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Does the maxi-cosi cabriofix fit in a Ford Focus?

(8 Posts)
Aubergenie Sun 31-Aug-08 22:10:24

Does anyone know which base I need? It's a 1999 model if that makes a difference?

EyeballsintheSky Sun 31-Aug-08 22:15:02

I have a 2001 Focus and it doesn't have Isofix so we use the seat with the seatbelt. I think the easyfix base fits but we never tried it. I'm sure I've read that Isofix can be fitted to older cars but we might be changing ours so we're not going to bother. Worth looking into if you're keeping it though. The seatbelts are major faff (although worthwhile, obviously!)

PollyDarton Sun 31-Aug-08 22:16:26

it fits in my astra

isofix info

se the section on 'does my car have it'

if you put you hand inbetween the back seat and root about you can feel a U shape matal thingie

PollyDarton Sun 31-Aug-08 22:17:38

also see here about the difference between the EASY fix and the ISO fix

EyeballsintheSky Sun 31-Aug-08 22:19:26

Ford are one of the few companies that don't install Isofix as standard, even these days. You have to specify it as an option.

bozette Sun 31-Aug-08 22:23:03

i use one in my focus with just a seatbelt and don't even notice the time it takes to do it up any more. It takes a few seconds and really isn't an issue.
The focus does have short seatbelts, we tried a couple of other seats which didn't fit.
The cabriofix is fab though.

Aubergenie Mon 01-Sep-08 07:51:34

Thanks ladies. I'd only just got my head around the world of buggies and car seats and then discovered a whole new isofix/easyfix vocabulary to get my head around. So it sounds like we can order the car seat, figure out how to fit it with seatbelts and then look into the Easyfix base if we think it'll be easier long term.

dinkystinky Mon 01-Sep-08 09:13:57

Pop along to Halfords if you can - they're brilliant with carseats and will be able to let you know exactly which models work with your car.

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