Hauck Varioguard IsoFix Car Seat - Groupon Goods - £99.99 - poss £82.72 after discount & TCB
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Hauck Varioguard IsoFix Car Seat - Groupon Goods - £99.99 - poss £82.72 after discount & TCB

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Found 3rd Jun 2016
Looking for a spare Isofix rear facing car seat for second car, this seemed like a good option.

£99.99. Got down to £89.99 using new customer £10 discount code WELCOME, then Topcashback tracked at £7.27. Total £82.72

I know if you use this seat forward facing connected using your cars seatbelt it failed the Which test but I will be using rear facing with Isofix so that doesn't apply for me.

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I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, and its a solid piece of kit. Paid £180 at the time, so this is a hot deal for me.

My thought are if you use a seatbelt to hold/fix a child seat into a car, then your concern of your child's safety is pretty low.

I think that's a pretty judgemental comment @rich_1986. My son uses a Joie Stages erf seat which is installed using a seatbelt due to not having isofix on our car. The seat is fitted correctly and is solid. He will remain rearward facing for as long as possible for safety reasons. At what point do you feel my concern for my child's safety is low?

I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, … I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, and its a solid piece of kit. Paid £180 at the time, so this is a hot deal for me.My thought are if you use a seatbelt to hold/fix a child seat into a car, then your concern of your child's safety is pretty low.




Isofix isn't what saves your kid in a crash. Rear facing is.
Hence the term 'orphan makers' used for rear facing car seats, as in a big smash, passengers die but kid survives.

In a number of European countries it's mandated that kids are rear facing until 4 years old, regardless if that's isofix or seatbelt.

I think that's a pretty judgemental comment @rich_1986. My son uses a … I think that's a pretty judgemental comment @rich_1986. My son uses a Joie Stages erf seat which is installed using a seatbelt due to not having isofix on our car. The seat is fitted correctly and is solid. He will remain rearward facing for as long as possible for safety reasons. At what point do you feel my concern for my child's safety is low?



Absolutely right. Rearward facing is the way to go. Regardless of seatbelt or isofix.
Considering isofix was only brought in as law on cars from 2012, anyone with an earlier model may struggle if their car doesn't have it!
Keep them rear facing for as long as possible.

rich_1986

I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, … I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, and its a solid piece of kit. Paid £180 at the time, so this is a hot deal for me.My thought are if you use a seatbelt to hold/fix a child seat into a car, then your concern of your child's safety is pretty low.


what a stupid comment!! ... Our seat-belted rear facing seat goes to 25kg meaning our child will be kept safely rear facing much longer than your child in their isofixed seat. that must mean that YOUR concern of your child's safety is pretty low seeing as you've turned them forward facing in this seat before they've even hit 18kg - rear facing trumps isofix every time!

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princesslm

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2015/05/which-advice-dont-buy-hauck-varioguard-car-seat-404405/



I mentioned this in the description. It failed forward facing when connected by seatbelt. It passed the test when used with isofix. So depends how you are going to use it as to if it's worth buying

Ha! The child police are out. They are my thoughts, so calm down. If the law allows them to be forward facing, then I am free to do exactly that. And unless any of you can prove, first hand, that rear facing is safer than forward facing, then be my guest. The last time I looked, and drove my car, every person in it and every other car since the dawn of time has faced the front of a vehicle... Excluding public vehicles, limos etc due to their size.

What a half-wit

rich_1986

Ha! The child police are out. They are my thoughts, so calm down. If the … Ha! The child police are out. They are my thoughts, so calm down. If the law allows them to be forward facing, then I am free to do exactly that. And unless any of you can prove, first hand, that rear facing is safer than forward facing, then be my guest. The last time I looked, and drove my car, every person in it and every other car since the dawn of time has faced the front of a vehicle... Excluding public vehicles, limos etc due to their size.



There is plenty of scientific proof that rear facing is safer. And a seatbelt-fitted child seat is just as safe as an ISOFIX one. ISOFIX was developed to make fitting a child seat simpler, not safer. And yes, my 4 year old is in a rear facing seatbelt-fitted child seat :-)

rich_1986

I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, … I own this seat, used it rear facing isofix, and now front facing isofix, and its a solid piece of kit. Paid £180 at the time, so this is a hot deal for me.My thought are if you use a seatbelt to hold/fix a child seat into a car, then your concern of your child's safety is pretty low.


Or your car doesn't have Isofix?

I think the type of seat you use is of course important, but there's more to it than that... for instance, how is your driving? How regularly do you exceed speed limits.

So perhaps we should avoid the sweeping statements.
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