We received this carseat as a gift from my mother-in-law. We were having a boy so it fit perfectly. The base was a bit difficult to install, but that seems standard for carseats. We have a small Nissan Altima, so we put it in the center with the lap belt. At first, we needed a rolled up towel to get the level in the correct spot. Our baby came five weeks early, so we had to do a "car seat challenge" before we could go. Luckily he passed! Once he passed the eleven pound mark (as indicated on the level) we were able to remove the rolled up towel and readjust the seat to get the indicator at the correct spot. However, my one beef with this car seat is that it only comfortably fit the baby until he was just under 25 pounds. We had all the straps on the highest and loosest settings. We were unable to use the strap to loosen it any farther. If he would have grown just a bit more he wouldn't have fit! So all in all, size-wise, it didn't even last us a year. However, quality-wise, it held up very nicely. It looks great, easy to adjust once you get the hang of it.