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    Hello there! I did a search before posting this but didn't come up with much. Any seat recommendations that fit well (maybe more narrow and short seat options) in a 2017 Ford Fiesta ST? My very avg 30 lb 3 year old (36.3" tall) currently uses a Britax Boulevard Clicktight in my 2015 F150 but it's pretty bulky for the ST (although still fits) and she has a hard time getting into and out of it. Just looking for other options besides a Radian and our Boulevard. She didn't do well in a Radian. I think she likes more of a shell around to feel more secure. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

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    Re: Best seat options for 2017 Fiesta ST

    Is your daughter forward-facing or rear-facing? Are there any other passengers in the back seat? How far back do the front seats need to be? These answers will help us tailor recommendations for you.
    -Reta
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    Re: Best seat options for 2017 Fiesta ST

    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyoftheForest View Post
    Is your daughter forward-facing or rear-facing? Are there any other passengers in the back seat? How far back do the front seats need to be? These answers will help us tailor recommendations for you.
    She is FF. I sometimes have extra passengers and sometimes not. My son is in a Harmony booster in the back seat as well. Sometimes I have a front passenger and sometimes not.

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    Re: Best seat options for 2017 Fiesta ST

    Ok, so you need something that doesn't push your daughter so far forward of the back of the seat that she runs out of leg room. Got it. The Evenflo Maestro is a recommended seat that is pretty compact that way from what I have seen. If strap covers at the shoulders are important to you, some versions of the seat have them and some don't. If you get a version without strap covers, you can call Evenflo and buy a set. Hopefully someone else will come along with more ideas, too, but if you have a store where you can look at seats, you can see if anything else looks like it will keep her back closer to the back of the vehicle seat.
    -Reta
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    Re: Best seat options for 2017 Fiesta ST

    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyoftheForest View Post
    Ok, so you need something that doesn't push your daughter so far forward of the back of the seat that she runs out of leg room. Got it. The Evenflo Maestro is a recommended seat that is pretty compact that way from what I have seen. If strap covers at the shoulders are important to you, some versions of the seat have them and some don't. If you get a version without strap covers, you can call Evenflo and buy a set. Hopefully someone else will come along with more ideas, too, but if you have a store where you can look at seats, you can see if anything else looks like it will keep her back closer to the back of the vehicle seat.
    Thanks! Hoping for some others to chime in as well. My daughter is expecting and had a somewhat bad experience with an evenflo customer service rep (was sitting next to her listening to their convo) and I was hoping not to give them any of my $$/support after how rudely she was treated. When I googled I read about that seat but after her experience I told myself no evenflo products 😂. Silly I know 😂

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    Re: Best seat options for 2017 Fiesta ST

    I am sorry she had a bad experience! I have had very good experiences when I have needed to call them. Almost all their products are made in the USA, and they make versions of some of their seats for programs that give them away to those who need them. I wouldn't let one conversation make my decision if it was the right seat for me. We all have bad days!
    -Reta
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