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#1 of 17 Old 10-07-2007, 04:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay ...I know that Britax is the best but 1. we just can't afford it and 2 there is no way it will fit in our car ...so what is the best car seat to go with ?
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The "Best" seat is one that will fit your car, fit your budget, and fit your child, and that you will use right every single time you use it.

If you give us an idea of the age, height and weight of your child and what your budget looks like, we can spam you with ideas
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Like ThreeBeans said, Britax isn't best The best seat has to fit your car correctly, your child correctly and you need to be able to use it correctly, EVERY time. All seats must meet the same federal requirements. Once we know more info about your child and budget, we can help you!

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Ditto the others -- there is no "best" carseat -- they all meet the same frontal federal crash test safety standards (although Britax & a few others do also perform side impact testing + more reliably issue recalls before an actual injury). The "best" carseat fits the child, fits the vehicle & is always used correctly according to both manuals (carseat as well as vehicle).

Britax seats do fit the Corolla quite well, but if it's out of your budget then there are other options....

What is kiddo's age/weight/height?
Will kiddo ride in other vehicles often?
What are the years/makes/models?
Do you travel frequently?
What is your maximum budget?
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Just had to toss in that we have no problems fitting a Britax Boulevard in our Honda Civic.

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Have you considered the Radian65? I don't know about compatibility with a Toyota Corolla though.
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Sorry this car seat is for a 5 month old who is just about to outgrow the infant seat and we have another son in a booster ...both dh and I are tall so the seats have to go far back...and we have tried the Britax and it is just not comfortable and very cramped..it is a 2003 corolla .....it will be for this car only .....
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Budget?

Also, there is no reason, even with tall people why the larger Britax seats shouldn't fit just fine in your car with the seats all the way back.
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budget is 130-180 ....
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Just wanted to say that Britax seats should fit well, we just took a 900 mile each way trip with a 6 year old in a Regent and a 4 year old in a Marathon in the back of a Civic with room to spare.

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What about the Evenflo Triumph Advance or the Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe?

The FPSVD is the same size as a Marathon, but you can put them quite upright once they are sitting independently. My 7 month old's MA is upright enough that I have the seat in my van all the way back

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budget is 130-180 ....
A Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe would fit the bill nicely
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Thanks all for the advice ...I am pretty sure I am going to go for the fpsvd...
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I had the same problem with my car (same as yours but older). we took it to babies-r-us because everyone kept telling us it would all fit, even the techs there at the store. so, i made them show me. they were surprised to learn it did not fit as all had thought. so we tried every single combo available from the store and were there hours in 100 degree plus i may add. Sadly enough we are still in the same boat and are looking at newer vehicles. but with yours being a different year you could try the same thing and maybe find something that does work. good luck to you.
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Most of the people who work at BRU are not technicians. In fact, for the most part, BRU has banned CPST's from working in their stores - liability issues.

It would be wise to contact a certified technician in your area by looking for your local Safe Kids or by looking on the nhtsa website.

You can get multiple carseats in a corolla, including infant and booster seats, if you use the right combination of seats.
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I am having the hardest time finding the link where I can post a question. I'm sorry for jumping in on this thread....I really have no idea and I would be so thankful for your help.
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