Before buying a car seat for our daughter to switch from the infant car seat to a big girl car seat, we read lots of reviews and looked at tons of car seats. From the very beginning I had my heart set on Recaro and when I saw an awesome deal on one - I bought it without a second thought. It's been almost two years since then and I am still extremely pleased about our purchase. The seat is very solid and screams quality as soon as you take it out of the package. The fabric is beautiful and even though we have a lighter colored one, it is easy to maintain and still looks clean. To me a car seat is a good one if I don't have to think about it or fiddle with it all the time - it's there, I pop my kid in, close the snaps and am ready to go. The belt did twist a couple of times but it was no big deal and I haven't had that problem any more. I'd say that my absolute favorite thing about the sea is that the maximum weight is 70 pounds, because I can't see putting my daughter in a (car belt) booster at 40 pounds!