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Car Seat Reviews
Car Seats Performance
Car Seat Installation.A budget car seat should be easy to install and transfer from one vehicle to another. Unfortunately even high-priced models elicit gripes about installation, and some stand out as being near impossible to install. In general, the LATCH system facilitates car seat installation, although the LATCH anchors on some back seats may be difficult to locate and some cars do not have anchors for the middle seat.
Most purchasers report that installation is fairly quick and straightforward for the front-facing position, while rear-facing installation may be more of a trial, depending on the car and car seat. One parent says in a car seat review at Walmart that the Evenflo Titan Elite is super-easy to install, and another notes that the LATCH system makes installation a piece of cake. We found similar comments about the Graco ComfortSport in car seat reviews on Target.com, where one shopper reports that on top of being easy to install, the seat fits tightly in the car and feels very secure. The Safety 1st OnSide Air Convertible Car Seat gets mostly positive feedback from consumers posting car seat reviews on Amazon. Parents report that installation is no problem, although one mom who has had thirteen car seats found this one especially difficult to install. That was her only complaint about this model.
Consumers are far less enthusiastic about the Eddie Bauer Deluxe in car seat reviews on Amazon and MySears.com. They contend that it's very difficult to install, particularly in the rear-facing position; the directions are hard to follow; and even at its tightest, the car seat seems to move all over the place. The Cosco Scenera seems to be a popular convertible car seat -- perhaps because of its ultra-low price tag -- and users posting car seat reviews at Walmart report that it is easy to install and used mainly as a secondary car seat for occasional use.
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Eddie Bauer Deluxe Convertible Car Seat
Installation seems to be a major problem with the Eddie Bauer Deluxe. Consumers gripe that the instructions are complicated and the seat doesn't seem tightly secured. There are also complaints about comfort, with poor head positioning and straps that dig into tiny legs. The five-point harness system is adjustable, although the manufacturer doesn't say how exactly. The seat is equipped with the LATCH system and a removable, washable pad. It's on the heavy side, at 13.8 pounds, but can accommodate rear-facing riders up to 35 pounds, forward-facing passengers from 22 to 40 pounds, and booster-seat riders from 40 to 80 pounds. Read more »
Eddie Bauer Deluxe Convertible Car Seat Review
Graco ComfortSport Review
Evenflo Titan Elite Review
Safety 1st OnSide Air Convertible Car Seat Review
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