My eleven-year-old car does not have a LATCH system in its seats. It has regular seatbelts, as well as anchors above the seats (towards the back, near the window). As a nanny, I have had luck fitting families' forward-facing seats in my car, as the belt and the anchor work together to make a sturdy fit, but the one time I tried to put a rear-facing infant seat in my car, it was a disaster. It worked for a few days, but then, I noticed that the seat had tilted almost sideways. We were only a few blocks from home, and the baby was not a newborn, nor was she particularly bothered by this, but needless to say, we had to return home immediately, and I could not transport her until she moved to a forward-facing seat.
Now I am shopping for a carseat for my own baby (coming in June), and I wonder what I'm going to do for a rear-facing seat. I have heard that rear facing is best even after age one, and certainly, it is required before then. I can't afford a new car. Do you know of models that would work?