April 7, 2012
I purchased this item for both my husband and my vehicle's. The seat is large, but it is of high quality. I did have to use towels under the seat to obtain a better fit and tightness. My husband's car is an older model without the latch system, it was fairly simple to install with the seatbelt, however I found that the seatbelt buckle and the little plastic circles on the seatbelt did get in the way of the lockoffs. I fould that the towel did help with this problem because it gave the seat some height. My vehicle does have the latch system, the only difficulty i had was tightening the strap because it was pushed against the car seat, however, i did eventually get it tight. I was concerned with the exp. date since this is an older model, but for the price, I couldn't pass it up. My seats expire in the end of 2017. So far this seat has worked out great for my 10 month old, he loves looking out the window and when he sleeps his head doesn't slump forward like with some models. Overall this seat is ranked excellent in safety and has turned out to be a great investment! I hope this review is helpful to you all!
Pros:Sturdy, high quality seat.
Very tight fit.
Cons:Difficult to adjust the tightness of the harness while rear-facing, however this hasn't been a huge issue for us thus far. The harness height adustment does take a both arms and requires you to be straight on with the car seat, making that difficult with rear facing.