I have car harnesses which work fine with Jazz, as she is pretty agreeable to anything as long as it's not the crate – remember, she gets car sick, so I prefer to have her on a seat where I can reach the trash can for her to throw up in.
Keoki can get out of the harness, so usually he just winds up riding free. I don't crate him in the car because he HATES the crate and sits and tears it up. We do have the plastic crates, and I have thought he may prefer the wire ones, but I don't have the extra cash right now for another experiment with him. I am afraid he'd just break a tooth trying to get out. He does not like to be confined in a small space.*
I KNOW they say the crates are safest, but still have a hard time seeing them slide around in there. Seems like if I had to slam the brakes or if we got hit, they'd get pretty beat up in there. I prefer the harnesses.
*On a different note - you know I have his bed-time crate in our spare room inside an ex-pen, so he is never actually locked inside the crate. The ex-pen no longer has the top on; it's just open. Well, Sunday we went to Mass and he was, as always, inside his ex-pen. When we got home, I about died laughing. I don't know how he did it, but he had totally twisted the ex-pen up.His crate was all sideways, the door to the pen was folded around and inside the pen, so I had to pull the sides out and around to get to it. I should have taken a photo. I can't even describe the shape the pen was in.
I guess from now on when I leave the house I'll have to put the top on just to keep the pen in one piece. LOL