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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 2nd, 2018, 16:50   #1
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Looking into adding a third row. I won’t need it very often, but it hurts not having the option. My wife and I have six kids. One car holds everybody, the sportwagen obviously doesn’t. There’s a company called lottlecsrsests but they’ve recently gone out of business. Has anyone else done something like this?
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 21:58   #2
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Never a sport wagon but Added a reverse facing seat to an old van once.

Anything is probably going to require some fabrication and creativity. One way is to find a wagon that came with reverse seat from the factory and then retrofit into GSW.

Or another thing that comes to mind is just use a rear jeep seat, seatbelts and jeep qick release brackets . Huge aftermarket availability
maybe remove spair tire for legroom .
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 00:10   #3
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Dad had a '62 Rambler 7-seat wagon with a rear-facing third row. Never liked riding back there.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 17:44   #4
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I’ll look into those. It’s not something that would be used regularly at all. Just would be nice to have in a pinch.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 21:59   #5
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My wife had a '95 Audi A6 Avant with a rear facing seat. At least it's within VAG, and those cars are getting old. Still, the A6 was a large and wide car. It was great when our son was very young. He loved riding in the back and waving at the folks behind us.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 09:40   #6
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It’s 2018. If it’s not a OEM third seat properly installed. Why would you put your kids in it ?
It has amazed me for over 20 years, on the job walking up to MVA’s . How people DO NOT properly restrain their children.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 10:12   #7
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It’s 2018. If it’s not a OEM third seat properly installed. Why would you put your kids in it ?...
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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:06   #8
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Looking into adding a third row. I won’t need it very often, but it hurts not having the option. My wife and I have six kids. One car holds everybody, the sportwagen obviously doesn’t. There’s a company called lottlecsrsests but they’ve recently gone out of business. Has anyone else done something like this?

..........IMHO

........ No chance in heck

........ State and Federal laws
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Old January 6th, 2018, 15:40   #9
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I think the rear seats have three sets of belts. Maybe you can build just one rear facing seat yourself for the shortest member of the family... It would have to be a SHORT seat. Any standard car seat will be too high, even if you remove the spare tire cover and flat surface support. That rear deck is way above the front-facing rear seats, and even the metal floor is well above their mounts. Maybe a partially recumbant diagonal seat back there? Custom.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 20:21   #10
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Dub. I don’t usually get too involved around here. Today is Saturday Jan 6th, 2018.
1) K.C. Chocked today in playoffs.
2) your third seat idea ain’t too far behind.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 07:45   #11
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Well if the seats aren't OEM and DOT approved and all that safety stuff, I imagine that you might not need the third row for very long. Darwin and all that...
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Allroad 3rd row...
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...34&postcount=2
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Yes, but that's a Passat, which has a lot more room back there... With properly engineered, DOT approved attachment points.
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Yes, but that's a Passat, which has a lot more room back there... With properly engineered, DOT approved attachment points.
Was just putting a picture for informational reasons. I too think the OP is nuts for even thinking of adding a 3rd row to a GSW.

And just for clarity, it's my C5 A6 Allroad, not a B5/5.5 Passat.
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Even in a Passat, my head would be hitting the ceiling. I am barely 5'10". It would be worse in the GSW.
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