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Well, we are expecting our first child in a little or a month, YEAH!!!<p>Anyone recommend a good infant carrier that fits well in the XC90? Or for that matter, one to avoid because it doesn't fit well?<p>Also, I see Volvo has baby mirror for the back seat. Anyone here have one? Anything special about it that makes it $48 other than volovo's name?<p>Thanks,<br>Scott
 

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I just installed the mirror yesterday and it's pretty heavy duty. When I went to pick it up at my local dealer, I asked him why was it so heavy and big? He commented that it was designed to not come off in an accident and injure anybody. <p>The directions say you have to remove it if anybody is sitting in the center seat, but I don’t think it will be easy to take off and put on while maintaining its position and trying to put the two little rubber pieces between the plastic clamps that are suppose to securely fasten the mirror to the head rest post. <p>As far as the installation. My only complaint is that you need a torx wrench, an alan wrench and a flat head screw driver to install it. I don't know why they would not design it so that you can at least eliminate either the torx or the alan wrench. I had all the tools, it's just that it becomes a (small) pain when you’re tightening everything down and trying to line it up properly.<p>I think I would have gone for an aftermarket mirror if I had to do it over as I think most of them attach with Velcro and they are pretty light weight.<p>Also I think the Vovlo mirrors are a little cheaper on the internet.<p>About the car seat, we have a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant car seat behind the passenger seat and it fits okay. We do move up the front passenger seat a little so that it does not touch the carseat behind it. <br>
 

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Re: baby stuff for XC90 (juramentum)

Actually, that sound good to me. That exactly what I want. I've heard stories of those cheaper mirrors coming off in an accident. I want something good and solid. I doubt we will be moving the car seat very often for a while.<p>you do have any pictures of it installed do you???<p>Thanks,<br>Scott
 

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I hadn't heard anything about those mirrors coming off. Now I am glad I didn't get a cheaper one.<p>I don't have any pictures of the install process but I can take some pictures of the finished product later on today.<p>I forgot to say congratulations on your first baby!<br>
 

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I think there is some merit to a solid mirror that won't go flying in a crash, the other cheaper (and cuter) mirrors out there are soft and flexible. If you are getting the volvo mirror for safety, then make sure nothing else is loose in the car (CD's, coffee cups, Thomas the Tank engines) I wish I could say my car is free and clear of projectiles, but it isnt. I don't worry about the mirror.
 

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Re: baby stuff for XC90 (sacarmic)

I'm a big fan of the Volvo mirror. I bit tricky to install, but it held in place, was easy to see, and didn't require a whole lot of fussing once in place.<p>Love the Britax Marathon car seat. Side impact protection a plus. It looks like it fits goofy in the seats, but it's really quite fine. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.<p>I'd like to recommend the nylon cargo net to install behind the second row of seats. It keeps things in the cargo area from flying into the front of the vehicle if things hit the fan. This is especially a concern when you have a rearward facing passenger! We set our up for a roadtrip two years ago and it rarely gets taken down...
 

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Re: baby stuff for XC90 (juramentum)

Here are the images juramentum sent me in case anyone else wants to see them:<p> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror5.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://66.244.86.127/volvo/mirror6.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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When we took the Volvo Professional Driver's Couse, one thing the instructor emphasized was loose items becoming projectiles in the event of a crash. He specifically called out cellphones and softdrinks. He also caustioned against wearing barrets or other hair accessories on the back of the head which would hit the headrest during a collision. It was a nasty visual...get rear-ended and have the barret driven into your skull by the impact.<p>Lots of things in the car we usually don't give a second thought to, time to start thinking!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bobalouie3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When we took the Volvo Professional Driver's Couse, one thing the instructor emphasized was loose items becoming projectiles in the event of a crash. He specifically called out cellphones and softdrinks. He also caustioned against wearing barrets or other hair accessories on the back of the head which would hit the headrest during a collision. It was a nasty visual...get rear-ended and have the barret driven into your skull by the impact.<p>Lots of things in the car we usually don't give a second thought to, time to start thinking!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is such a good reminder. I often wear baseball caps and wonder if it would be detrimental if the front airbag went off (snapping the head back). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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