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Hey folks! Does anyone have any experience fitting 2 convertibles and a booster in 2005 Outbacks? I'm surprised that it has thus far been so difficult, it seems like the typical "family car" right next to a mini van.<br>
I do need to purchase a new convertible anyway.<br>
The problem is the way the seat belts are laid out, they are in a T shape instead of side by side. I've tried to get all three in every which way and the seats cover up the seat belts. I've tried LATCH and with the belt, tried the booster in the middle and on the ends, nothing fits yet. Has anyone had any luck with Radians in this situation? Thanks for any comments.
 

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Subarus have notoriously narrow back seats. And I agree, you'd think it'd be different given the "family" nature of the car. I once got one convertible and two boosters into the back seat of our outback. It took 45 minutes and scraped the dickens out of my arms where I had to reach for the buckles. And I don't think the installs were that great. I'd not count on that as a regular set up AT ALL. I've heard this on other carseat boards, too.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> as I LOVE Subarus!
 

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I don't know of anyone who's done it, at least not with a high back booster. I have a friend who has a forester and she gets two low back boosters and a convertible seat in her car, for carpooling purposes - I believe she puts the two boosters outboard, conv. in the middle. I am not sure if she can get the low back booster in with two convertibles or not.<br><br>
I have an older legacy and I have not been able to get three FF seats across in what I consider a safe configuration.
 

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Exactly why we got rid of ours. I heard of someone doing it with 3 radians, but at some point your kids will outgrow those. If I had to, I'd do 2 radians or 1 radian and 1 concoro and a ride safer travel vest for the booster age child.
 

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Thanks for the responses. Ah, very frustrating. I really rarely need all three seats in, as the booster and 2nd convertible are for the kids I babysit a few times a week. They have a Britax Roundabout or Marathon (not sure which) and a high back booster. I'm not really in the market for 3 new seats, I was really hoping to just get a new one for my child. I guess I could see if I could borrow someones Radian and see if I can fit it with the other seats in my car. I <b>so</b> wish that I had actually tried fitting all 3 seats in before buying this car! I just set all three in the back and they fit across the bench and I assumed they would all fit when strapped in. Thats what I get for assuming on something as complicated as car seats<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crap">
 

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All I know is that my parents have a Subaru Outback ( 99 tho ) and when we put the Britax Blvd in the middle of the back, a regular sized adult could barely fit on either side. Bummer... you are right, it LOOKS like a bigger car but it's the same teeny tiny as my toyota corolla.
 
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