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Child seat for 993 cab

rosscodavies

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Hi All.

I’m tempted to purchase a 993 cabriolet but finding it hard to find anything on child seats which will fit in the back of the soft top cars. My son is coming up to 4 years old soon. The front airbag doesn’t switch off but I’ve seen kids in child seats sitting up front. Any advise would be much appreciated, thanks
 
Hi Rossco

The rear seats are only a lap belt so probably wouldnt work with a conventional car seat - have a look here - https://www.mumsnet.com/talk/holidays/4860495-group-1-car-seat-lap-belt-only they suggest a booster type as that would allow use of the lap belt - as for the airbag not being able to be switched off I thought that was only for use when using a rear facing seat belt, at 4 years he will be facing forward meaning the airbag would come in handy if the worst should happen..............
 
Hi Rossco

The rear seats are only a lap belt so probably wouldnt work with a conventional car seat - have a look here - https://www.mumsnet.com/talk/holidays/4860495-group-1-car-seat-lap-belt-only they suggest a booster type as that would allow use of the lap belt - as for the airbag not being able to be switched off I thought that was only for use when using a rear facing seat belt, at 4 years he will be facing forward meaning the airbag would come in handy if the worst should happen..............
HI, thank you for the link

I was under the impression that under the age of 12, air bags are dangerous. maybe im wrong..
 
i wouldnt like to say - better do more research there as i have no idea, my thought would be its better than not having one
 
My son is coming up to 4 years old soon.
Look at the period Porsche Prince, it's suitable from 8 months to 4 years and/or 9kg to 18kg.
Compared to today's standards & technology advancements around safety (ISOfix, etc.), it's quite a basic construction.

Here it is in my 993 coupe (a few pics to scroll through):




finding it hard to find anything on child seats which will fit in the back of the soft top cars.

From the pic below, it appears it fit in a Cab too, but you'll have to verify fitment:

porsch10.jpg
 
this was many many years ago , but my kids hated the Porsche prince seat and the way it clamped them in place .

Re the 993 cab, euro spec is lap belt only where as USA spec cars have a 3 point belt rear seat which is permanent and doesn't drop flat . I ended up sourcing the rear seats and integrated 3 point belts ( they are centre mounted on the seat frame ) from a USA car and getting my specialist to fit it to my 993 cab. I was then happy about carrying my kids in the back .. daily sure though I just used a booster seat with this arrangement but my kids will have been a little bit older.

I think you can turn off the passenger airbag ( permanently) if need be
 
see here :

 
Look at the period Porsche Prince, it's suitable from 8 months to 4 years and/or 9kg to 18kg.
Compared to today's standards & technology advancements around safety (ISOfix, etc.), it's quite a basic construction.

Here it is in my 993 coupe (a few pics to scroll through):






From the pic below, it appears it fit in a Cab too, but you'll have to verify fitment:

porsch10.jpg

Hi, thank you for this. if that seat only goes up to the age of 4, what did you go with next?
 
I used a Britax Romer Prince car seat for my kids when they were little, (Britax made them for Porsche, Mercedes and Mazda who all sold them as their own branded product). Mine was bought new from a Mazda dealership as it was considerably cheaper than the Porsche branded one.
After this they used a Maxi-Cosi Rodi, and then just a booster.
 
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Hi, thank you for this. if that seat only goes up to the age of 4, what did you go with next?

I won't have that predicament for around another 2 years. So do post back with what you happen to land on (y) , and with pics ;).

Do note, that rather than getting hung up on the "seat only goes up to 4 years" its more the weight or height that's more significant, than their age.
So for the Porsche Prince its 9kg to 18kg and/or 45cm to 100cm.

I have also secured a Porsche Tequipment Romer Kid Plus which was aimed at the 15kg-36kg bracket. There are non-Porsche branded versions available. The seat back detaches and it becomes a booster seat, too. It's simply been sat in the garage for many months - I never got around to test fitting in the 993 yet!
 
I used a Porsche Prince (still sitting in the garage if you're interested) followed by a Maxi Cosi Rodi (the basic non-isofix version).
 

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