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      06-07-2012 01:01 PM #26
      found this forum googling same question. difference between Euro and ProRide.

      just to be clear. Pro Ride is 5lbs-35lbs rear facing, and 20-70lbs forward facing


      any updates from the guys who used these with a infant? curious what the outcome was. post up!
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      06-07-2012 01:23 PM #27
      i have yet to use our recaros. It would pe imposible to use(as rear facing) in my 2dr gti so we got an infant seat/stroller combo, it is very convenient. I think if you buy it on line ou will have to buy additional insert for an infant. I plan to install recaros and discontinue use of infant seat once she is big enough for front facing position.

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      06-07-2012 01:27 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      i have yet to use our recaros. It would pe imposible to use(as rear facing) in my 2dr gti so we got an infant seat/stroller combo, it is very convenient. I think if you buy it on line ou will have to buy additional insert for an infant. I plan to install recaros and discontinue use of infant seat once she is big enough for front facing position.
      thanks for update, what about putting in the center of your gti? i have a b5 audi so not sure how well it will fit. however i came across some information you would be interested in. if you call
      1-888-9recaro and tell them you purchased a pro ride they will mail you a free infant insert for it.
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      06-07-2012 02:00 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      i have yet to use our recaros. It would pe imposible to use(as rear facing) in my 2dr gti...
      Seriously? We used TWO Signo G2s in my 3-door MkV.
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      06-10-2012 09:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Seriously? We used TWO Signo G2s in my 3-door MkV.
      not sure if you read my post correctly, i was saying it would be impossible to use as rear facing seats. i am big guy 6'4 about 280 lbs and crawling back there is a pain without a child in my arms.

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      06-11-2012 10:24 AM #32
      Bought this one for our little guy. He loves it. He was really excited to finally get turned around a month or so ago.

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      06-11-2012 02:56 PM #33
      glad everyone likes this, first time daddy right here come Jan. boy or girl, im deff gonna have this seat before they come.
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      06-25-2012 03:59 PM #34
      I'm also looking at the pro ride...it says ...

      Rear-facing: appropriate for children who are 37.5" tall or less and who weigh 5 to 35 pounds/ forward facing: appropriate for children who are 50" tall or less and who weigh 20 to 70 pounds

      So I'm assuming this meas it can be used from day 1 all the way up to when the kid is 4ft tall and/or 70lbs...for the $2-300 it seems like a pretty good deal on a well known and well made brand...now just have to decide on a color...the blue or the all grey
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      06-25-2012 04:03 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by TTurboNegro View Post
      So I'm assuming this meas it can be used from day 1 all the way up to when the kid is 4ft tall and/or 70lbs.
      yesm just make sure you order "infant insert." Also if you plan on taking your kid places it might be PITA to put in and take out your shiled every time you need to get out of the car. our baby is 4 mo old today, and she has yet to use reccaros (yes she has two ) we will wait unti she is 6 months and than we will put her in front facing as well.

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      06-25-2012 10:27 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Bought this one for our little guy. He loves it. He was really excited to finally get turned around a month or so ago.

      this is awesome! you have a lucky kid haha

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      06-26-2012 10:42 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      yesm just make sure you order "infant insert." Also if you plan on taking your kid places it might be PITA to put in and take out your shiled every time you need to get out of the car. our baby is 4 mo old today, and she has yet to use reccaros (yes she has two ) we will wait unti she is 6 months and than we will put her in front facing as well.
      i feel like such a noob. what is PITA and what shield?
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      07-02-2012 05:16 PM #38
      PITA=pain in the arse

      I have no idea what a shield is but
      FWIW- I love my recaro seat

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      07-03-2012 10:52 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by JsmokeVR6 View Post
      i feel like such a noob. what is PITA and what shield?
      it's a typo. Poster meant to type child.

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      07-03-2012 04:13 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by SinisterMind View Post
      it's a typo. Poster meant to type child.

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      07-10-2012 12:20 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by GoLfUnV View Post
      yesm just make sure you order "infant insert." Also if you plan on taking your kid places it might be PITA to put in and take out your shiled every time you need to get out of the car. our baby is 4 mo old today, and she has yet to use reccaros (yes she has two ) we will wait unti she is 6 months and than we will put her in front facing as well.
      I would not move your child forward facing at 6 mos, that is a bad idea

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      07-10-2012 02:15 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubbin View Post
      I would not move your child forward facing at 6 mos, that is a bad idea
      Who's doing what? I didn't see that.

      I think the american pediatric assn. (or whatever) says two years, now. Which I imagine would be hell. we turned our daughter around at 1.5ish.

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      07-10-2012 02:45 PM #43
      We almost made it to 2 years, but came up short. He was getting totally pissed at being backwards and his legs were completely squished. They say 2 years or 30lbs as I recall.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      07-11-2012 05:38 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      We almost made it to 2 years, but came up short. He was getting totally pissed at being backwards and his legs were completely squished. They say 2 years or 30lbs as I recall.
      Yes...the lack of room is what pisses them off the most.

      My wife said something to the DR about the one year mark...and the doc replied, well, i'd push for 1.5yo...we say 2 now, because it is easier to fix their legs than broken necks.

      Well, at least she was brutally honest.

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      07-11-2012 10:08 PM #45
      our baby was pushing 17lbs @ 4mo checkup, i cant see her last to 2yo in rear facing.

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      07-12-2012 01:25 AM #46
      If you get rear ended having the car seat forward facing is safer.

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      07-12-2012 04:48 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Shawn O View Post
      If you get rear ended having the car seat forward facing is safer.
      Everyone says this, but the most dangerous impacts are the ones from the front (higher speed impacts), so the kid is supported throughout head and torso for that...not just on belts with a big head flopping around.

      Basically, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. We just did our best to follow the dr.'s advice for as long as practical.

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      08-06-2012 10:00 AM #48
      new color i found at buy buy baby web site. getting closer for my purchase. only couple more months. think i may get this color.

      http://www.buybuybaby.com/product.asp?SKU=40175683&
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    24. 08-06-2012 10:07 AM #49
      2month report... my infant girl (at 12lbs) loves her recaro proride. and she can comfortably sleep in it. the only negative is in my mkv jetta the ac doesnt get to her as well since its so bulky so i have to blast the ac for a few minutes to stabalize the air inthe rear for her. but after that PERFECT!
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      08-06-2012 02:27 PM #50
      Currently my 9 month old 23lb son has been using Peg Perego Viaggio has been a great seat so far and love the base function my wife has one in her car and I have one. Having a two door car its been nice to quickly move the seat from car to car at the push of a button.

      So my question for you all is does Recaro offer anything like this for the next stage of seating since he is quickly getting to the weight limit of the current seat? Or do you know of any other manfacture doing somehting like this? Taking a seat from a 2dr car to drop off at daycare and then have my wife put in her car and start all over the next day doesnt sound like fun unless we had 3 seats for him. I would love to have a Recaro for him but if it doesnt fit my budget or needs than it may not happen.
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