I have kind of a weird car seat dilemma. We are expecting our second child in November and our 2yo daughter is still rear-facing. She's a bit of a peanut so we expect to do extended rear-facing for some time. That said, we're in the market for a new car seat for our older daughter. Our plan is to give the new baby our daughter's Recaro Signo (similar dimensions as a Britax Boulevard and suitable for as low as 5lbs) and we chose a Radian XTSL for our toddler. However, I was just told by a friend that her Radian XTSL barely fits RF in her car, which is a 5-passenger crossover SUV and considerably larger than our 2007 Honda Fit Sport. It would fit FF no problem, but with our daughter's wee size I don't feel as comfortable doing that until she gets bigger.
So here are our issues:
1. We really don't want to buy an infant bucket-style carrier. We had a Baby Trend Flexloc, which all of us (daughter included) just hated. She also outgrew it really quickly. If push comes to shove we will buy a bucket carrier and keep older daughter in the Recaro, but this is less ideal.
2. We want to do extended RF for our toddler in the Fit AND still be able to sit safely in the front seat without being on top of the dashboard. I'm 5'7" and hubs is 5'10".
3. We are connected to the American military in England. We can buy American car seats through Amazon and have them shipped to our APO address, which is an incredible price savings, but keeps us from trying models that aren't available in the UK before we buy.
So I'm at a loss. The Fit is paid off in full and with gas prices being what they are, I'm not ready to commit to a bigger car. I'm sure it's just a matter of finding the right seat, but what to buy? HELP!! :D