So, DS has been in his same car seat in the same spot in my car since the sheriff helped DH install it before LO was born. It's a rear facing seat on the rear passenger side of the car. We drive a compact.
My friend (who has a sedan) just got into a car wreck this weekend; he has a daughter that is just a few months younger than my DS. Their car seat sits in the middle seat in the back b/c they were concerned about what will happen if someone slams into the side of them.
In the crash, the rear passenger side door was ripped off of his car and they spun out. His daughter, who was in the car seat, was not hurt. There was one person in the rear driver's side seat, and that person had minor injuries from the car seat slamming into her ribs.
I can only imagine what would have happened had this been our car with my DS sitting next to the rear passenger door that was torn off.
So I'm wondering where do you guys keep your car seats if you drive a sedan or compact car?