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Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« on: October 08, 2007, 05:01:37 PM »
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Has anyone got an Isofix Car Seat?  With the seats in our 3 Sport, we've found our current car seat (which isn't an Isofix) doesn't fit a securely as we would like.  Trouble is the Isofix ones seem really pricey - a Mazda one is £220.

Appreciate any thoughts or advice.
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 06:28:18 PM »
I've got 6 months before I have to get one. From looking on other forums the isofix seem hugely overpriced and most peolple get by with traditional ones. Don't know why your seat would be insecure in your 3.

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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 06:34:05 PM »
The Isofix ones are definitely overpriced.  Think it's the shape of the seats in the 3.  Probably need to have another play with the car seat we've got.
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 07:45:49 PM »
Get an isofix, they may cost more but the hassle is gone. Just clicks in and off you go :)

I have one and the base that is required for 0-9mnths, it has been a god send.

Are you after for newborn?


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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 07:47:29 PM »
Get an isofix, they may cost more but the hassle is gone. Just clicks in and off you go :)

I have one and the base that is required for 0-9mnths, it has been a god send.

Are you after for newborn?



Thanks mate.  No, my boy will be 3 in Jan
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 07:31:28 AM »
Hi

We just purchased a Maxi-Cosi seat which seems to fit the 3 sport ok. Plan to buy the Isofix base either new or used off ebay.

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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 10:15:41 AM »
Yes, we've been looking at the Maxi Cosi fit.  Trouble is my wife wants a red and black car seat to match the car's interior!  That narrows it down a bit.
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 02:48:58 PM »
We have the Maxi Cosi one and I have to say it was well worth the money!!  We shopped around and got ours via ebay from these people: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Baby-Thyme and the base was £70 delivered (quick service too!).  The other bonus about the base I have found is that it kind of sits just above the seat without putting weight on the seat, ideal as we have leather seats!
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 05:01:23 PM »
We've just bought a Britax isofix duo plus - really easy to fit and so secure.  Glad we've made the investment now ready for any additions to the family... ;D

Got it brand new locally and cheaper than Ebay.  Identical to this one :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Britax-Duo-Isofix-Childs-Car-Seat_W0QQitemZ230181984675QQihZ013QQcategoryZ100990QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 11:58:53 PM »
Went to John Lewis yesterday, had my first look at baby seats. Looking at the MaxiCosi Cabriofix as it fits the Bugaboo pushchair chassis. Happy with the fit with a seat belt, seemed easy enough without needing a base.

The seat seemed free to move about but the JL baby advisor showed me how it does work the way it needs to. Just trying to justify the outlay on the bugaboo now.

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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 07:35:53 AM »
Went to John Lewis yesterday, had my first look at baby seats. Looking at the MaxiCosi Cabriofix as it fits the Bugaboo pushchair chassis. Happy with the fit with a seat belt, seemed easy enough without needing a base.

The seat seemed free to move about but the JL baby advisor showed me how it does work the way it needs to. Just trying to justify the outlay on the bugaboo now.

We did it the other way round - bought the iCandy travel system first then the car seat. Nice to have it all fit together but we've bee told that it's not good to leave baby in the car seat for more than 2 hours at a time.

Find out how practical it all is very soon...

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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007, 12:46:19 PM »
Went to John Lewis yesterday, had my first look at baby seats. Looking at the MaxiCosi Cabriofix as it fits the Bugaboo pushchair chassis. Happy with the fit with a seat belt, seemed easy enough without needing a base.

The seat seemed free to move about but the JL baby advisor showed me how it does work the way it needs to. Just trying to justify the outlay on the bugaboo now.

Yeah, I know mate, it's an expensive business isn't it?  But, can't put a price on the little one's safety.
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 03:24:00 PM »
Yeah, I know mate, it's an expensive business isn't it?  But, can't put a price on the little one's safety.
£100 for a good car seat is cheap but £600 for a pram?  ;D

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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2007, 05:24:13 PM »
Yeah, I know mate, it's an expensive business isn't it?  But, can't put a price on the little one's safety.
£100 for a good car seat is cheap but £600 for a pram?  ;D

£600?!  Is it gold plated and come with it's own alloys?!   :o  ;D
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 12:23:56 PM »
Yeah, I know mate, it's an expensive business isn't it?  But, can't put a price on the little one's safety.
£100 for a good car seat is cheap but £600 for a pram?  ;D

We've got a Quinny Buzz, that is compatible with the maxicosi car seat.  It's a very nice system and looks wise I think it is far more stylish than the Bugaboo, which IMO looks like an NHS wheelchair with those spinny round small front wheel.  Not sure how much the Buzz systems are but we shopped about and managed to get the whole lot for under £500.  By the whole lot I mean the frame with wheels (opens from folding by itself! and all the wheels are detachable), car seat baby carrier (maxicosi), Isofix base, pushchair attachment (can be either forward or backward facing and can be set to any angle including laying flat), cosy toes, shopping net and buzz bag and all the associated rain covers.

As you know Dave this is child number 2 for us and we made the mistake of buying a cheap system for our first child that barely lasted and was completely unsaleabe by the time we'd finished with it.  With our new system we can hope to get at least half back on resale.

Give me a shout if you want any more info on the Buzz
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Re: Mazda Isofix Car Seat
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 12:23:56 PM »