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Original Poster:

697 posts

85 months

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Saturday 17th March 2012 quote quote all
Interesting report on page 77 this week.

All quite negative but I suppose they have to write something. Fast activating immobiliser FFS! I could name a handful of cars the same or worse!

The one thing he goes on about is the lack of rear space as a 2+2 in the rear with the child seat. I have a 4 and 5 year old who often travel for a few hours in the back and love it. With no child seat. Never occurred that one was needed. Appears spot on without one. Does anyone else not bother with a child seat or am I illegal not using one?

The photo of his kid looks like he is sitting on top of the car with the use of a child seat.

And the average economy in the final summary of 40.9 mpg is fantasy (and a typo!).

craigjm

3,239 posts

86 months

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Saturday 17th March 2012 quote quote all
Children under 12 and 135cm tall must use a car seat by law unless there are no seat belts available, travelling a short distance, are in a taxi or there are already two child seats in the rear preventing the fitting of a third.

justin220

2,872 posts

90 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
The immobiliser is a right PITA

Small Car

Original Poster:

697 posts

85 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
craigjm said:
Children under 12 and 135cm tall must use a car seat by law unless there are no seat belts available, travelling a short distance, are in a taxi or there are already two child seats in the rear preventing the fitting of a third.
Wow, god help me then. Car seat in front and then one behind would mean no room for children's legs. Highly over rated are legs, in any event!

Interesting. Thanks.

Spunagain

396 posts

144 months

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Sunday 18th March 2012 quote quote all
Hi
My plan is to use these, they are inflatable and legal.
Bubble bum car seat
I bought them for a holiday when hiring a car - it was cheaper to buy these than rent booster seats.
They are not too high work well in my mini convertible. Should be good when I eventuially get an Evora.
Regards
Spunagain


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Small Car

Original Poster:

697 posts

85 months

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Sunday 15th April 2012 quote quote all
Someone wrote in to Autocar about this very point last week, with photo of his kids with no booster seats. Good to see someone sticking up for the cause....
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