We ordered this car seat site to store, at a town we would be flying into. I researched forever, including taking a tape measure to our baby's existing infant seat, to make sure we got a good seat that would fit in our car at home and not just the rental.
When we picked up the seat the box was beat to death, so we decided not to keep it. If we had, I think we would have returned it before going home. The seat belt loops on the top were scratched, and I realized later that we didn't get the cup holder. It probably fell out of the box.
That's all situational, but there's much more.
Installing this thing rear facing is quite difficult. You have to move the cover, re-route the latch belt, and then try to get the cover back onto the loops that are tucked up under the front in a space barely big enough for 2 fingers. The seat has to be fully reclined when installing rear facing. The length of the seat when fully reclined is at least 27-28". It's probably longer then the 22" stated on the website even if it's not reclined. The base isn't very friendly for being installed rear facing, and we had to tuck something under it to level it, which made it protrude into the front seats even more. The width stated is pretty close, but it's without the cup holder.
It barely fit in our rental car, and when we returned home we discovered there is no chance of it fitting in our regular car (a Toyota RAV4), unless one of the front seats is pushed all the way forward. It will probably install more gracefully front facing, but we're still a long ways from that.
Also: we did like the feature of being able to adjust the height of the harness without rerouting the belt, but the mechanism for that makes the seat bulk out right at baby's head. He seemed uncomfortable in it, and if the seat isn't reclined I'm sure their little heads will roll right forward. And even though it's perhaps the least important aspect of this review, I find the seat rather unsightly. They made it look better on the site somehow.
I'm having major buyer's remorse on this one, and may still try and return it without the box.