On 15 Sep 2005 10:27:56 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Does anyone know if -
>a) You can fit rear, front facing seats in the back of a 90 which will
>allow a child seat to be fitted? I spoke with Exmoor Trim this
>afternoon and was told their seats are not suitable as the fold up in
>the side - understandable. Does anyone do permanent fixture one?
>b) If anyone does sell them - and someone has used them -do they seem
>c) Is it best to put the car seat in the front passenger seat, using
>the normal 3 point inertia belt? I'm a little uneasy about this mainly
>due to my 18 month being in the front when he'd previously been in the
>back of a Golf.
If I was going to carry my child in a Land Rover it would be
a) because there was no other option
b) in a centre seat position only
Side impact, roll-over and offset head-on protection is virtually
non-existent in 90. There is no major structure outside the main
rails, apart from the occasional outrigger. The oft-spouted nonsense
about them being the safest vehicle on the road is exactly that.
Precious cargo and all that...
If you do decide to do this, I would put the child in the front,
obviously rear-facing. I would also ask your Land Rover dealer if
they sell / recommend a seat that has been tested in that position.
You may also find that the seat belt is too short to wrap around the
seat - the seat we had in the Discovery was only just long enough. I
had to make a judgement between putting Charlotte in the centre with
only a lap belt or at the side with a full 3 point belt. In the end I
decided that the best position was in a Volvo...
flame suit at the ready....
'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'03 Volvo V70