Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: It's an alright car seat, does its job I guess. It is TERRIBLE if you have kids that sleep in the car.. like most do. My 3 1/2 year old daughter has this seat, in the pink and gray print, and she can't keep her head up. There is no way to keep her head from falling forward while sleeping. Half the time her cheek is on her chest. I'm terrified if I get in an accident or something that there is no support.
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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!!
Summary: 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.
Summary: i purchased this for my 3 year old grandson6 mos ago. it was difficult to secure the groin clasp from the beginning. also difficult at times to open. i kept thinking with time and use it would become easier, it never has.
Cons: Difficult To Adjust, Difficult to Set Up, Hard to Install, Heavy
Summary: 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