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    I still love my Mazda 5

    IIHS testing results aside, I just installed a RF Radian in the 2nd row for the first time, LATCH install. I've never had such an easy time installing a Radian. And now the driver's seat can go all the way back! (The only other RF seat I've had there is the KF, which does not allow it to go all the way back.)

    I have 3 RF seats in that car now, and might actually put all my kids in it later today or tomorrow. (DS3 is 4 weeks old today, and unexpectedly spent his first 9 days in the NICU, and there's been weird holiday travel and car seat shuffling, so they haven't all ridden together in that car.)

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    Re: I still love my Mazda 5

    Nice! I've never had an easy time with a Radian. And it's been quite a while since I've had one. I still want the 5. It's between that and a giant SUV! In the meantime, I drive my Prius.
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    Re: I still love my Mazda 5

    I loved my 5! I actually want Josh to buy one next year for himself. I mean, I adore my Odyssey now, and I'll never buy anything else for myself as long as I have kids living with me, but that Mazda was just soooo nice. I loved installing seats in it, I loved driving it, I loved the manual transmission, I was even able to work around the lack of cargo space without too much difficulty.

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    I found a rearfacing radian with angle adjuster super simple in the third row with seatbelt in ours as well.

    I really like ours. I should be using it daily instead of our van but then I'd have to move seats. Maybe after Christmas...


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    Re: I still love my Mazda 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillipop View Post
    I found a rearfacing radian with angle adjuster super simple in the third row with seatbelt in ours as well.

    Good to know. I might put the baby back there in 6 months or so.

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    Re: I still love my Mazda 5

    I had a 2010 Maxda 3 and loved it until DD outgrew the highback part of her Nautilus. The Frontier didn't fit in the middle seat of the 3, so I essentially had a 4 seater car because there is no headrest in the middle. DH's car is a Mazda CX-5 and the middle seat is essentially useless.

    We only have one DD, but often have my 1 year old nephew, cousin's kids or friends with us and it was getting to be a PITA changing out seats and figuring out which car to take whenever we had extra people with us.

    We got a new 5 and I love having the extra space. I've had 4 boosters in it, all different configurations, now my nephew's Cosco Apt stays installed most of the time and we can still get everyone in without all the fuss.

    I loved my 3, but the 5 will suffice for quite awhile!


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    I loved my 5 for the short time I had it. I miss the wide sliding doors, the 2nd row captains chairs and the ease of installing seats. Don't get me wrong I love my fuel efficient focus but I do miss the 2 kid friendliness of the 5.

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    Re: I still love my Mazda 5

    All I ever put in my 5 now is Incognitos, and they work great, lol.

    Yeah, it's a pretty nice car for installing seats
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