When I took this car seat out of its box I had two things cross my mind; this beast will never fit in my car, but if it does it will last forever! To my surprise it fit beautifully in our 4-door sedan with bucket seats. Our last seat, a Graco Alano infant seat, although much smaller, didn't fit as well as this. With our bucket seats we had to use several rolled towels to get the infant base to fit right. The My Ride didn't need a single towel and it was unbelievably easy to install. I am very small and I was able fold the seats feet up for rear-facing position, put it in the car, snap on the two latch clips, and tighten it up in less than 3 minutes! The leveler was in the green on the first try so I didn't have to do any adjusting! There is actually more room for the front passenger seat to recline than there was before. I was also afraid that the width of this seat would inhibit us from being able to pull down the rear center console, but it came down with room to spare. Besides it's wonderful fit and ease of installation there are other great attributes to this seat. The straps on the 5-point harness are a breeze to adjust. There is a lever in front you pull to loosen the chest straps, or to tighten you just pull 1 strap that is attached to the chest straps. This is convieniently located between the child's feet in front. Not so with a regular infant seat where the 2 separate straps are behind the seat and impossibly hard to adjust in a hurry. I also like the built-in cupholders that can hold small toys, a sippee cup, snacks, or a bottle. The liner comes off easily to wash as well, which wasn't so with our last seat. My 7 month old is very tall, which is why we had to get this seat, and I am very happy that once again he has a lot of leg room and will be able to stay rear-facing much longer than a year. With its 65 pound front facing capacity my child could probably fit in this seat until middle school, which means we will never have to buy him another seat again! The Graco My Ride 65 is easy to install, has great features, is soft and comfy, is washable, and best of all it is a great price compared to its closest competitors like the True Fit and Marathon. I reccommend this seat to everyone, don't waste your money on an infant seat when this one fits your child from 5-65 pounds and has more features than other higher priced convertibles!
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