Join Date: Jul 2009
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: XS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm new to the forum. This is my first post. I recently bought a new MY09 as we are expecting our first child at the end of this month.
The car has been great so far, especially after the dealer fixed a rattle in the rear which was so annoying initially.
Anyway, I'm trying to install a rear facing baby seat myself. I have 2 questions and love to hear your comments.
(1) The FOZ manual recommands installing child seats on the 2 sides instead of the middle. But most literature I read recommand "the middle where possible". I only have 1 child seat to install and mounting it in the middle seems to make more sense to me, as I imagine that this would be a safer spot especially in the case of side impacts? I saw justinsane's post above but what do other FOZ owners do?
(2) I could get the baby seat to install in such a way that when rocking the middle-lower part on the side of the child seat, it felt pretty secure and solid. But when rocking the top part of the child seat, it did feel a little bit, although not much, wobbly. Is it meant to be absolutely secure no matter where you rock the child seat? As the tether strap is pulling the top part of the child seat, I just don't understand how the top half of the child seat can be held down securely?
My last resort is to visit one of the authorised fitting stations. But before I do that, I'm interested to hear from other FOZ owners.
Thanks in advance.