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A very specific question for any Australian 718 Boxster owners @GregW ?

http://www.porscheownersmanuals.com/2017-718-boxster-manual/15/85/page

Do the Australian 718 Boxsters have the child seat anchorage point in the rear wall behind the passenger seat? The link above shows that the US version of the car definitely has it, but i wonder if the Aussie cars don't due to being right hand drive...
 

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I have nothing like that in my Boxster--whether it's a right-hand-drive thing or an Australian Design Rule thing (or something else) I don't know.
 

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Thanks for checking that out for me Greg. You are a gentleman and a scholar!

I have fired off an email to my Porsche SA hoping that I can pay them to install an anchorage point for me before or soon after delivery (very soon now!!).
 

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<snips>You are a gentleman and a scholar!
HEY, there's no need for language like that!!! I was only trying to help.0:)

The Australian manual says that "either seat belt fitted child restraints or ISOFIX restraints can be used. Refer to your dealer for details."

You must also switch off the passenger air-bag system if they are used.
 

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You must also switch off the passenger air-bag system if they are used.
So this is possible?

We are a one car household so one of the things I need to find a solution for is transportation of the 'family'. My better half and I are usually always in the car together so that's the two seats taken care of. The cat isn't too much of a problem but the dog presents more of a conundrum. He is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi so while he isn't large he isn't small either. He doesn't go in the car too often (trips to vet, friends, beach - which are all are nearby) and when he does it is on the back seat of my current car.

I just haven't figured out a solution yet for the Cayman...
 

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So this is possible?

We are a one car household so one of the things I need to find a solution for is transportation of the 'family'. My better half and I are usually always in the car together so that's the two seats taken care of. The cat isn't too much of a problem but the dog presents more of a conundrum. He is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi so while he isn't large he isn't small either. He doesn't go in the car too often (trips to vet, friends, beach - which are all are nearby) and when he does it is on the back seat of my current car.

I just haven't figured out a solution yet for the Cayman...
On my 987 I had a switch installed by the dealer which let me turn off the passenger side airbag. So whenever the car seat was installed I could turn the airbag off. I would be surprised if this option was not available for the 718.
 

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Forgive me for stating he obvious but how about a Macan or Cayenne? They look to be pretty darn good cars, fast*, and they have more buttons than an airline cockpit.

*According to Car & Driver, Macan Turbo does 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds

*https://www.caranddriver.com/porsche/macan-turbo
No thanks, I want a sports car not an SUV; and it really seems like overkill for the odd occasion my dog is in the car. I also wasn't that impressed with the Macan on my recent 'Drive The Range' day, although I suspect that has more to do with my aversion to SUVs than anything else. One solution is a cheap run-about for those times when I need it.
 

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The passenger airbag systems are different in different countries.

AFAIK the US has automatic shut-off (mandatory) and no mention is made of a manual switch.

The Australian manual has manual shut-off instructions and no mention of an automatic process.

I guess you'll have to check your local build and the manual.
 

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I do have a question and some reservations about putting a child in the from seat of the Cayman or Boxster, and although, I guess you can do it, should you? I am not aware of any extensive crash testing with either of these vehicles but if I am wrong please educate me.
 
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