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ERF seat for group 1

(24 Posts)
SwivelHips Thu 24-Jan-13 13:40:51

From reading the boards I thought Britax first class was ERF - but when I look at the details its a combination seat? Is there a decent ERF seat that isn't combination?

lagoonhaze Thu 24-Jan-13 21:07:25

There are loads. Look at www.carseat.se for a full range

www.securatot.co.uk and www.incarsafetycentre.co.uk too

galwaygirl Thu 24-Jan-13 21:15:03

We have the Britax max Way and it's brilliant, attaches to the seat in front as well as the rear seat and feels so secure and stable. My dad has the first class in his car for when we visit and it's nowhere near as secure.

ceeveebee Thu 24-Jan-13 21:20:16

Galway - how does that work if you have to move the seat in front? We need to buy seats for our twins so one will have to be behind driver seat which we move back and forward depending on whose driving.

In car have recommended a klippan isofix one which is £399 so that's £800 for two!!

lagoonhaze Thu 24-Jan-13 22:31:16

You would need to adjust the tethers each time.

ceeveebee Thu 24-Jan-13 23:10:59

Ah ok. Is adjusting the tethers easy to do or is it a faff?

SwivelHips Fri 25-Jan-13 11:40:40

Thanks ladies. Definitely convinced about rear facing but its so bloody expensive shock

SwivelHips Fri 25-Jan-13 11:43:11

Britax maxway £299, in the NW the stockist will price match. Anyone seen this cheaper elsewhere? <clutches straws>

lagoonhaze Fri 25-Jan-13 12:01:47

britax multi tech is available from volvo part dept for £250 (make sure they only charge the 5% vat if you are quoted more) and will last longer than the maxway

cant imagine the tethers being difficult to adjust each time. Look at the fitting video and see if its the final step.

SwivelHips Fri 25-Jan-13 15:46:57

lagoonhaze I wish I had a volvo but I dont - will it go in a Ford?

Swivelhips,

I've got a Volvo badged multi-tech parked in a Renault Clio at the moment (pics on profile). Doesn't come in pink though, thats just a spare set of covers I have for it

It'll go in pretty much anything provided you a) don't have underfloor storage boxes, b) have the room to physically put it in as its most definitely NOT a small carseat and c) don't plan on taking it out of the car repeatedly as its heavy.

Only snag is that it can't lean against the seat infront. Tethers are a doddle to adjust though.

SwivelHips Sat 26-Jan-13 10:07:05

Yip I think I meet that criteria, no idea what tethers are but I'll worry about that later. Off to find nearest volvo dealer (Oh i'd love a volvo). Thanks all smile

they won't fit it for you or know anything about the seat- you'll have to do all the fitting/research yourself

sshi Thu 31-Jan-13 03:59:11

I contacted Volvo dealer to check if I can get 'Volvo badged' car seat which is same as the Britax one, the answer was no shock. They would do only if you have a Volvo car. Disappointing angry angry

lagoonhaze Thu 31-Jan-13 04:50:01

They are wrong. Loads of People have done it! Did you speak to parts department?

sshi Thu 31-Jan-13 07:09:37

yes they transferred my call to the parts department . The person on the line said they receive many calls about it and this incorrect information is floating on internet. I didn't argue though.
I have Renault Megane Scenic . My little one is just over 9 kg and doesn't fit in his group 0 Cybex car seat.

sshi Thu 31-Jan-13 10:13:27

Ok, so I called another Volvo dealer to cross check the information. I was told that we can buy it but they can't guarantee if the car seat would fit in our Renault. It would cost around £200 and we can't return or get refund if it doesn't fit. In a nutshell if we are 100% sure it would fit in our car we can buy it.
Two different responses from the same company. Strange!!

lagoonhaze Thu 31-Jan-13 13:51:57

most people check fitting with a britax retailer that stock it and then go to volvo - its £250 including 5% vat

If you've got underfloor storage boxes in your Megane then it definitely wont.
And it WILL fit in a non Volvo car- mine is in a Clio

lagoonhaze Thu 31-Jan-13 20:48:40

Sorry just realised you have a megane. Mine a 02 plate... multi tech doesnt fit. Axkid just reached end of storage box, besafe fits and mobi was an ok fit but wouldnt buy one new as not a great fit (we got ours from a friend)

sshi Thu 31-Jan-13 22:18:58

Thanks ladies. I'm also interested in Britax 2 way Elite. Looks it will easily fit in our car and not so expensive compared to other RF seats. Will call Milton Keynes dealer tomorrow.
Would like to hear others' thoughts/experience on TWE?

ceeveebee Thu 31-Jan-13 22:53:16

I've got an appointment in Milton Keynes on Saturday to buy 2 ERF seats - will report back on anything useful!

ceeveebee Sat 02-Feb-13 14:16:27

Well we went for the cybex serona - wanted something compact as we have twins and we didn't really have much choice as when my DH drives the car he has the drivers seat pushed right back whereas I have it right forward so couldn't have a seat-toucher. It is on the small side but so are my babies grin and I love that it swivels and reclines. DTs have been asleep in them for past hour so must be comfortable

Mega mega expensive though - at least they gave me 10% off for buying two.

sshi Sat 02-Feb-13 15:36:02

Thanks for sharing your experience ceeveebee. I looked at Cybex Serona really lovely car seat smile I think TWE would be the better one for us as I'm not very tall and can sit comfortably even if I recline the seat also our budget is £250 max so it would tick that box as well. Hope your kiddos enjoy their new car seats smile

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