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    Best Convertible for 2009 Subaru Outback? Experience?

    2009 Subaru Outback (sounds like it has to be outboard)
    11months, 23lbs, approx 30"H
    Want to RF as long as possible.
    Trying to get most long lasting, safest, comfortable seat.
    If DD remains at 90%ile according to CDC growth chart, she will be 36lbs, 36" by 36 months.
    Britax Boulevard 70, True Fit Premier C670, SK Radian XTSL???
    Have tried Boulevard 70, liked it, but worried that DD will outgrow in height/leg length RF. Came very close to buying TFP, but worried about outgrowing in weight. Radian sounds great, but very doubtful it will fit in car. Thank you for any advice! I have really, really been obsessing too much!
    Am I asking too much? Thank you!!!

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    Re: Best Convertible for 2009 Subaru Outback? Experience?

    I like britax but its not on my top 5 seats. Has little leg room and they lowered the top slots on the new models. I don't know how the radian would fit. We don't see many around heere.

    My friend just got the evenflo triumph advance that goes to 40# rf and 65# ff. Its installed in the middle nice and tight with the seatbelt.
    Stefanie - CPST in Iowa
    mom to dd 11,/00, ds 11/01, ds 3/06, dd 04/07, dd 08/12 (radian rxt) ds 12/13 (evenflo sureride)

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    Re: Best Convertible for 2009 Subaru Outback? Experience?

    I've got a First Years TrueFit in a 2006 Outback. It fits fine RF outboard as long as the person in the front seat is pretty short. I've only had so-so luck installing it in the center: it works acceptably well, but the outboard install is definitely better. I'm 5'4" and it goes behind me well, but DH is 6' and it doesn't fit behind him at all. It only RF to 35 lbs, not 40, so might or might not get your little one to 3.

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    Re: Best Convertible for 2009 Subaru Outback? Experience?

    Thank you! I went ahead and ordered the True Fit, but it's on b/o, so because of your replies I may cancel the order and go back to the EFTA. Are there different models or is it the same as long as it says EFTA? My DH is 6'2" and the Graco Safeseat that we can barely fit has truly been the bane of our existence. Thank you very much!

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    Re: Best Convertible for 2009 Subaru Outback? Experience?

    I had a Radian XTSL installed in the center of my 2005 outback. It was in there solid and the tech we had inspect it said it was a great install. When I called him he told me he had put a bunch of Radians in outbacks. I don't think you could put it outboard without the front seat being basically un-usable though. DH said it wouldn't work, but we never tried and I just sold the car or I would offer to try it.

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