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Kids in the back!

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Hi All,

Newbie here! Great Forum!

I have finally move away from years on the "Dark Side" (BMW's).

I fell in love with the A5 as soon as I saw it and had to have one. It arrived at the dealers last week and I got to sit in it and stroke it briefly! but for obvious reason I'm not having it registered until 1st of March. Was very hard to walk away and wait believe me!

Question I have is. Does anyone currently use the A5 with Kid seats in th back? Wont be used everyday for carting little mitts about as Current Mrs has a 4x4. Just would be interested in knowing about room etc., As it's the one aspect all car reviewers are being negative about.


Car... 3.0TDi Quattro sport. Phantom Black, Sat Nav, 19" Ys, B&O, GSM phone prep, Black headline, Heated seats, Alu Hol.
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There are several threads on here talking about this. However, I do use mine with my kids every day. My 5 and 10 year olds fit just fine. Booster seat for the 5 year old and the 10 year old fits, including seatbelt placement, with nothing. This is the first car that fit him well this way. He still uses a booster in the MINI.

Both kids get in and out by themselves. The 5 year old is still working on getting the belt on by herself. She gets it clicked in about 50% of the time. Otherwise my son helps her. With just the two of us I just step in with one foot and click in really easily. The automatic seat powering forward and stopping at the previous point on rearward.

I do recommend getting some kind of seat cover for the bottom of small kids seats. Especially when they are 3-5 years old and climbing in. My daughter put several scratches in the front of the booster on the lip of the leather seat. She was stepping up there to get into her booster and her shoes were tearing it up. Now I have a cover that drop almost down to the floor from under and just behind her booster. It is a dark gray that matches the interior fairly well.
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I am very interested in this too. I have a 2 year old and 6 month old that I will occasionally drop to the creche in the mornings (workhorse for the family is a Touran).

I am test driving one in a couple of weeks time but would appreciate any thoughts on getting a maxi-cosi cabrio (for the youngest) and 2 years old into an ISOFIX-mounted seat.

Would hate my choice to be impacted by horrible practicalities like this!

The 2 year old will be no problem. Carry them in and drop them in the seat then strap them up. The baby may be a little more of a hassle. We had a Eagle Talon (Mitsubishi Eclipse) that was a coupe when my son was born. In 4 weeks we had a different car. It was too much of a hassle to get the rear facing baby carrier in and out of the doorway. However now thinking back we were just wanting to be spoiled as we purchased a new mini-van.

IMHO, if carrying the baby is one/ two times a month go for the A5. We have had the MINI for a few years now it was not a problem with the 2 year old (at the time) getting her into her straps.
HI - I drop my kids off at school every morning, and often pick them up. My kids are 6 and 3. No problem actually, the older one buckles up herself, and I deal with the other, no problem. Certainly more of a hassle with a 6 month old - but it is always a hassle ( the seat buckles are always poorly designed)....

Actually, regardless of the car, this is always an issue, and even more so with a coupe - but it is something you get used to and learn to live with and ultimately don't mind.

I open the door, big one hops in and climbs over to the rear passenger seat, then I drop in the other into her seat and buckle her up too - then I push the seat memory function, my seat moves back into place and voila.....

Reminds me - good to have driver seat memory function to perform this easier.
I also really like the seat forward back switch on the rear of the headrest. Flip the seat forward hit the seat forward switch and it goes all the way forward.
Thanks for input guys, unfortunately bit too late for electric seats (Should have thought of that) :confused:
These are really good... stop the leathers getting damaged!
This is very similar to the one I am using. However in the states we can get that one for $15 vs. 15 Pounds.
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