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RÖMER Kidfix in Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MrBravo, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. MrBravo

    MrBravo Member

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    We are looking for a good carseat for our growing child. We like a lot German Romer brand, because of the quality. But now with the new Tesla Model S, I was wondering if anyone is using BRITAX RÖMER KIDFIX SL or KIDFIX XP (CAR SEATS | Britax Rmer Childcare) car seats? There is no Tesla on the compatibilit lists of those seats.


    What makes me doubt is that a Google search returns this: Probleme mit Kindersitz Römer Kidfix XP Sict Freunde , but I am not really able to understand the problem that they are talking and whether it applies to any/one of those models.

    Is anyone using these seats in their Model S? Any comments or suggestions?
     
  2. hobbes

    hobbes Active Member

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    The problem seems to be that the seat is a bit too wide. If you install it on the non-driver side (so you can see it as a driver), the seat covers the fixing point it is supposed to go into (although one comment says with some wiggling you can get it done after all). You can still plug it into the point of the center seat, but then noone can sit there. Sounds like borrow a seat somewhere and take it to a test drive to see if you can live with the inconvenience.

    (no experience myself, just scanned the thread as a native German speaker)
     
  3. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    Don't know about the SL or XP but we are very happy with the Britax/Roemer Duo Plus, the isofix system works fine in the car (have to push the leather a bit to the side but that loosens over time), advantage is that the seat can be taken out and placed in a car without isofix as wel (for instance when the kids are at grandma's).
     
  4. Betc95

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    Hello, I have two Romer seat with isofix, one classic, and one with a "bouclier", i notice just a problem, you can't rise the back of the seat at maximum. Idem with the cybex mark
     
  5. BluePearl

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    looks like i wil not put my romer kid fix in my coming Model S...
    Tesla Model S - Net
    They are not allowed... dut the Romer Duo failed the tests... so LUKYLUKE, I hope you really are lucky
     
  6. MrBravo

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    Just to give an update... in hope that this helps someone.

    I contacted Romer. They replied:
    So in the end I bought Bébé Confort Rodifix (Bébé Confort Siège Auto Groupe 2/3 Rodifix Black Raven Collection 2015: Amazon.fr: Bébés Puériculture), which is the same model as Maxi-Cosi Rodifix. The quality is fine. I can confirm that it fits well in my Model S and you can buckle up the kid. If it were 5 cm wider, it could be a problem on the passenger side of the car, because the seat would cover up the buckle.
     
  7. matbl

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    I have the kidfix in my Tesla since we had it since before we had a Tesla. Just use it with the seat belt instead of isofix. That setup passed the Euro NCAP test. Ohh and we have it in the front passenger seat and there's no isofix there anyway.
     
  8. MrBravo

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    A forum member asked about the fit of the Bébé Confort Rodifix, and since it might be relevant for others, I post some photos here. I hope it helps others to choose.


    This is how Bébé Confort Rodifix looks in the back seat of the car with standard leather seats. I keep a cut sleeping mat below it to protect the leather.
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    This is how the seat belt buckles look like when the seat is mounted on isofix. There is not a lot of space, but you can buckle up the kid with no problems.
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    The back is not flat to the seat, as it has two positions. Here is a more sloped position.
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    And a more upright.
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    And this is with the headreast in the lowest position.
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    And in the highest position.
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  9. BluePearl

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    Tnx mrbravo, these helped a lot.
    as od today Proud owner of 2 rodifix carseats
     

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