850 Seatbelt Config

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by Cope, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Cope

    Cope Guest

    Hello,

    I am looking into obtaining an 850 estate (station wagon). I currently
    have 3 children under 5, and a fourth on the way. What experience do
    people have of accomodating child seats, especially in the 6th and 7th
    seats?

    Am especially concerned to ensure that what I get will be able to
    accomodate 4 child seats as per UK law, and also wondering about the
    middle seatbelt, and what sort of child seats work with it.

    Thanks!

    S.
     
    Cope, Sep 20, 2006
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  2. Our '95 850 wagon has a built-in booster seat built into the rear middle
    seat. Our God daughter loves it. My V70 doesn't have this feature
    standard. We bought both in the UK but to USA specs.
     
    Stephen Henning, Sep 20, 2006
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  3. Cope

    Cope Guest

    I am thinking that one of our children (the one who is nearly 5) could
    sit on a booster-type seat in the middle... not sure how safe this
    is... but what's the alternative?

    The rear seats face backwards don't they - do they have lap-type belts?

    S.
     
    Cope, Sep 20, 2006
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  4. In the US the demarcation between Child Seats and Booster Seats depends
    on the child's weight. The is spelled out at:

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/outreach/safesobr/15qp/web/pdf/booster.pd
    f#search=%22%22Child%20Seats%22%20%20%22Booster%20Seats%22%22

    The 850 Belt-positioning Booster Seat is for children 40 to 80 lbs.

    I have never seen the rear seat factory installed. It does face
    backwards and does have seat belts.
     
    Stephen Henning, Sep 20, 2006
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