2 RF seats in a Cobalt?

MarathonMama

New member
Posting for someone else :)

They have an '06 Cobalt and have a 14m RF (centre I believe). She is 16lbs and they are due with #2 in February-ish and would like to keep #1 RF (and she likely wouldn't even be close to FF minimums anyway). Both parents are tall and it's a tight squeeze.

They have a SR35 and a BLVD65.

Does anyone have any experience with 2 RF seats in the Cobalt that I can pass along to her?
 
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snowbird25ca

Moderator - CPST Instructor
They should be able to fit a new generation Britax behind the passenger seat and a baby trend in the middle position provided they have room to get the handle down. The True Fit might be a possibility as well when it's installed at the more upright angle, as may the My Ride.

The Cobalt interior is basically the same as a Saturn ION and I had an old generation marathon and a 22lb snugride in the middle. The 22lb snugride base was tight, but it always sat on a very slight angle and I never felt completely good about it. I think the Baby Trend is narrow enough though that there'd be no difficulty provided you could put the handle down - which I wouldn't expect to be a problem given the spacing between the front seats.

The center position has UAS so it shouldn't be difficult to install a seat in that position at all. I'd suggest a Complete Air behind the passenger but with it needing to be installed at pretty much a 45* angle all the time it really wouldn't fit there with the passenger being tall - which is really unfortunate because it would be great widthwise.

I'm not sure how the My Ride and the SR 35 puzzle, but I would expect the handle on the SR 35 to cause problems on the My Ride making a narrower seat necessary. She may just need to go in to BRU or TRU and try some seats to see how things work.
 

Mommypooh

New member
I have put a Radian RF in the middle of a cobalt and had both seats all the way back. I then had two boosters outboard as my kids were older, but I would think you could get a RF boulevard next to the radian and they would over lap nicely. The Radian would fit the new born nicely and if they wanted to still use the bucket for going in places you just stick it in the trunk. that is what I did.
 

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