Does the third row make you nervous?

Kobain's Mommy

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DS was in the third row in our accident. Had he been RFing he would have been covered in glass, but I had just turned him FFing and he was fine. We were in a Grand Caravan that ended up being totaled. I would put him FFing back there again if we got another one.

We replaced the van with an Envoy XL and I'm fine with FFing seats in the third row, but would only put a RFing one back there if there was a huge need.
 
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essnce629

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DS was in the third row in our accident. Had he been RFing he would have been covered in glass, but I had just turned him FFing and he was fine. We were in a Grand Caravan that ended up being totaled. I would put him FFing back there again if we got another one.

We replaced the van with an Envoy XL and I'm fine with FFing seats in the third row, but would only put a RFing one back there if there was a huge need.
This makes me feel better! DS2 (4) just turned ff'ing this week and I planned to put him in the 3rd row of our Mazda5 once school starts in the fall and we start carpooling again.
 

Dillipop

Well-known member
This makes me feel better! DS2 (4) just turned ff'ing this week and I planned to put him in the 3rd row of our Mazda5 once school starts in the fall and we start carpooling again.
See and I feel better with a tethered rearfacing seat in the third row of my Mazda5. I figure all the rfer's vital organs are further from a rear impact than my ffers or booster would be. The window glass in a car doesn't break into shards but breaks into little pebbles. DD surely could get cut from it but at least her head and upper body are further from a rear impact.


ETA- that still wouldn't stop me from having a booster rider or ffer in that third row. I really do think that it is a safe place for any of my kids or even me to ride in. Modern cars are made to withstand impacts and protect occupants so much better than previous generations.
 

hboo22

New member
I have a 6 seater Pacifica (2-2-2) with 3rd row and I'm not really comfortable with Jaylee having to ride back there all the time since we've had Evy. The top of her seat is less than a foot from the back of the vehicle :( She's in a Vivo now, but there is no headrest and she is soon going to be too tall to use it back there w/o one :( Laila is 8.5 and almost 80 lbs and uses a LBB in the 2nd row. She actually fits in the 3rd (5 steps) w/o a booster, but her head is probably too tall now. She's too tall for the HBB Vivo. I am hoping to be able to get a Chevy Traverse soon. I drove my friend's and LOVED it! Either that or I'll have to find a different seat for Jaylee.
 

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