Wouldn't it be neat if the Acadia had rear swiveling captain chairs and a removable table like the new 2008 Chrysler Mini-van? I think the mini-van and the Acadia have just about the same amount of space in the middle row. Looks like this would fit.
How does this meet NHTSA safety requirements? My parents used to buy full size "customized vans" with swiveling seats. I seem to recall however on the last one they bought, that you couldn't shift the transmission into drive if the front passenger or rear captains chairs were swiveled around. With all the attention on "active head restraints" these days, I would think that allowing people to sit backward while moving would be a "no-no"? hno:
Just think of all the time we would have to spend changing our babies car seats - the rear facing seats would have to be placed forward in the seats when the seatis facing backwards - then changed back to rear facing when the seat is facing forward - :banghead:
They'd probably also need barf bags. My parents had station wagons when I was a kid. One had a rear facing bench in the back. The second had sideways facing seats in the very back. Us two youngest brothers always sat back there. Fortunately none of us ever got car sick.
I have been In one of these minivans with the swivel n' go and it isn't as spacious as it looks, your legs usually have to interlock with the people opposite of you and it is a pain getting in and out, in an acadia it would be even worse.
Along these lines, having fold down trays behind the front row and captains chairs would be nice like on airplanes. Kids can put their SONIC, McDonalds, Wendy's....etc, laptops, play games, mold clay.....well, you get the picture.
When you expect to make a hard corner, you yell back, "CORNER." Coarse, the kids won't hear you cause have ear phones. :dancing: