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Installing Isofix mountings

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:44 pm

well my middle seats slide back and forward to allow for the back seats to fold up or down, they are just on a rail thing i think. but i can only speak for my car. i think maybe in normal cars they are built in. saying that my bc mate had to cut the seats of her mondeo to find the isofix points. wierd eh?

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby clairegrace » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:46 pm

TBh I thought the same until I came across this post as our car is non-Isofix, It was more something to consider in the future as we've just bought the Izi combi Non-isofix but the Isofix one would be a lot easier to move between our car and my Dad's who does have Isofix :wink:

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby JenKyleKaitlinRoo » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:49 pm

How much were you going to pay for a besafe? If its around £350 you could get 2 x britax multitech which last from 9months to 6 years for £170odd each direct through volvo :wink:

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby babyroo » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:49 pm

I guess in cars with removable seats it might be possible if the seats from a later model fit your car :-? but otherwise if they are part of the seat I don't see how they would do it.

Your best bet is to contact a dealer for your car and ask them

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:51 pm

mine aren't removeable per se, they could be taken out and changed though so i'm told. but i am sure they are fixed to the seat, and it a standard car are they not built into the actual car? welding them in would be a very freaky and rather unsafe option surely?

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby clairegrace » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:28 pm

We've already bought the Izi combi, was £250 which I don't think is too bad for something that will do Grace until 4 (she's 10 months at the mo) We tried the Britax one but it wasn't as sturdy a fit in our car and was far too upright due to the slope on our seats :roll:

Fitting Isofix was just something to consider and we're considering getting a second car for when I go back to work. I agree, not too keen on the idea of welding something in, think a seatbelt would work out safer, I didn't think of how Isofix would actually be installed! :oops:

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby flutterby » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:58 pm

my seats are removable and I have isofix so they are definately not welded to the car ;)

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Re: Installing Isofix mountings

Postby *tinkerbellarella* » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:02 pm

hmmmm i know if i put a bench seat from a 53 or 54 plate zafira in my one i can have isofix. but i've no idea on standard cars hanna. i guess it's whether new seats fit, stuff like that.

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