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Old 12-07-2008, 07:30 AM
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Car Seats: Extended cabs?

Hello,

As some of you may know, I'm in the market for a New Truck. Kids aren't in the picture yet, but within the lifespan of my truck, they may make an appearance ( ).


A full-4 door pickup truck seems a little too much for me, and while the Ford's Extended cab is smaller than Chevy's, the ford left a HUGE impression on me the other day at the New England Auto Show (Chevy lost major points on a brittle-feeling plastic door handle, and just feeling smaller and less robust overall).

So, can a rear-facing and front-facing child/baby seat fit in the rear of a Super Duty extended cab? Or is it too dangerous???
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:26 AM
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Sure it can fit, but honestly, you're going to want a CC. The resale value will be higher, and it is nearly impossible to maneuver kids in the back of an extended cab. Then again, if you go off road....
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:39 AM
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My rear facing Graco car seat fits fine in the center section of the rear bench seat on my supercab 04. With the car seat in the middle, two adults can still ride comfortably in the back seat. A crew cab would have more room obviously, but the supercab gets it done as well.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:09 AM
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Yeah, crew cabs are nice, but it's not exactly what I'm looking for. They're a little on the long side, and I frequent Boston, so the shorter wheelbase is needed.
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That's why I bought a supercab with short bed. Easier to park and manuever in traffic
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:30 PM
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I have crew cab and 8 foot bed with dually rear. In town, I just charge straight at 'em, and they usually get out of my way. Bit of a pain to park, forget parallel it's just too long, but you get used to it. 05 or newer has a tighter turning circle, that really helps.

Main reason I got the crew cab was my two daughters. They were pretty young when I bought a ranger with ex cab, but they outgrew it pretty quickly. They won't outgrow this.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:36 AM
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my girls dad has a chevy ex cab and his xife got in mine and said it was much more comfortable and roomy. i take her brother everywhere and hi still needs a car seat and he fits fine
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:37 AM
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and he is a tall 5 year old
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Well, I moved up to my crew cab because the daughter came into the picture. I wasn't didn't even know my wife when I bought my F150 (Regular Cab), and putting a carseat in it, and someone else really didn't work though it did get me through the infant carrier phase. I looked at a bunch of ext cabs and made the plunge for the crew cab.

Not only can I get my daughter in comfortably, I can actually haul more people in comfort then my wife can in her Mountaineer, and I get better fuel mileage to boot.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:42 AM
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As nice as a crew cab would be, I still don't see it being very practical in the city. My driveway alone wouldn't be big enough to park it!

And anybody who has driven in Boston knows a big truck isn't fun at all to drive there (Old narrow streets.... twists and turns... 1-ways turning into two way roads...)


It seems, thought, that the SuperCab might just do the trick. Anybody have any pictures???
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