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AndyParker74
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2020/01/19 10:59:00 (permalink)

Looking for buying advice

Morning all
 
Do any of you use a 968 with a child seat? I have a Cayman R tucked away in the garage but a recent new addition means we now need space for 3 and I don't really want to go down the 911 route. 
Is there anything in particular I need to look out for when viewing cars? I'll be looking for a manual car and not sure whether to go for Standard or Sport so all help would be gratefully received. 

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    Waylander
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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/19 14:27:36 (permalink)
    Hi Andy
     
    i am sure I have seen a post where someone has used a seat in a 944, but it might have only been a booster as the wells in the rear seats are really narrow, I used to carry my grandson around in my car but in the front as mine does not have any airbags and he was 3 years old,
     
    with two adults in the front there is very little rear room, certainly not enough for a rear facing baby Seat and I think will also find that the rear belts are too short
     
    also the difference between a sport and a coupe, in reality very little, 
    you would be missing a rear wiper in the sport and have cloth seats and 20mm lower suspension, but that is the only major difference it might be lower but the spring rates are the same and so are the dampers, engine gearbox and axle, 
     
    if you think the extra money worth it,
     
     
    post edited by Waylander - 2020/01/19 14:57:32

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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/19 16:55:30 (permalink)
    For a family car ignore Sports and go for a coupe - you'll get more for your money that way. Later coupe's (mine was a 94) had 3 point rear seat belts which could be more suitable for a kiddie seat, but front not rear facing I suspect. I can't be more specific as my youngest was 10 when I bought my coupe! Once they're bigger the rear seats in a coupe are pretty good for kiddies as they're quite small so well suited to little bottoms - but for short journeys are OK for larger ones!
     
    IIRC Porsche do/did a kiddie seat probably for 911's that might be suitable, you occasionally see then second hand on here or eBay.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sc...hild+seat&_sacat=0

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    Waylander
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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/19 17:25:55 (permalink)
    There was a big conversation about this subject on TIPEC, I will see if can find the link

    as search on that site is completely broken I will have to add it later,
     
    don’t know where you are but if your anywhere close ish,your welcome to check out the space in my coupe

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    AndyParker74
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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/19 21:50:14 (permalink)
    Thanks for the quick responses. I'm based in North Staffordshire, close to Alton Towers so please let me know if it's local to you and I would gratefully take up the offer of a viewing 
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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/19 23:33:21 (permalink)
    Alas I am miles away, in Essex 
    this forum is very quiet for 968 stuff
    you should try asking on the 944 forum for someone near you, as the 944 is exactly the same size inside
     
    they may be classed as 4 seats but it really is a 2+2, the rears are small, and having squashed a adult in there for a long ride after a belt incident, then having to lever him out after shows they are only good for up to 10 year olds
    post edited by Waylander - 2020/01/20 16:51:12

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    Re: Looking for buying advice 2020/01/21 07:14:23 (permalink)
    I use a booster in the back with my 8 year old, she loves it. Couldn’t get my full seat in, honestly not sure ANY seat would fit, just the wrong shape.
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