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    chanci
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    Car seat in 2007 Highlander

    I just purchased a '07 Highlander to be used as a future family car. We hope to have our first soon. I read somwhere that installing a seat in the middle of the highlander was a problem because of the pull down console. The manual says its fine but I would like to hear some real life examples if its possible or not. Thanks

    ETA: The '07 is exactly like the '06 so any info. on the '06 would be useful too.
    Last edited by chanci; 11-08-2006 at 02:15 PM.

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    I don't have a Highlander, but my Malibu Maxx has a center console.

    I put my best friend's daughters snugride and RF marathon in the center all the time. I've never had her outboard in my car. I have a center LATCH position and we've even used the SR without the base--so a belt install, with no problems. I really like that my back seat reclines a bit, so I can bring it up to really snug in her seat.

    Susan
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    Mommy to Nicholas (12-29-08) RF'ed to 2.75 yrs in Graco MyRide(crashed) and a True Fit Primier. FF in the TFP and a Graco Nautilus Elite. Nicholas is 2.75 yrs old, 32 lbs and 36" tall.
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    First, always check your vehicle manual + carseat manual: one or the other might say not to install (RF) in front of the pull-down console....

    I was taught that it's generally safer not to put a seat RF in front of a pull-down console, but that there can be exceptions: such as the Britax Companion with it's anti-rebound bar (which would prevent the console from coming down) or certain convertible carseats might sit high enough up to prevent the center console from coming down & out.
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