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    Question 3 across in 2003 VW Jetta

    I'm trying to find a way to get 3 across in my '03 VW Jetta. I know I could get 3 SKRs and problem solved, but I like to be difficult!
    Currently I have a Graco Comfort Sport FF and a Graco Nautilus. I'd like to at least keep the Nautilus, but would LOVE to keep both (although I know that's probably not going to happen).
    My oldest is almost 3 (bday 10/28). She weighs about 39 lbs. I'm not positive on her height but I think it's 38" (she's in 95th percentile). My son is FF in the Comfort Sport. He weighs about 29.5 lbs. Again, not positive on his height either but I think it's about 32" (he's in 90th percentile). I'm due with baby #3 in 8 weeks.
    I read that a Baby Trend Flex Loc without the base would fit, but I tried it at Babies R Us and couldn't get both doors to close without forcing it (that's not OK, right?). Is it possible for me to keep the Nautilus? I can't find any stores locally that carry the SKRs for me to try.
    I'm so frustrated! Thanks in advance for your help!
    PS. According to some specs I found online, my car has 52.5" shoulder room. I don't know if that's the important measurement or not, but it's all I could find.

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    Re: 3 across in 2003 VW Jetta

    You should be able to if you trade the Comfort Sport for a Radian & get the Flex Loc for the baby (or a Key Fit).

    I was able to get 3 Across my '04 Jetta using: RFing Radian, FFing Regent, RFing Flex Loc. Also FFing Radian, RFing Flex Loc, FFing Regent.

    I have pics I can dig up. There was 4 fingers worth of space between each door & end car seat. I am not sure if there are any differences in 2003 vs 2004 Jettas?
    Diana, Mommy To:
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    Re: 3 across in 2003 VW Jetta

    Quote Originally Posted by Calideedle View Post
    I am not sure if there are any differences in 2003 vs 2004 Jettas?
    I think they're the same. I looked it up on the same site that I found specs for my car and they're the same for the '03 and '04.
    How did you have them installed? Which one was in the middle or would it matter? Do you know if you had them installed with LATCH or seat belts? Were you able to install the base with the Flex Loc?
    Sorry about all the questions!

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    Re: 3 across in 2003 VW Jetta

    All were installed with seat belts and yes I used the base. I couldn't get both RFing seats next to each other because the Flex Locs handle would hit the Radians shell no matter what position it was in so I couldn't get it installed.

    The only ways I tried installing were:

    L - R

    RFing Radian, FFing Regent, RFing Flex Loc
    FFing Radian, RFing Flex Loc, FFing Regent



    (ignore the strange child in the infant seat, lol)

    Last edited by Calideedle; 09-06-2009 at 05:41 PM.
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