After my son outgrew his infant seat and I needed to find a rear-facing convertible car seat, I was overwhelmed with the choices. Being a new mom, I had no knowledge about what made a good car seat. I figured they all had to be the same; they all had to be safe, right? Well they are all tested to be safe, that's true. So I figured since I was a new mom and money was tight, I would buy based on price, since I had to purchase several for our different vehicles. After a few months of use, I could tell that my son was very uncomfortable in this seat, he would cry on long car rides until he got out. There is very little padding. Then there are the straps. Those were a nightmare. They are such a thin material and they always twisted. It was difficult to adjust the straps. It never seemed like I could get a good, tight installation either.
As you can tell, other than it was cheap, I don't have anything good to say about this seat. At the time we were using it, I couldn't really pinpoint all these problems. Not until I too the plunge and spent big bucks on a Britax Marathon did I realize that all car seats are not created equal. Spend a little bit more money for your child's comfort on a seat that will last a long time.