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Which would you buy first - the car or the car seat?

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canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 10:49:23

OK - I've bought a new car that I'm collecting on Weds but looking on the Britax website the car seat that I already have doesn't look as though it's compatible.

So do I buy a new car seat before then and take it with me when i collect the new car or fit the Britax one into it anyway and then literally drive to the nearest shop to buy a new one.

Can't decide which would be best/safest (she has to come with me as dh is at work)

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 11:51:40

Any thoughts anyone?

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 11:53:33

Can you not fidn the manufacturers
website and see? Sometimes it tells you which seats are compatible

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 11:54:42

Ah, see you have already done that. I would buy a new seat and take it with me.

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 11:55:22

Yes I've worked out which is compatible so could just buy it. Then I would be left to fit it by myself at the car garage is the only downside.

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 11:56:25

The new ones are usually pretty easy to put in. Which one is compatible?

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 11:57:11

Do you m,ean you will order it online? The shop assistant should show you how to put it in before you buy it if you to the store.

Overmydeadbody Sat 30-Aug-08 11:59:07

are car seats that hard to fit by yourself?

Or is it more the logistics of trying to do it with baby/child there too?

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 12:00:04

Can your dh not just take hte day off as holiday?

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 12:00:25

Britax Eclipse or Explorer seem to fit.

Also Maxi Cosi Priori.

Need one with as small a base as possible as I've 2 boosters to get on the back seat as well!

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 12:02:26

Which do you have currently?

Lazarou Sat 30-Aug-08 12:02:45

Right, well, if you find they don't all fit that will be a pita. Tell your dh to take the day off, then you can go collect the car and then go and find a new seat.

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 12:02:50

Is car or current seat ISOFIX?

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 12:02:53

No dh can't have the day off, not that easy to arrange I'm afraid.

I suppose I'm worried putting a new car seat in a car, neither of which I'm familiar with.

Maybe I should look for one that's compatible with both cars so I can be shown in the old car then I'm happier with transferring it across

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 12:04:34

New car is ISOFIX - didn't think of that one!

Current car seat is Britax Renaissance (had quite a few years but road safety chap told me it was safe to still use)

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 12:06:04

What is new car?

RubyRioja Sat 30-Aug-08 12:06:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 12:08:48

New car is mercedes c-class

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 12:34:33

I thought they had renamed the Renaissance to be the First Class?

canofworms Sat 30-Aug-08 12:53:13

I'm not sure about that MNP. But when you look to check compatibilities for other cars Renaissance does still come up on the list as a discontinued product

DontNeedAnything Sat 30-Aug-08 12:57:49

I don't think so. The first class was around before the Rennaissance.

I think I would try and avoid taking DC to collect the car so you can take it to teh shop safely and buy the correct seat safely.

IME FitFind is only a guide and there is no substitue for having a "professional" opinion on whehter it fits or not.

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 12:58:59

Could you not find the same model nearby in a show room and try your car seat in it?? Cheeky i know but i did a similar thing when hubby was buying me a newer car, i popped to the local dealer (who was servicing me old car) to look over the model they had, i explained why to the saleman and he offered a test drive even tho he knew there wouldn't be a sale!

I did send a letter in saying how helpful he had been and took the new car there for servicing etc, but their attitude is a shed load nicer than the local, local dealership!

Nappyzoneneedssleep Sat 30-Aug-08 13:00:11

The first class is the one that goes both ways front and rear facing - renaissance front facing - i have one tis good.

MatNanPlus Sat 30-Aug-08 13:00:39

As DNA said it is just a guide my current families seats aren't listed for their car but fit better than some of the listed ones shock

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