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A new Fiesta is not the only thing my wife and I are expecting soon. Does anybody have any advice on car seats that would fit comfortably into the back seat?

I'm a tall guy -- 6'2", so I can imagine the driver's seat going to be back pretty far. I'm wondering if anybody has experience with the Euro version, or a sub-compact with similar back seat space?

Worst case: we take a pass when our Fiesta comes in, but unless the car is radically different from the reviews I've been reading, it's the one we want. The car seat issue is the only really big question mark.
 

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Thanks Cat! I hadn't seen that. Doesn't look too bad, but I'm trying to imagine how a rear-facing infant seat would look. I think I'm just gonna have to wait and see the car in person. We went out to dealerships yesterday and looked at "comparable" cars, but the measurement specs don't always seem to track to reality when you see the car.
 

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Thanks Cat! I hadn't seen that. Doesn't look too bad, but I'm trying to imagine how a rear-facing infant seat would look. I think I'm just gonna have to wait and see the car in person. We went out to dealerships yesterday and looked at "comparable" cars, but the measurement specs don't always seem to track to reality when you see the car.
The rear-facing will stick out more, but you could always keep it behind the passenger seat (as dfw did). As an added bonus, that would also give you access to the 60 part of the 40/60 fold-down seats.
 

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My rear facing car seat fits just barely behind my wifes seat, and it won't fit behind mine, but that's okay because I have one forward and one back for now.
 

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We have three kids and our family cars have been foci since '01. (street edition wagon and ZX5). My wife and I are both short (5'6" and 5'4") so that helps a lot. The rear facing seats tend not to fit very well behind the driver or passenger unless that person is really short and/or sits with the seatback very upright. The trick with the middle position is whether or not the space between the front seat backs is wide enough to accomodate the back of the rear facing child seat. It's also a pain getting the kid loaded up in the middle position but it is a safer spot. I'd take the seat you're planning on using and test it out at a dealership. When number three was on the way we went to the store with a tape measure to get a combination of seats that would work in the focus. Our kids are all still in forward facing boosters but it was a happy day when the rear facing seat went away.
 
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