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Hello,

Having taken delivery of our Mini Cooper 5 door yesterday this is my first post here. During the order waiting time I have probably read every post on the forum and found it a wonderful resource.

I didn't find much information about suitable child car seats here or elsewhere on the internet so I thought it might be helpful to post details of the car seat we have fitted successfully.

We have fitted a Maxi-Cosi AxissFix child seat which is suitable for children aged 4 months to 4 years. In the UK this seat is sold exclusively by Mothercare. This seat is an i-size seat (this is a new iso standard for isofix seats) that allows forward and rear facing positions and also swivels 90 degrees towards the door to allow easy access for seating the child. The seat was easy to fit using the isofox connectors and has a top tether strap that passes under the headrest into the boot and connects to the top tether point on the rear of the seat.

Hope this helps someone.

Richard
 

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My brother has a colleague thinking about buying a 5 door; do you manage to get buggie(strollers for our us cousins) in the boot ok?
 

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Jeremy we used to have an Aygo and found a buggy that would go in the boot of that - the F55 with you is cavernous in comparison!
 

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Sorry for the slow reply. We don't see our grandson every day so we have only just tried a pushchair. We found a Mothercare Nanu pushchair did not fit because the boot was too narrow. We had to fold the rear seat down to make it fit. It' probably would have fitted if we had taken the parcel shelf out. This type of pushchair is a small portable one that people often buy to take on holiday when travelling by air. I have recently read a Car magazine review of the F55 where the reviewer found the same problem.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mini/mini-five-door-hatchback-2014-review-we-test-mini-5dr/

http://www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Nanu-Stroller/LR2318,default,pd.html
 

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I'm just in the process of researching and buying in UK and took both buggy and car seat into the dealer to check.

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We tested the Recaro Young Sport seat (9 months - 4 years). Fitted fine with loads of room for legs. We also too own a Maxi-Cosi Axiss (like original poster) which swivels but it's likely my husband will inherit this for our 'bigger' family car.

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Now my son is 18 months we've got rid of the stupidly large Uppababy for Baby Jogger City Mini. Upon testing, it fits flat in the boot (with wheels off) or with wheels the boot just shuts with it stood up on its side.

I'd imagine a lot of the smaller umbrella fold up style stroller type buggies should fit ok in there e.g. Maclaren etc.

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I had concerns with child equipment. We had a Brittax First Class Plus (non isofix) and this fits no problem on the back seat.

The buggy (Obaby Monty) just about fits in the boot with the floor folded up. Without that extra space at the bottom, it would need the parcel shelf to be removed or a new buggy.

If anyone needs pictures, I will take some to show how it looks when all in.
 

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Just a small update to assist any one wanting to buy a buggy that fits in the boot. The key measurement is the boot width which I measure as 96cm. As long as the buggy/pushchair folded dimensions don't exceed this it should fit ok. Notably the Nanu pushchair I referred to earlier in the thread is 105cm long.

We now have a Recaro Easylife stroller which fits ok :)
 

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I bought the Maserati convertible car seat blindly for my 3 yr old, but is too upright so my Little ones head flips forward when asleep. To stop that I had to angle the seat forwards (not ideal as there is a gap between backrest and seat)
So I went to Mamas and papas and trialled a variety. The slope of the backrest rules out several a makes. Best fitting was Cybex solution Q2
I have to say I am really impressed by it.Looks great too & unique so everyone keeps asking if its Masersti specific.
 

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Hello,

Having taken delivery of our Mini Cooper 5 door yesterday this is my first post here. During the order waiting time I have probably read every post on the forum and found it a wonderful resource.

I didn't find much information about suitable child car seats here or elsewhere on the internet so I thought it might be helpful to post details of the car seat we have fitted successfully.

We have fitted a Maxi-Cosi AxissFix child seat which is suitable for children aged 4 months to 4 years. In the UK this seat is sold exclusively by Mothercare. This seat is an i-size seat (this is a new iso standard for isofix seats) that allows forward and rear facing positions and also swivels 90 degrees towards the door to allow easy access for seating the child. The seat was easy to fit using the isofox connectors and has a top tether strap that passes under the headrest into the boot and connects to the top tether point on the rear of the seat.

Hope this helps someone.

Richard
@Richard I've been eyeing the Maxi cosi brand for while now. How easy is to use and wash? Would you recommend it?
Sorry for being off topic.
I'm pondering between britax and maxi cosi at the moment i'm leaning towards the latter. My main selling point would be ease of use and no excessive strength required. I've been researching these car seats for a while. I've checked out countless review sites and didn't get anywhere. The main problem is that they don't say anything about negatives. There's no such thing as the perfect product so why lie? Anyways I've came across a real looking blog, these guys have tested the seats for real. After reading the britax vs maxi cosi comparison I gravitated towards maxi cosi. Is it a good choice? Or which one would you choose from the list?
 
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