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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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I was thinking about this post this week. Think people would be interested in a guide to what carseats fit in what cars? Maybe an extension also of what strollers fit into the trunks of what cars? Seems like a website/guide like this doesn't exist.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:28 PM
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I was thinking about this post this week. Think people would be interested in a guide to what carseats fit in what cars? Maybe an extension also of what strollers fit into the trunks of what cars? Seems like a website/guide like this doesn't exist.
Lol! So true. Reminds of years ago when my wife bought a double stroller to take to Disneyland and it took up her whole trunk. Before the trip I ended up buying a new car....lmfao...the double stroller with car payments
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:14 PM
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I was thinking about this post this week. Think people would be interested in a guide to what carseats fit in what cars? Maybe an extension also of what strollers fit into the trunks of what cars? Seems like a website/guide like this doesn't exist.
Not really car related, but an extension to this idea would be which carseats fit on which planes. Although, the info is hard to find in this case because even the airlines don't know... We called American airlines five different times and got five different answers.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:35 AM
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Not really car related, but an extension to this idea would be which carseats fit on which planes. Although, the info is hard to find in this case because even the airlines don't know... We called American airlines five different times and got five different answers.
If approved they have a label that says "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft" in red text. Typically they have a base less than 16 inches.

My take has always been it isn't worth the hassle as they are not easy to find ...but that's my 2 cents...
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:32 AM
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If approved they have a label that says "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft" in red text. Typically they have a base less than 16 inches.
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I know my carseat is approved, the trouble was trying to figure out if it would actually fit in the row on the plane. Eventually, we found the seat back to seat back measurement, but it didn't indicate how thick the seat back was, so we weren't able to calculate if the seat would actually fit... if the seat back was two inches thick, it would work, but if it was three inches, it wouldn't. If there was a database of which seats fit on which planes (by airlines, since configurations vary), that would be amazing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:54 PM
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Sorry, I should have been more clear. I know my carseat is approved, the trouble was trying to figure out if it would actually fit in the row on the plane. Eventually, we found the seat back to seat back measurement, but it didn't indicate how thick the seat back was, so we weren't able to calculate if the seat would actually fit... if the seat back was two inches thick, it would work, but if it was three inches, it wouldn't. If there was a database of which seats fit on which planes (by airlines, since configurations vary), that would be amazing.
Wow, learn something every day. I've got a significant amount of freq flyer miles and I've never seen a carseat on an airplane. I didn't even use one when I flew to italy and my son was 1.5 yr old. We just put him on our lap.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:38 PM
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Went from a maxi-cosi rear facing Infant -Seat to a Recaro Pro-ride. Rear facing maxi-cosi was in my former QX56 and 550GT. Current Recaro (Proride) fits in my E92 as well as F25 and MINI without problem using latch system. The only problem with the F25 is the latch connector has a tendency to wrinkle the leather - unlike certain other BMW's with dedicated housings for car-seat latch affix points.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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We have a 2013 X3 35 M-Sport and a 14 month old. We have had the car for 4 months and have not had any trouble with the car seat. We recently transitioned from our infant seat ( Cybex Aton Infant Seat ) to a toddler seat ( Peg Perigo Primo ) and both seats fit perfectly behind the driver. I am 6ft and have plenty of room ( even a little to move back if needed ) and the seat was professionally installed ( safety first ). On top of that, our daughter loves the seat. We have noticed many of the Graco ( and similar price point products ) are very chunky - you might want to look at the Recaro's and Peg Perigo type seat which compliments our vehicles perfectly.
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Reminds me of this commercial.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:53 AM
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Reminds me of this commercial.

Lmao! I can relate to that one. I inherited the x3 from my wife when baby number 3 came. I had to sell my bright red and awesome 08 e88 vert to get her a brand new minivan. Painful at the time but I have to admit the minivan is pretty cool in its own way.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:15 PM
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I was inspired by this thread to create a website to hold information on what carseats fit and don't fit in cars. I just finished it so there aren't any entries in it (besides mine). But I would love the community's help. If you can take some time and enter in your car and car seat, review on the fit of it... other people will be able to search and make a purchase decision on it.
And please, pass it on to other parents so they can put in their carseat and car. If there's enough interest, I might expand it to strollers in trunks.

Goto: cafeconpollo.com/kidcarsafe
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:32 PM
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I was inspired by this thread to create a website to hold information on what carseats fit and don't fit in cars. I just finished it so there aren't any entries in it (besides mine). But I would love the community's help. If you can take some time and enter in your car and car seat, review on the fit of it... other people will be able to search and make a purchase decision on it.
And please, pass it on to other parents so they can put in their carseat and car. If there's enough interest, I might expand it to strollers in trunks.

Goto: cafeconpollo.com/kidcarsafe
Engage the folks at http://www.car-seat.org/ and you will get a ton of responses.
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