Car Seats in a 996 911

Car Seats in a 996 911

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conanius

Original Poster:

534 posts

175 months

Sunday 8th May
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I’m looking to buy a 996 911, but I want the family to enjoy the fun.

We’ve got a 6 and 8 year old ….

What car seats do you folks use ? I know it isn’t isofix, but they will need something…

I’ve found lots of old threads dotted around the internet that list seats that I can’t buy anymore - so appreciate any current info please folks.

toastyhamster

1,433 posts

73 months

Sunday 8th May
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There was a recent post on one of the fb 996 groups - they found the best fit was a boggo Halfords one, and Halfords helpful let them try out a few as well.

Richard-cqpvd

23 posts

38 months

Monday 9th May
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If you just want a booster, I used this, fits perfectly, so anything with similar dimensions will do.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cozy-Safe-Tambu-Booster-M...

Before my youngest got too tall for the high sided booster to fit we used an early recaro Monza, which also fitted well.

Chuck21

181 posts

172 months

Monday 9th May
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conanius said:
I’m looking to buy a 996 911, but I want the family to enjoy the fun.

We’ve got a 6 and 8 year old ….

What car seats do you folks use ? I know it isn’t isofix, but they will need something…

I’ve found lots of old threads dotted around the internet that list seats that I can’t buy anymore - so appreciate any current info please folks.
I had this exact scenario, a 996 coupe and a 5 and an 8 year old. They would both fit in the back but if it was just me and the boys I'd have my 8 year old in a full car seat in the front (slid right back) and my 5 year old on a standard booster seat in the back behind the passenger seat, most will fit easily enough. Depending on how tall you are you might find though that with two adults in the front it may be a squeeze to have both kids in the back on boosters. Ironically it's actually easier space wise when they're tall enough to go in the back without a booster.

nunpuncher

2,626 posts

102 months

Monday 9th May
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My kids were 6 and 8 when I got my 996. Neither of them could fit with high backed boosters. Fortunately we had the ones where the base could be detached so they just sat on the bases. This put the seatbelt in a safe position on their chests due to the shallow depth of the back seats and the upright backs.

Although there are a lot of laws, rules and regulations around child seats I think you have to use your own judgement, based on the child's height, weight and the type of car.

g7jhp

6,800 posts

215 months

Monday 9th May
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I have two of these boosters (from Halfords) in the back of the 996 turbo coupe and they're perfect.


Bp8575

11 posts

64 months

Monday 9th May
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A friend of mine had a 996 and I have a 997. He recommended the maxi cosi rodifix (even with isofix) which fitted well in his car. It also fits well in my 997 (the isofix model)

Grantstown

571 posts

64 months

Monday 9th May
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g7jhp said:
I have two of these boosters (from Halfords) in the back of the 996 turbo coupe and they're perfect.

I have these and they do the job perfectly. The rear seats of a 911 are great for kids of this age and clearly the dimensions are much smaller than most.

Naturally for some people the only way to transport children is in an X7 with bulletproof glass, but I’m assuming that you won’t be taking every corner on the edge of your tyres so it should be fine!

sidewayssteve

7 posts

79 months

Monday 9th May
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I use these:



https://www.bubblebum.co/product/bubblebum-inflata...

As said elsewhere, the catch with a 996 is that some of the boosters are too wide to fit into the seat recess. The above is very compact, and has clips to keep the belt in a safe place (including pulling it down across the chest and away from the neck. Its the latter that's useful, its not like kids actually need to be higher up in the seat - it's small enough already!

conanius

Original Poster:

534 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th May
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Thanks for all the replies folks - I've now bought the car, seat search commences!

Thanks for the help folks.

LordHaveMurci

11,259 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th May
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toastyhamster said:
There was a recent post on one of the fb 996 groups - they found the best fit was a boggo Halfords one, and Halfords helpful let them try out a few as well.
I used £12 Halfords ones until my kids grew out of them.

g7jhp

6,800 posts

215 months

Saturday 14th May
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LordHaveMurci said:
I used £12 Halfords ones until my kids grew out of them.
The £12 are now £18! wink

LordHaveMurci

11,259 posts

146 months

Sunday 15th May
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g7jhp said:
The £12 are now £18! wink
Scandalous, in my day blah blah blah PH yawn hehe