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Yeah, my daughter is about 2 pounds away from when I'll be turning the seat around - it's a Britax and damn huge - then again, she is too - only 9 months and 30" long already. I think it will be a lot easier then - getting her in the seat now is a royal pain in the butt!! and like someone else said, it needs to be on the passenger side.

Good thing is, when it's just her and I, I can leave the fron seat forward and were almost right next to each other, I can just reach over and comfort her if daddy made too much noise with the gas now and then.

But I cannot think of anything funnier than seeing a baby seat in a car tearing up the track!!!


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Only leather on the seats is the center part of the buckets. The back seat is all man made. That's why the documentation states "Leather trimmed sport bucket seats." But either way, I have a towel under my daughters booster seat as well so as not to scratch the back seat.


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Only leather on the seats is the center part of the buckets. The back seat is all man made. That's why the documentation states "Leather trimmed sport bucket seats." But either way, I have a towel under my daughters booster seat as well so as not to scratch the back seat.

I was pretty sure that was the case, it does feeel pretty nice for vinyl though.

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My SUV brokedown the day my newborn was born. She rode home in the stang. I managed to put a new infant carrier seat in there, anchored to the hooks. I'm still getting therapy on my back from being hunched over trying to stuff it in there . Getting her in and out sucked a$$!
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For those few Mustang owners with kids...hehe...

Has anybody successfully put a forward facing car seat in the back seat of the Mustang?

We have a minivan and a daily beater as the primary kiddie rides, but when the beater dies, I might need to drive junior around in the GT (BTW - Scheduled for build the week of 6/27! ). Can anyone suggest a brand of car seat that worked well for them in the Mustang?

I know there are anchors back there for car seats, but those back buckets look pretty small, plus I'd like to have some room left over for anybody in the passenger seat.

Any thoughts?
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Big car seat, no problem

I just got my new '06 GT, and there's no problem with the car seat. Other car's a minivan, and we've got a huge carseat for a 1 y/o - it's one of those that will convert and last until he's 6 or so. But it goes in just fine, behind either the driver or passenger, and I can slide the seats all the way back.
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I just got my new '06 GT, and there's no problem with the car seat. Other car's a minivan, and we've got a huge carseat for a 1 y/o - it's one of those that will convert and last until he's 6 or so. But it goes in just fine, behind either the driver or passenger, and I can slide the seats all the way back.
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m013690, I'll have two car seats in the back of an '07 and one is the Cosco Alpha Omega which is one of those rear facing to 8-year old models like you have. Is there enough room behind the driver for the kid to move his/her legs when one of those are in the back on the driver's side? The one on the other side will be slightly smaller but not by much.

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Hi all. New member here.

m013690, I'll have two car seats in the back of an '07 and one is the Cosco Alpha Omega which is one of those rear facing to 8-year old models like you have. Is there enough room behind the driver for the kid to move his/her legs when one of those are in the back on the driver's side? The one on the other side will be slightly smaller but not by much.

Thanks!

If it is rear facing, I am wondering how you will even get the kid in there.

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You may be out of luck on that. Because once the child hits a certain weight you need to turn the seat around to forward facing. I also have a pretty large seat for my daugher because she is so tall for her age (9 1/2 months and 30" already!). I already tried to see how it works forward facing, since she is close to the weight where I switch it around, and there is not much room. Although as someone already mentioned, while the rear facing configuration fits well into the seat, getting the little one into it is a puzzle to be sure. I am pretty much going to have to put my daugher in the rear behind the passenger seat and leave the seat forward for her legs, and then if mom is with us she'll have to sit behind me - that's not likely to happen as if we are all together we'll take the sedan. It's not all that often I need to take the little one in the Mustang anyhow.

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Hi all. New member here.

m013690, I'll have two car seats in the back of an '07 and one is the Cosco Alpha Omega which is one of those rear facing to 8-year old models like you have. Is there enough room behind the driver for the kid to move his/her legs when one of those are in the back on the driver's side? The one on the other side will be slightly smaller but not by much.

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Let me clarify a little more. Neither of the boys will be rear facing by the time I actually own the Mustang so fitting a rear facing seat isn't a problem. I'm concerned about whether or not the larger seat, the Cosco Alpha Omega, is going to be too big and not allow for enough leg room behind the driver's seat for the kid that's in it.

I have plenty of time to test it out at the dealer myself and if worse comes to worse I can always buy smaller seats to replace them. I'd like to avoid the latter though because they are really nice seats and they weren't cheap if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the help so far. I still have one more seat to buy and we were going to buy something similar to those we have already. If someone can show me that they don't fit well and recommend something that does I'm all for it.
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I think I may have completely talked around an answer.

Anyhow, to your specific issue, I really doubt there will be that much room with a forward facing. I have the Britax Marathon which is a pretty good sized seat and in the forward facing orientation, I really needed to have the front seat folded down to give her any leg room.

I do not know how big the seat is you are looking at, but maybe with the name of my seat you can look it up and compare sizes.

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Let me clarify a little more. Neither of the boys will be rear facing by the time I actually own the Mustang so fitting a rear facing seat isn't a problem. I'm concerned about whether or not the larger seat, the Cosco Alpha Omega, is going to be too big and not allow for enough leg room behind the driver's seat for the kid that's in it.

I have plenty of time to test it out at the dealer myself and if worse comes to worse I can always buy smaller seats to replace them. I'd like to avoid the latter though because they are really nice seats and they weren't cheap if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the help so far. I still have one more seat to buy and we were going to buy something similar to those we have already. If someone can show me that they don't fit well and recommend something that does I'm all for it.

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baggs32,

I don't find any problem with my little guy. He sits behind the passenger seat, but behind the driver shouldn't be much different.

Our baby seat is huge (I've seen the Alpha Omega one, and ours is about that size). As for leg room, I wish I could say, because my son is only 13 months, so his feet don't really hang over yet.

But, if you don't have to put your seat all the way back, I'd think there would be space. At least a little.

Hope that helps.
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I'll be able to add more to the conversation this weekend, after I strap each one of our existing seats into the back of the new 07...

If neither one fits, then its off to Target to get the Graco Turbobooster Sport Convertible Car Seat...

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I'll be able to add more to the conversation this weekend, after I strap each one of our existing seats into the back of the new 07...

If neither one fits, then its off to Target to get the Graco Turbobooster Sport Convertible Car Seat...
Any results yet glyppus?
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I totally forgot...


I was having so much fun driving the car, I totally forgot about car seat results.

Yep, both car seats fit in fine, especially with the anchor points.

One was a Graco Comfortsport 5-point, the other a Cosco Eddie Bauer one we inherited from my parents after they moved to FL.

Wife, junior and I basically cruised all over S/E Michigan this weekend, and I think he loves it. I see him crane his neck to look out the front whenever I'm accelerating hard.

Now I just need to get a underseat protector to catch crumbs and keep the seats from getting dented too badly where the car seat rests on the Mustang seat.

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Glyppus,

My wife and I designed one and made it for about $15 bucks. Just a thought if yours is into sewing at all. It was done with a gray fleece backing and a black vinyl front so it matches the leather interior of the car. Actually looks pretty nice when it's in there.

The advantage was that I made it so it runs all the way up the back of the seat instead of just covering the bottom part. There are so many buckles and metal pieces on these baby seats I was afraid of something catching on the leather and tearing at it.

I looked all over but just couldn't find any seat covers for baby seats that covered more than just the bottom cushion.

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