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#31 of 42 Old 06-17-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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Glad to hear someone else purchased the car. I'd have been a bit nervous about the situation myself!

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Just out of curiosity...

Did you find out the buyer's family composition and who he plans to transport in the car?
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Just out of curiosity...

Did you find out the buyer's family composition and who he plans to transport in the car?
Yes, he is a hobbyist and will just be doing this for fun. He has other cars. His wife came with him, and she has a 9 month old, but she has her own car and won't be putting the baby in this.
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It won't pass inspection without two seatbelts in the back. No inspection= no tags, so assuming she's not going to drive an untagged vehilce around...

With seatbelts, the carseat will install just fine.

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Apart from anything else, being rear engined is a huge safety feature - .
Curious, is this true?

(Back in the late 60s, my mother's best friend's vw bug exploded in a car crash because of the front gas tank--I had to promise my mother early on I would NEVER ride in that kind of bug, for that specific reason. Fluke?)

Glad that the situation has resolved.

FTR, we had 2 cars without air conditioning while living in So FL. It really wasn't a big deal once you get moving with the windows open. No danger at all to a healthy child or adult.
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A man showed up today and payed my husband cash for it. He emailed the women and told her it's already sold. Case closed, yay! :

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I feel bad for the woman who wanted it first.
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I feel bad for the woman who wanted it first.
How come?

ETA: It's not like we sold it from underneath her...She told us she was coming by in the evening to see it, but someone came by and liked it and paid my husband for it. So she just wasn't quick enough. If she would have came and promised to fix the seat belt issue and all, then I wouldn't have had a problem with selling to her.
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Curious, is this true?

(Back in the late 60s, my mother's best friend's vw bug exploded in a car crash because of the front gas tank--I had to promise my mother early on I would NEVER ride in that kind of bug, for that specific reason. Fluke?)

Glad that the situation has resolved.

FTR, we had 2 cars without air conditioning while living in So FL. It really wasn't a big deal once you get moving with the windows open. No danger at all to a healthy child or adult.
Yeah, really. The engine and car battery are like RIGHT under the back seats...That seems kinda dangerous to me?
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I feel bad for the woman who wanted it first.
(puzzled) Why? She didn't come and didn't call? The seller isn't obligated to hold the car for her at all-- if she really wanted it and something came up, she should have called.
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I would refuse. I refused to sell an infant seat to a family that wanted it for their 3yo. Not much different.

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I would refuse. I refused to sell an infant seat to a family that wanted it for their 3yo. Not much different.
What the heck...Was it even physically POSSIBLE to fit him in?!
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What the heck...Was it even physically POSSIBLE to fit him in?!
Sure, but his SHOULDERS were about even with the top of the shell. o.O

They were Spanish speaking immigrants, so I think they just didn't understand carseats. I'm guessing the child didn't have one at all and they just thought that "something" would be better than nothing. I tried to explain to them in my horrible, 2-years-in-high-school Spanish that the infant seat was for small babies and I showed them our convertible.... No idea if they every went and got one for him though.

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