Excerpt: Since I can't adjust the crotch strap, I can't rate the product functionality yet. Internet complaints about the crotch strap being difficult to adjust date back at least to 2009. A video with successful results uses a hammer to bang it through (still with difficulty) which seems to me like it could damage the seat. I'm going to take this to the store to ask them to adjust it for me (if they can).
Excerpt: We bought two of these carseats. The price was right and the fact that it would be last carseat we would have to buy. After about 6 seat belt replacement. I finally have demanded my money back from graco.
Excerpt: I bought this car seat for my son who just turned four. I wanted a 5 point harness for as long as he could be in one for safety. We previously owned a Chicco infant seat and a Britax toddler seat. I like both of them very much. My thought was this would be the last car seat/booster we'd have to buy...wrong! The seat is definitely cheaper made than the others we've had. The biggest problem is the crotch strap will not release with out alomst breaking your thumb.
Excerpt: This thing is ridiculous. Hard to buckle, my daughter's head always falls forward - while this might not be the seat itself, (maybe she still needs to be reclined but she is 2 & 1/2 and plenty heavy enough for it) I cant get over the fact how hard it is to buckle. My sons seat I can do one handed and he can even buckle himself. I'm about ready to go to back to the other expensive brand that I know we love and just toss this piece of junk away. What a waste of money.
Cons: Hard to Install, Poor Construction, Uncomfortable
Excerpt: This car seat is just barely ok. On the plus side, it got excellent safety ratings, and converts to a booster (which we haven't used yet.) But in my opinion the fact that it doesn't recline enough is a deal-breaker. Not only can we not adjust the recline position without unstrapping the whole seat, but we had to install it on the farthest "reclined" setting and it is still so upright my daughter's head flops forward if she falls asleep.
Cons: Buckle Is Sticky, Difficult To Adjust, Head falls forward, Uncomfortable
Excerpt: The red release button sticks and gets stuck! Leaving your kid trapped inside. I went online and there are many others experienceing the same problem. The button was stuck/locked so bad this afternoon we had to remove the carseat from the vehicle and loosen all of the straps and forcibly remove our child from the now useless carseat. And to top it off Graco is not availuable on weekends so we have to wait until Monday to talk to a human being. UHH!!
Excerpt: my daughters head falls foward everytime she sleeps!!!! i had bought this car seat because it said it "reclines" reclines my butt! uncomfortable carseat and dont get me started with the 5 point harness! terrible.
Excerpt: The buckle of the 5 point harness sticks, and you are not able to push in the red button to unlatch the harness. On several occasions my daughter has been stuck in her carseat. Graco will send you out a new buckle but, your child will be without a carseat until it arrives. For us this meant missing a day of school. Also do not like how the latch system works. Britax models have a much more user friendly system on their carseats. Truly regret buying this carseat.
Cons: Difficult To Adjust, Hard to Install, Poor Construction
Excerpt: We found out my 2.5 year old daughter outgrew her Cosco Scenera and needed a carseat ASAP because we were planning a 14 hour trip the following week. After searching high and low, I enjoyed the reviews of the Nautilus and decided to purchase it.<br /><br />BIG MISTAKE. It's NOT meant for a toddler....maybe for a 4 year old who can sit up straight and comfortably. My 2.5 year old looked like a queen in it, but wasn't comfortable.
Cons: Difficult To Adjust, Difficult to Set Up, Hard to Install, Uncomfortable