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SL rear seats - family car, occasionally!?

Old 12-03-2017, 12:43 PM
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AFAIK, there is no way to put any sort of rear jump seat into the R230. They were possible to install in the R107 and R129. I know in my car, there's not even room for my wife's purse behind my set because I sit pretty far back. I once thought I'd see what it would be like to sit back there and adjust the passenger seat for me. I think if both people in the front and rear were under 4 feet tall, i tmight work. Otherwise, no-go. Enjoy your two-seater!
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Backseats in the older model 129

Originally Posted by xx 5id xx View Post
I am thinking of buying a Mercedes SL500, and my wife is saying no.

I know that there are VERY small seats in the back, and I read somewhere that these are good to seat children up to 7 years old or upto 50kg weight, as long as the anti-roll bar is raised.


- How many here put there kids in the back of there SL?
- Will a baby seat fit ok, and with the kids legs in the back too, of course!


i had SL500 Carlson from 2007 , it had backseats,, har 3 chicks back there, from the beach , quite useful this car . can be ok for short trips with smaller kids, yes. But that was Europe .
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There are no backseats, or room for backseats of any kind, in R230s. There's a "shelf" ... for lack of a better term ... on which you might perch a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread, or such. But there's no room for human occupancy and there are no seatbelts back there. MB markets a piece of specially shaped luggage that fits across the shelf ... a throwback, no doubt, to the original W198 300SL and its specially crafted luggage.
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