Originally Posted by sere234
I'm really glad you mentioned this! Our Radian RXT is installed RF in a 2005 Honda Civic which is probably just as small as a Scion. The front seat passenger isn't always comfortable due to the RFing situation so I'm going to buy the angle adjuster and see if it helps!!
BTW OP, I know how it is to have a big toddler you try to keep as safe as possible in the car. DS is 23 months and 34 lbs, 36 inches. Hope you find a carseat that works for you and your kids!
I also have a Radian in my 2005 Civic. An angle adjuster DOES help. But in my car, the solution I use is to install the Radian in the center position and put both the driver and passenger seats all the way back (but in their most upright positions). I do this to help prop the Radian up, because the way the seat is shaped in the center it over-reclines unless it's held up with the front seats OR I use the angle adjuster. The 2005 Civic and the Radian both allow for this; most car seats do not, and many cars do not either, so this isn't a solution for everyone but it works great for me. I used an angle adjuster for a while, but found that with the Radian in the center position it blocked my visibility too much. Since my legs are long enough to reach the pedals with the seat all the way back, that's a better solution for me. I could install behind the driver with the angle adjuster, but I also have two teenagers I need to fit in the back seat sometimes so the center is the most advantageous position for our family.
Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama
Just out of curiosity, not judging your decision, why cant toddler ride behind the driver's seat? That is where we always put DD- am I supposed to be putting her behind the passenger seat?
No. You put the car seat in whatever position works best for you and your family. Statistically, the center seat is the safest spot in the whole car so if nobody else is sitting there it's a good place for the car seat. But it's most important to place the seat in the position where the child and all other passengers fit comfortably, correctly, and safely. Many times a seat behind the driver is problematic because the driver needs to sit far enough back to comfortably operate the car, but if it is working for you, then that's what matters.