller than the Marathon? I am currently about to have the seating issus. I have a Chevy Blazer (not the larger Trail Blazer) and I have TWO Marathon's in there, and hardly any room in the middle...I can't get a new car and I am not sure what seats are best.
The Radian is several inches narrower than the Marathon. However, check your vehicle manual because I believe I heard someone say that their Blazer manual said specifically never to install any car seat in the middle position.
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Re: Will 3 carseats fit in a mid-sized car?

Here is a 3 across guide from a carseat board -

http://boards.babycenter.com/n/pfx/f...9421&tid=14816

We are going to have to try 3 across eventually too. When we had our Blazer - it said no carseats in the middle.
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