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I am so frustrated right now - I just went to put our seat into our new (to us, it's a 2006) 4 dr Civic. Why are there only lower LATCH anchors for the rear side seats? If the center is safest, why aren't there LATCH anchors there? I am trying to get the seat into the center using the seatbelt, but it's really slippery and flexible webbing, and I'm having a hard time. Anybody else with a Civic, what have you done?
 

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We have an 06 Civic. I was pretty annoyed to discover that you couldn't use LATCH in the center! We ended up installing the infant bucket seat in the center with the seatbelt and having a certified installer mke sure it was right. At 4 months we had to switch to a convertible seat. The back of it is too high for me to be able to see well in the rearview mirror if it's in the center, so we have the convertible installed rearfacing with LATCH on the passenger side.
 

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It has to do with spacing...each set of lower anchors has to be a certain distance apart, and smaller cars don't have the room.<br><br>
Luckily, though, you should be able to get a good install in the center using the seatbelt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have 2 outboard car seats in GMIL's civic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you get an okay install in the center but an excellent install outboard, it's a better bet to go with the outboard position. Rear-facing is still amazingly safe.
 
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