This car seat has not been discontinued, I just bought one
I purchased this carseat from walmart 2 weeks ago because I have an infant I babysit that was getting a little too heavy to carry around in the little bucket type car seats anymore. I like the design overall, and it was fairly easy to install, though the directions were not great. Ease of Installation This car seat was easy to install in the forward facing direction, however the rear facing directions were unclear. It has a line that needs to be parallel to the ground, but they don't tell you the best way to adjust the seat if it's not sitting correctly. However, once I looked online for instructions, I found out that putting some towels underneath the front to prop it up was ok. Child's Comfort The seat is fairly comfortable, but not as padded as the Graco convertible carseat that I already owned for another toddler. It's obviously a little less expensive, therefore it has cheaper materials. But it is adequate. Support and Safety The carseat seems to be perfectly adequate at supporting the child compared to the other carseat I have, and buckles in as tightly and comfortably. Ease of Use The instructions were not complete in my opinion (see above), however once I figured it out it was simple to install. Design It has an attractive design, similar to other car seats I have used. Durability I haven't had it very long so I can't really speak much to durability... so far, so good!