Summary: I purchased this as an extra carseat for my mom's car because I got sick of moving my 60 pound Diono Radian back and forth. I am very disappointed in the quality. This is definitely my first and last Graco. The chest clip feels really cheap and so does the cover. It feels uncomfortable.
Summary: It is very diffucult to install this carseat, even harder to take it out of the car. The hatches are extremely hard to latch and unlatch. Must use alot of strength to tighten properly. The seats are good quality and my kids seem comfortable in them, however the latches used on this seat are a deal breaker.
Summary: I bought this because I like Graco. They had good reviews on the Transportation Safety Commission website and I had a Graco Infant seat and was pleased with it. I unfortunately bought 2 of these for my 30 lb 3 year old and 22 lb 15 month old. They scream every time I put them in their seats! I have the straps set just at their shoulders and the straps are so tight I can't get their hands through them.
Excerpt: I love the look of this carseat. We bought it and started using it. The fit for our small fifteen month old was great. We then put our 2 sons boosters in the car and they would not fit. We have a dodge durango and we used our graco safeseat with the base just fine. I was disappointed that it was so wide. We also started to notice that you can not recline this carseat without pulling the whole carseat out first, adjusting the bottom and then re-installing.
Terrible car seat. Not even something I would give away.
19 July 2010
Excerpt: The only good thing about this car seat was the price. But you get what you pay for. The straps would get so twisted my son would be leaning forward it was so tight. We tried untwisting - to no avail. And to move the straps you had to take it our of the car - which we did several times hoping that moving the straps would make it easier to get him in and out. I liked the cup holders but man was this a terrible purchase. We bought a britax and are much happier now...
Excerpt: The Graco My Ride 65 is a solidly built car seat that is absolutely enormous. It has huge cup holders and takes up a ton of space, so just make sure you have plenty of room to get it into your car before you purchase it, or you might not get it into your car. The best thing about the seat is that it can grow with your child and can be both rear facing and also front facing as your child gets older, and you can decide when you want to turn the child around.
Excerpt: I bought this car seat for my daughter. It was a great car seat, very comfortable for the baby and you could move the setting so the baby could sleep in it or seat in it and be confortable. One bad thing is that it is bulky and heavy. My husband and I had to move it around since we had two cars and could not afford two car seats. He would take it in the morning and I would pick up my baby in the afternoon. Once when I was carrying this heavy car seat...