Mar 29th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Our MINI ONE PACK is almost sold, and we think of buying a second MCS, but into convertible...
I think my zapp go to the thank !!!
The convertible is for Club activity and for holidays, the another S is for the week...
our girl Margaux have .............2 year old :rolleyes:
Do you have experiences or reports to be said to us, the good things and the bad ones???
have you picture from agencement, and what do you use for baby-seat ???
Mar 29th, 2006, 08:44 PM
We've had use of a Convertible with our Alfie younger than that. The seat wasn't a problem, getting in and out was more tricky than usual (unless the roof is down, then it's very easy). We use a max-cosi priori xp. Not sure if I have any photos with the seat in though.
The only thing that would concern me would be storage for toddler/baby bits, and safety in a roll-over.
Mar 29th, 2006, 10:25 PM
the only problem I can think of with the convertible MINI is the angle of the rear bench is a bit sharper and this reduces the number of seats the fit correctly in the rear, even more so for those that need to fit group 0/0+ seats. Although they do fit easily in the front with the airbag deactivated.
This also reduces the number of ISOFIX seats that fit correctly too especially in group 0/0+, but ISOFIX would be a good way to fit a seat in the car, especially if the seat is a 3 point fitment using the 3rd teather point which is located behind the seat in the boot.
Maxi-Cosi have a new ISOFIX seat (not sure if it is 3 point attachment or not), but I haven't had chance yet to try it in the MINI as its so new, they also have the new Tobi seat which has an excellent new design of harness to make putting your child in there very easy.
Roll over on a car happens very rarely and a correctly fitted car seat will ensure that your child is perfectly safe, even if this was to happen, as otherwise we wouldn't use convertibles for demonstrationing seats in photographs;) I use my car quite alot to test the fitting of seats, and with the roof down its far easier than a tintop 3 door car, but with the roof up it is a little more tricky, especially with JCW seats like mine has:p
Best advice is to try fitting your current seat in there, and if you are in any doubt to go to a good indepentant Nursery Retailer that knows how to fit seats correctly (not Halfords or a national retailer like Mothercare as they are not as knowledgable).
If your current seat doesn't fit then you have to face facts that the purchase of the convertible could cost you an extra £140 for a new seat, which IMO is nothing when you are spending so much on a new car and the smaller fee is to protect the life of something far more valueable:)
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:29 AM
I have two car seats installed in the back of my Convertible. I find that fitting them is easy with the roof down. Also I find myself lowering the roof to get them out. They don't like riding with the top down when it is cold. When the top is up (raining) I find I can undue my son (3yrs) from the front seat, he sets on the passengerside. And my wife can undue my daughter behind the drivers seat. My son can climb out on his own after the seat is slide forward but my daughter I just slide the seat forward and lift out. And the zap fits in the boot