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Hello, friends!

We ordered a '22 Tucson HEV SEL Convenience in Deep Sea Blue with Gray/Black interior on 11/19/22. Due to inventory problems, the closest we got to a test drive was being able to sit in an '22 ICE SEL that the trucker accidentally left at the wrong dealership. We loved it so much we were willing to place a non-refundable deposit (I know, foolish).

My beloved in-laws (no sarcasm there) went back home and ordered their own about a month later in almost the exact spec from a larger dealer with a larger allocation. They received theirs at the beginning of the year. Wife and I both had a chance to test drive the in-laws' Tucson HEV. That didn't help the impatience. I obsessively tracked the order and lurked around the various fora to see what information I could glean. On 1/21 Hyundai tracking started stating it was at the dealership. Dealership states that they have vehicles that Hyundai shows as "in inventory" that they haven't seen for upwards of 20 days. This open ended waiting game is so much fun. I don't necessarily need any help in this situation, just putting it out here as more moral support for others in this position.

Here's a question, though. Anybody able to wedge three carseats in the back bench of this beast? I've seen one video on the YouTube where one father was able to do it. We have one forward facing in a 5-point harness and two in backless boosters. 1. Don't tell me to buy a minivan. We already have one. The Tucson will be our smaller vehicle. It'd just be nice to drive a smaller vehicle into town for lessons and practice without having to deal with the minivan. 2. We'd rather steer clear of the MiFold or others like it as they don't seem substantial enough.

Thanks for reading this far! Glad to be here.
 

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Hello, friends!

We ordered a '22 Tucson HEV SEL Convenience in Deep Sea Blue with Gray/Black interior on 11/19/22. Due to inventory problems, the closest we got to a test drive was being able to sit in an '22 ICE SEL that the trucker accidentally left at the wrong dealership. We loved it so much we were willing to place a non-refundable deposit (I know, foolish).

My beloved in-laws (no sarcasm there) went back home and ordered their own about a month later in almost the exact spec from a larger dealer with a larger allocation. They received theirs at the beginning of the year. Wife and I both had a chance to test drive the in-laws' Tucson HEV. That didn't help the impatience. I obsessively tracked the order and lurked around the various fora to see what information I could glean. On 1/21 Hyundai tracking started stating it was at the dealership. Dealership states that they have vehicles that Hyundai shows as "in inventory" that they haven't seen for upwards of 20 days. This open ended waiting game is so much fun. I don't necessarily need any help in this situation, just putting it out here as more moral support for others in this position.

Here's a question, though. Anybody able to wedge three carseats in the back bench of this beast? I've seen one video on the YouTube where one father was able to do it. We have one forward facing in a 5-point harness and two in backless boosters. 1. Don't tell me to buy a minivan. We already have one. The Tucson will be our smaller vehicle. It'd just be nice to drive a smaller vehicle into town for lessons and practice without having to deal with the minivan. 2. We'd rather steer clear of the MiFold or others like it as they don't seem substantial enough.

Thanks for reading this far! Glad to be here.
Welcome to the Forum! Hope by now you’ve gotten your Tucson. Be patient, it may take a while, but it will get there eventually 😁!
 

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Thanks for the encouragement, BK 22. I received my back in mid-February. It has been a joy with very few headaches since. Judging by your join date of 4/24/22, it seems I should be welcoming you to the forum. Welcome to the forum!

Don't let the negative Nancys get you down. There's a lot of people ranging from a few quiet, yet pleased owners to a lot of nit-pickers to a number of legitimate complaints ending in lemon laws.
 
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Thanks for the encouragement, BK 22. I received my back in mid-February. It has been a joy with very few headaches since. Judging by your join date of 4/24/22, it seems I should be welcoming you to the forum. Welcome to the forum!

Don't let the negative Nancys get you down. There's a lot of people ranging from a few quiet, yet pleased owners to a lot of nit-pickers to a number of legitimate complaints ending in lemon laws.
Thanks again. Hoping this weekend to be behind the wheel of our 2.5 ICE!🤞
 

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Your Thumbs-up to one of my posts prompted my hunting you down. :cool: I accidentally have a pic that may add to your intel on space(s) needed for kid car seats. And for the Exorcist-In-Training 3-year old g-daughter's carseat I've gotten the Brica Seat Protector:

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It and the full body carseat fit easily in one side, and we've used a booster for the older g-son until just recently. I surmise there's room for the 2 boosters, more likely best if the full carseat is in the center (there are a total 3 top tether loops in the seat back).
 

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Your Thumbs-up to one of my posts prompted my hunting you down. :cool: I accidentally have a pic that may add to your intel on space(s) needed for kid car seats. And for the Exorcist-In-Training 3-year old g-daughter's carseat I've gotten the Brica Seat Protector:

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It and the full body carseat fit easily in one side, and we've used a booster for the older g-son until just recently. I surmise there's room for the 2 boosters, more likely best if the full carseat is in the center (there are a total 3 top tether loops in the seat back).
Although the fact of being “ hunted down“was a little disturbing 😳, it was interesting to see the car seat insert. Who knows , we need to use one some day ( our kids will be in charge of that bit of business😁).
 

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In case my terminology incomplete, it's not an insert to protect the carseat itself from little tyke's 'business', but a firm pad to keep indentations or creasing forming on the seat cushions. It appears pretty stout and integrates well with the interior, a little moreso than the abbreviated plasticey Weathertech version.
 

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In case my terminology incomplete, it's not an insert to protect the carseat itself from little tyke's 'business', but a firm pad to keep indentations or creasing forming on the seat cushions. It appears pretty stout and integrates well with the interior, a little moreso than the abbreviated plasticey Weathertech version.
Really a great idea. We have a hammock like device we use with our four legged children in the back seat. Keeps the seat covers safe and keeps them from depositEd onto the floor when I’m testing the brakes or the suspension in curves😁!
 
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