lol ... k ... my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.
You choose to quote another person suggesting a Miata is an acceptable vehicle to transport a child in a rear facing seat.
If you were looking for support on the delaying of the purchase you had other posts to use but you went for the one suggesting a Miata. You do not get to try and walk it back now.
"Like a fine Detroit wine, this vehicle has aged to budgetary perfection"
Kia Stinger 2.0T+AWD is probably a pretty nice car for her. Heated steering wheel standard, decent power, and a nice low seating position. I really liked it and wanted to buy one but ultimately decided that I shouldn't spend $30k USD on a car. She shouldn't need anything beyond a base trim and at least in the US there are dealers advertising about 20% off MSRP.
my first post in the thread (clearly advocating for waiting to upend the whole fleet):
anyone else wanna play?
A Miata is not going to work for this. I promise. I have two kids. For 5 years I had one kid. I own a two seat sports car. I know this. You have no kids and a pretty tenuous grasp on reality. You know nothing of which you speak. Sit down, shut up, and bow out of the thread while there are still a couple people on the board who don't know you are a moron.
the miata, idk, personally i would try to keep it, and maybe buy a cheap family hauler (great family haulers can be had for under 10k, even under 5k in many cases) and go 3 wide. i'd be willing to park one outside to keep a miata, but thats just me.
either way, i wouldn't run out and sell everything and buy everything all right here and now. find out how the kid changes your lifestyle, and buy cars that match what you want/need.
what about that is incorrect?
do children not fit inside miatas for short times, on rare occasions? does one always have to have the ability to carry a kid, regardless of the time, place, season or moon cycle? in a pinch, can someone with a kid also own a miata? are these really baffling or confusing questions? lol
its pretty obvious to me that regardless of what i say, im going to be attacked for it. no matter how reasonable. becuase its not about the content of the thread anymore, its about you guys attacking me.
A child in a rear-facing seat, which for most states means at least until they are two, does not reasonably work for any reason except "the child's life is in danger and I am rushing them to the hospital in this Miata."
Otherwise, no, you are a fool if you put a rear-facing seat in a two seat car. Sorry.
Last edited by unhappymeal; 03-06-2019 at 11:59 AM.
give this page a look.
the guy tries installing child seats into various newer cars. maybe a car you are considering will be in there.
Another thing i would keep in mind is the child seat it self. there are some out there with amazing safety yet they are slimmer and smaller (not only in width).
For example, we went with Clek seats as they fit a little better for us (in our vehicles), VS other common ones we've seen in action.
Like you and your wife, my wife and I are on the shorter size. 5'7" and 5'5". In both of our daily drivers (B7 Passat and PQ35 Tiguan) the rear facing seat is installed behind the driver seat, and the driver (whether me or her) has LOT of space. Not so much with the Passat (as i think you could fit any seat in there and there would be LOTS of room) but with the Tiguan we feel the type/brand of seat it self helped with this. And again I know that she doesnt want a CUV/SUV, but i am only using our experience as an example as I feel the tiguan is similar size inside as a sedan that slots somewhere between compact and midsize.
Also, i still vote the new S60 with the funky light leather/cloth interior upgrade. (pending test fit of rear facing seat ofcourse)
2010 Mini Cooper Horizon Blue A/T (sold)
2004 Acura TL Satin Silver Metallic A/T (sold)
2005 VW Jetta GLI Blue Lagoon 6-mt (sold)
2007 VW Jetta GLI Candy White DSG (sold)