Definitely not to be considered an option for parents like myself who are financially faint-at-heart or just financially challenged,
if you’re looking for a simple solution to rear facing child seats, there’s nothing better than Tesla’s Model S.
And, by “simple”, I mean “Go to the dealership, choose your options, pay, then come back later and pick up your keys.” Simple, right?
Okay, truth be told, I love this car for far more reasons than just rear facing child seats. Don’t get me wrong, as a parent of a child who once needed everything from a baby seat to a booster, a parent who had a $49 Graco car seat reupholstered in red leather, and as a parent that looks forward to doing more of such craziness when more kids happen to grace his existence, this version of rear facing child seats is simply awesome. But, I’ll admit, by itself it isn’t reason enough to spend over $50,000 on a car. But, we’ll talk about the other reasons after the break. For now, let’s take a look at the seats:
First things first… I hope you watched the video. If you haven’t, you should… because, you’re probably thinking exactly what I thought when I saw this picture, “Those don’t look safe.” The video covers that, so watch it.
Don’t confuse these seats with rear facing child seats for babies, which are configured much differently, while usually placed within arms’ length of an adult. These seats are more for five to ten -year-olds, who would likely find much amusement in looking out one end of a vehicle, while it travels in an opposite direction. Personally, I’d be sick to my stomach, though I probably wouldn’t have been thirty years ago.
Can rear facing child seats be integrated at any better a time than during a vehicle’s design and manufacture?
Actually, I can vividly remember my knees on Mom’s Buick’s back seat, as I stared dreamily out its back window – until being told to “sit properly and buckle up”. Such was the definition of rear facing child seats when I was a kid. Children of parents who own a Tesla Model S won’t ever really comprehend that there was such a time.
So, with Jack and Jill enjoying the rear view, Model S provides seating for five adults. Or, four adults plus a baby seat. A true seven-seater luxury sports sedan, with an optional zero-to-one-hundred kilometer time that out accelerates a standard Porsche Carrera, in addition to a slick, “holier-than-thou” aesthetic appeal that Mercedes, BMW and Audi owners will envy.
Oh, did I tell you that this amazing car is powered by electricity? Yeah, crazy. As in, “If I don’t get this car, I’m going to go crazy.” Or, crazy as in that’s what your kids will call those people in line at each gas station you pass, while peering at them from superb rear facing child seats.
If that doesn’t do it for you, there are always other options for child seats.