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Old 03-08-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

nope, my car can only safely fit two, I can't install a seat in the middle.

ETA: we have a 2001 buick century and the manual states we shouldnt install a carseat in the middle.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:10 PM   #12
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

We've managed to put 3 carseats across in a Toyota Corolla (tight fit and you needed the right combo), a Honda Accord, a Volvo v-70 and right now we have a 12 passenger van but I've had 3 seats across one of the narrower bench seats in there. It only works with a certain combo of our carseats. We have 5 in carseats and 1 in a booster. I had to rearrange the seats for a long car trip to get in all the extra stuff from the grandparents. Only one arrangement worked all next to each other. We're expecting number 7 and I'll have 2 rear facing since number 6 is too tiny to turn around so we'll be buying a Radian 65 I believe so we can get 2 rear facing seats on the same bench and hopefully still get a 3rd seat with them. Go to a store and get someone to go with you from the store so you can try the seats in your car before you buy. We've always done that and never had issues. Just said we won't buy any until we know they fit in our car right, can you come with us to watch us while we test them out. Good Luck.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:35 PM   #13
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

I've heard that the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Taurus will fit 3 nicely. I can tell you that there is no way that I can fit 3 across in my Accord (with one seat being a Marathon). I've tried a snugride and a booster and neither will fit next to the Marathon.

This site gives good measurements for seats that might help you narrow down your search.

http://www.carseatdata.org/measurements.php
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #14
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

i have a ford expidition and it fits three seats with room to spare (i don't have third row seating either) an acquantence of mine has a cheap a$$ husband who refuses to buy a new car so they had to take the door pannels off the back doors inorder to fit their three seats acros sthe back of a jetta.i just hope they are never in anaccident! those seats are so tight in there!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:21 PM   #15
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

I have a Ford Expedition. We currently have a Britax Regent (it's humongous) and two rearfacing Britax Marathons all in one row. It's tight, very very very tight, but they're in. Three Marathons would be easy, the Regent is just huge.

I have heard that the Sunshine Kids Radian is narrow.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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Okay, I have a Kia Rio and it fits 2 car seats nicely - I'm scared about trying 3. LOL ....... one step at a time, huh? LOL
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:45 AM   #17
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

We have an Olds 88 and we have 2 Evenflo Tribute 5 Deluxe Convertible Car Seats forward facing and 1 Graco Snugride in the back. I also have another Evenflo Tribute 5 Deluxe Convertible Car Seat in the front passenger for my oldest. We are moving up to a 12 or 15 passenger van this fall though!!

Here is a link to the kind we have.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:50 AM   #18
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I have subaru outback, and I have fit my Roundabout RF (center), Marathon FF and the Graco Turbobooster. It is super tight (6 yo dd can't buckle herself in the turbobooster) but they fit.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:53 AM   #19
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

We had a Honda CR-V and we could get two but there is no way 3 would fit, a really skinny person couldnt even fit in between them so I had to get a mini van.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:56 AM   #20
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Re: Can you fit 3 car seats in your car?

I agree with a PP who suggested that you look at getting Radian65's. They are going to be your best bet to get three across in a tight space.
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