I am a licensed home daycare provider, and occasionally have the need to transport children in my vehicle. On those occasions, I usually have the parent leave their carseat because it is adjusted for the size of their child, and it is not something we do all the time. One of the children I watch has this carseat. This thing is miserable to move around. The seat weighs nearly 20 pounds and is very tall compared to most carseats. It is difficult to get in and out of a vehicle - and I drive a Ford Excursion, so space is not a problem. I hate this carseat so much that when it was time to get a new seat for my own son, I absolutely refused to even consider this one. If grandma needs to take the child, you have to move the seat. This is not something an older person can easily do. I have trouble with it and I am have been doing this a long time. Now, if you are looking for a seat that is solid and secures the child well, and you don't plan on EVER moving it - or you have a spare for those occasions when someone needs to transport the child in another vehicle, I'm sure the things I hate about this seat would be real positives. The taller profile of the back of the seat probably provides much better head support for older children (this one is rated for kids up to 100 pounds, so will last you forever). And I'm sure the heavier weight probably provides better protection as well. But I personally was so frustrated with the seat I wouldn't even consider it. And we literally NEVER move our main carseat, so these things wouldn't have been a problem for us. I do wonder though, how well one of these would fit into a smaller vehicle. So take it for what it's worth - if you won't be moving it, this is probably a great seat. If you will, then get something else.