Summary: Overall it is a very nice carseat and we are happy with it. We did find out at the hospital that the buckle had a recall, and thankfully the buckle we received was the latest - improved buckle, not the one under recall.
Summary: This is my second grandchild. We bought the complete stroller and car seat combo for the first grandson. So, we were looking for something that would go with the stroller. we could not find the exact car seat, so we found this one that is very close. We are extremely pleased with the ease of setup.and how nice the seat is.
Summary: My son is very tall and looked crammed in our snug ride we had purchased when my daughter was born in 2011. We ordered this so he would have more room and stay in it longer through winter. I think he has a little more room but not a lot. I thought we would be able to use one of the bases fro. Our old snug ride but that is not the case. We ended up purchasing another one:( there was a rebate offered when I purchased it but cannot bund the form now. I like graco products.
Summary: Pros: rather lightweight, good plastic performance from the point of safety; Cons: cheap materials, insufficient head support for a newborn, while installing with a base it has more a sitting than lying position for a baby (installed accordingly with built-in indicator), straps must be tighten from the side of a head what isn't an easy task at all especially if the carseat is already in the car.
Summary: this was bought as a secondary base for my daughter's car seat .. the car seat was originally used for my son, the base that came with it had a red/green indicator so you know when it's level .. this new base doesn't have that, however it has a new feature where you can lock the seatbelt into the base which is nice if you can't use the latch system ..