I am in need of 2 new car seats for my 4.4 year old dd - 42 inches tall/approx. 40lbs. She has been in a Britax Boulevard in my 2004 SAAB 9-3 for nearly 4 years. My car was recently rear-ended and after reviewing the check-list, I've concluded that we need to replace the car seat. In addition, dh has just acquired a 2004 Dodge Durango for which we will also have to get a new car seat.
For the Durango, I was thinking about either the Britax Frontier or the Recaro ProSport. What are your thoughts about these car seats - do you like one better than the other? I'd like to keep her in a 5pt harness as long as possible, but I do like the option of eventually using the car seat as a booster.
I'm stuck on what kind of car seat to replace in the SAAB. The problem is that the SAAB 9-3 has a small backseat. DD has been feeling little claustrophobic in it as she has grown longer. Sometimes it takes a long time to talk her into getting in the car seat because she feels too enclosed. Most likely, I'll get the Frontier or the ProSport for it, but was wondering what you all thought about the Safety 1st Go Hybrid as well? It seems to have a smaller footprint, which dd would like and it still has a bigger weight maximum for the 5 pt harness.
Any thoughts/suggestions about car seats would be much appreciated. TIA!