I've used a lot of car seats. I know that there are people who think that the more expensive something is, the better it is. I don't believe that this is true of child car seats. I think that the more expensive brands are just more expensive, and people buy them because they assume there is something special about a seat that costs several hundred dollars.
I did a lot of looking when my daughter was ready to come out of the baby toter infant seat. This pretty seat was offered at Target for a good price. It's pink with large, free-form flowers. I love the pattern, and I like to have pretty things for my daughter. Installation is standard and easy to do once you know what you're doing. The seat is sturdy and restrains my daughter without sacrificing her comfort.
I have taken this seat on airplanes, checked it as luggage and installed and re-installed it in several different cars. It has worked everywhere and doesn't show signs of excessive wear.
Graco is a brand I trust to provide quality products for my baby. This car seat is just right for our needs.