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post #1 of 10 Old 01-19-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I wonder if anyone can help - We've got an '05 C-max, outer (2) rear seats fitted for isofix.

We've got a 3 year old who's in a forward facing isofix seat.

Just found out that we're now expecting twins!!

I wondered if anyone can help (with car advice!)

Has anyone fitted 3 car seats into the back of a c-max?
Starting with 2x rear facing + 1 forward facing.
Then three forward facing?
Can the middle rear seat be fitted for isofix too?

If anyone has any advice it would be really welcome and might allieviate our stress levels slightly!

Thanks!!



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post #2 of 10 Old 01-20-2010, 01:44 AM
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HI, I HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION A WHILE BACK WITH THREE KIDS OF VARING AGE AND SIZES.
I FITTED A PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG DE-ACTIVATION SWITCH BOUGHT THROUGH FORDS ,THEN HAD LOCAL DEALER CONFIGURE ECU AND APPROVED THE INSTALLATION,FOR HALF HOUR LABOUR.I THEN SAT IN THE MIDDLE REAR SEAT.
FORTUNATELY WE DON'T TRAVEL AS A FAMILY THAT OFTEN SO ITS DO-ABLE

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Hi,I have a 5 and and 3 year old,both in forward facing seats,it is possible to get 3 seats in BUT it is a snug fit even for 3 booster seats with backrests. Sorry cant confirm about the isofix,it may be model related as the zetec and possibly the ghia models have moving back seats, best bet is go to either halfords or mothercare and ask to try them (give the impression your going to buy them and they'll bend over backwarrds for you).
Best wishes
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Many Thanks Chunky and Flicker, I think a visit to mothercare is looming.

Chris

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Congrats on the news!
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What you need is a S-max...!
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-23-2010, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Many thanks Lawe! you are not wrong xrayspecs - i'd love one, a friend at work drives an s-max and raves about it, but my pennies are limited, and a c-max i have got (and love!).



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RE: 3 seats in C-Max

We have only 1 child and have gone from rear facing isofix group 0 (Britax) to a rear facing group 1+ (Brio Zento) which we have opted to fit in the middle seat but it is not isofix.

We tried to put the isofix britax in at the side of it with a view to when we have baby number 2 and the base is too wide to fit next to the brio in the middle. That said, rear facing group 1 seats are bigger than standard seats so a standard group 1 in the middle (belt secured) plus 2 isofix group 0 might go.

I don't know where you are based but check out Paul Stride in York - good website VERY helpful people in the shop. We had a trip from Manchester to get our group 1 sat and they tried several until we were happy with the fit and made our decision.

Hope that helps
Sarah
PS believe middle seat not isofix even if you get the kit to modify seat as the interior parts that anchor the seat to the car are not present in middle seat.


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post #9 of 10 Old 01-25-2010, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Sarah - useful info! I'm not near York sadly, in Aberdeen. I do come from Sutton-on Derwent near Pocklington originally, so I might visit Paul Stride when I'm down visiting the family.

Thanks again

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Snap!
One 3 year old and twins on the way due in July.
I have tried fitting 2 Maxi-cosi Cabrios on the outer 2 seats but the gap left in the middleis too small for #1's seat. Would be even worse when they are all in forward facing seats.
Afraid I am on the look out for an Alhambra/Sharan/Galaxy for the 3 full size middle row seats and big boot (once the rear seats are removed)
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