Well, we are looking at getting a mazda5 or minivan sometime in the future as I posted about previously, but it is looking like we have to save some more cash before that happens. While we are saving, I am thinking about getting new car seats to open up some space in the back seat of my Toyota Matrix. I keep reading that the Radian seats are the narrowest, but can't find a measurement-are they 14" across or 17" width?
We have dsd (9.5) in the center seat belt, dd (4 in April) in a Cosco Scenara FF driver's side, and ds (10 months) in a Britax Marathon RF passenger side. Dd is somewhere around 42", 32 lbs (guessing since she was last measured almost a year ago) and ds is approx 30", 21 lb. All the kids are shaping up to be tall and thin.
Would getting two radians free up enough space to let dsd sit comfortably in the backseat with them? Could I put two Radians side-by-side in the Matrix? I know that a RF seat would force the passenger seat pretty far forward, but that is okay with me. Apparently the seats in the matrix are unevely sized, so the driver's side outboard seat is much larger than the passenger outboard seat, if that makes a difference. Are the radians easy to install with a seatbelt if we use the center seat?
Are there any other seats that would make a difference? At this point two new (even expensive) seats are far more within our price range than a new car (and new loan, eek!) so I am trying to explore this option to get us through the next few months.
Thanks for any help, I know there are a million questions here, so I appreciate any answers you ladies can give :)