This is a weird question but i have no idea who to ask. I drive a 1997 GMC Jimmy, but right now there is something wrong with the front end, it has no air conditioning, it needs a new battery(it refuses to start every now and then), it needs a new catalytic converter, and the front windshield has a huge crack running the entire length of it...I think thats all of it. Anyway, we can't afford to fix it really, I mean we could but it would mean not paying other bills for a while. It's a 4 door, its very safe and it drives great and only has 90,000 miles on it. Buut..the only other vehicle I have to drive is my farm truck (we own a horse farm) which is a 2001 Ford F-250, it has an extended cab, not the full crew cab but a bench seat in the back. So I guess I'm just asking for input, because I dont know what to do. I know the backseat in the truck wouldn't be very safe for a carseat, but to fix the Jimmy right now would be really expensive. So what would you guys do? Would you fix the Jimmy and not pay your other bills or would you drive the big truck even though it might not be the best for the car seat. Also, I keep reading that you should put the carseat in the front seat if you're the only person in the car...is that true? So yeah, I know this is a very strange question but I'm stumped. Any input would be great...thanks.