Post # 31
No camero. In my experience people who drive them seem to let all that car get to them and they drive like maniacs. I get cut off by more camero drivers in Dallas than almost any other car (besides mustangs) and trucks are a close third.
Post # 32
lulz. I notice luxury SUVs and bmws as the prime offenders here.
Post # 33
No – Don’t let him do it… talk him into buying a family friendly vehicle – like a Subaru!
Post # 34
Darling Husband wants a corvette one of these days. I said, “yea sure, when all of our kids are out of the house!”
Post # 35
I dated my Fiance knowing he was a car guy and we’ve already discussed that there’s always going to be a steady steam of impractical cars in our garage. Why take away something he loves just because I find it inconvenient? He’s really excited to work on cars with our kid someday and that’s just fine with me. I know you’re probably long gone OP, but let him get the Camaro! 😉
Post # 36
110% whole heartedly agree! And our screen names may reflect our opinions 😉
Unless this Camaro was your only car, why take that from him. And even if it was your only car, I’d still be on the Fi side. Sorry! I’d make it work for my Darling Husband. It’s something I accepted and loved when we got together. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Post # 37
I have a Mustang and I swear, every other Mustang driver gives me a bad reputation. I drive like a grandma, but everyone acts like I am going to be a jerk. My husband hates driving my car because of how people react to the car.
I do totally share your opinions on Camaros though. Lol.
Post # 38
Same here. DH and I both drive Mustangs. Also, every other idiot out there with one tries to race at stop lights. We ignore them.
To the OP, Darling Husband and I don’t have kids yet, so I have no idea how easy or hard it is to deal with a carseat and a 2-door sports car. I do suspect we’d have to bend in weird ways to get the kid in/out. We’ll probably trade in both cars for an SUV and a sedan before having a baby.
Post # 39
I love your screen name! We have 2 mustangs in the family right now too! I’m so glad there’s another Bee out there who feels this way. 🙂
Post # 40
Fiance has owned a Mustang and a Scion FRS, and he has also wanted a Camaro. I’ve had this exact argument with him. A car seat is really the only thing you can fit in the back seat of one of those, not a full sized person, but in the event of a crash, how long would it take to get the baby out safely? Whether the seat fits or not is irrelevant. Is it safe if worse comes to worst? Sure the safety ratings on the car might be good, the car seat might be top of the line, but what’s the point of your baby surviving the accident if you can’t get them out of the smoking, about-to-ignite car?
My cousin drove a Chevy Cobalt coupe and got rid of it because it was too damn hard to get the baby in and out of the back, I can’t imagine what difficulties a useless backseat in a sports or muscle car would give me.
Post # 41
Hello I know this post was several months ago, I am expecting a baby, I have a camaro as well,, can you please tell me what infant rear facing car seat you used?? And did it fit reasonably with a front passenger?? Thank you so much
Post # 42
Just imagine lifting the car seat out of the car – even if the top is down, you have to lean over and pull it out. And once the baby gets to be over 10 lbs or so, that’s a huge strain on your back if you’re doing it over and over again. Hate to kill your DH’s dreams, but it’s just not practical. And PPs are right, when it’s raining, are you going to put the top down? No, you’ll have to bend over, pull the front seat forward and somehow try to get the car seat in securely…neither of you wants to be doing that. After a few trips with the kid, your Darling Husband will be looking for a trade-in!
Post # 43
I had a convertible 2 door when I first had son#1. Never again, it was a pain in the ass to deal with getting the infant seat out.
Post # 44
My man and I have been having the same debate. I know his camaro is his baby and I would do anything to help him keep it, but his floorboards have recently rusted out of his 95 and it’s no longer drivable and he keeps talking about taking it to the junkyard. Our baby boy is due in 3 weeks and he doesn’t seem to understand how impractical it is to get a loan on an 01 camaro right now (also convertible) . Since he is out of a car, we are currently sharing my 01 ford explorer sport, which is a nightmare enough trying to get my nephew in and out of with 2 doors. I’m not sure how to get him to be patient and wait until after the baby is here to continue looking at camaros to see if it would work or not. This post seems pretty evenly split on opinions. How do I get him to just wait a few more weeks to see if we can make his dream come true right now, or if it would be more practical to wait until after we have a four door family vehicle?
Post # 45
I have an almost 6 year old who is in a high back booster seat- about 7 months ago I got a Lexus Hard top convertible, I was tired of the big SUV and the sedans. I wanted a fun car. It’s totally fine with my daughter using a seat belt and just being in a booster seat. Could I have had this car when she was was in her big convertible car seat or her infant seat- NO WAY!
I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she was a baby until she was about 3- those infant seats take up a TON of room! Then I had a 4 door sedan and now I have my fun car. But we also still have DH’s car- which is a 4 door larger sedan if we need the room.
So my advise is wait to get the fun car- or if you have the fun car understand that it’s really hard to get the car seat in it- the backseats are shaped differently and don’t really work with a big carseat.