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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by russellmcg, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. russellmcg

    russellmcg Formula Junior
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    I have searched the forums and have not seen an updated thread on this so if I missed it, please let me know.

    I am on the hunt for a car seat that fits the California. So far, we have bought two and had to take them back due to them not fitting. The Diono Radian 3R and one by Graco.

    Does anyone have an updated list of seats that fit? I have a 4-year old that is dying to go for a ride in dad's new car with a unicorn on the front of it. She thinks the pony is a unicorn, hey, who am I to correct her?
     
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  3. Scott98

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    I used a Maxi-Cosi in the back of my Maserati GranSport - rear facing. Some of their models are pretty compact. I can’t imagine it would be an issue forward facing even in a California.
     
  4. jblakesmith_gt

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    Huge congrats on new car. I'm guessing she is too small/young for booster? Bubblebum fits awesome. We have 5 year old autistic son that loves convertible car and boat rides. First pic is cali 30, with wife in front seat as far fwd as possible. Second pic is of maser mc cabrio with front seat moved back similar to cali. More room in mc, but cali is fine for our purposes...cruising around town. Good luck with your search if booster is not an option. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login

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  5. russellmcg

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    That's awesome that he loves it!

    Yeah, ours is just a little small for a booster. She just turned 4 so not for a little while longer. Just can't seem to find a seat that fits this car.
     
  6. Ilbaldini

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    Hi there, did you manage to find a car seat? I just got a California T and would like a car seat for my three year old to sit in the back. So far my Maxi Cosi Pearl and Britax Romer Kidfix II are too large. It's quite difficult to find something, and Ferrari doesn't sell any.
     
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  9. russellmcg

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    I had one and could not get it to fit. If you do, please let me know how and post a few photos.
     
  10. Gaz2923

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    Did you remove the seat base from the car prior to fitting? This seems to be the required step although mine doesn’t arrive until next week so I haven’t tried it yet myself


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  11. russellmcg

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    I don’t remember to be honest as it was six months back and one of 15 I tested. Haha
     
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  13. shifter

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    I’m surprised the Diono Radian didn’t fit, I use it in my Lusso. For the F430 I use a Clek Oobr




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  15. DrStig

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    I have that same Diono car seat in my wife’s car. Put it in the Cali T both with and without seat base. It fits but it’s not super stable and with no top tether I decided it wasn’t great. That’s why I went with the rider safe gen 5 vest. If you want a seat my personal best guess on a good fit would be the waby pico. According to the measurements it should fit but I cannot confirm.
     
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  16. shifter

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    Yes I do. I don’t use the lower seat anchors, my son is just above 40lbs, so I use the belt and the top tether. Instructions advise to always use the top tether regardless of how the base is held.


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  17. Gaz2923

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    I’ve just noticed you have a lusso, which I assume has a top tether. Unfortunately the Cali doesn’t have one :-(


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  18. shifter

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    Yes, the Lusso has a top tether anchor.


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