How things have changed in the past 40 years...I need to get a car seat for my grandson - problem is these fancy new, safe, very expensive car seats don't really fit in my 17 year old Honda Civic. Was the car seat law in effect with the 1996 Honda Civics? what kind of car seats actually fit in that car?
Convertible Car Seat for 1 year old(6 posts)
I drive a '96 Subaru and used a bunch of types of carseats. We always secured them with the seatbelts and I'm pretty sure it can't accommodate the newer LATCH-type securing (supposedly easier, but I've never tried it).
I think most seats can still be installed with seatbelts and should work fine in an older car, though look for one that has a smaller profile to work best in the back of a Civic!
I've used a new convertible car seat in my 1992 Jeep so it should work in your Civic. I think every car seat can be installed using just a seat belt. There are specific instructions with each seat as to how to install it using the seat belt rather than the LATCH.
Does this help? http://www.thecarseatlady.com/vehicles/the_latch_system_9.html
Apparently most of the advice out there is to not buy a used carseat because it could have been in an accident (thus not safe), had too many years of regular wear and tear, or be recalled.
Big Lots has inexpensive priced car seats that work just fine.
I'd be careful putting a toddler in a convertible car seat.
he might lose his binky or the steady wind will make him look like Donald Trump.
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