I wonder if you wise mothers ever get tired of helping less knowledgeable mothers like myself choose the right car seat for their child. :p
So here's the situation. DS turned 3 in December. I think he's just under 40 inches tall and about 37-38lbs, depending on the day. That puts him in the 90th% for height and about 75% for weight. He's been in a Britax Roundabout, forward facing, but he's just about outgrown it for height and weight. My ideal carseat will harness him for 3 more years or so and then convert to a hbb. I also love how easy it is to tighten/loosen the straps on our Britax and really need our future seat to be similarly simple to operate. (Edit: Simple on a day to day basis, getting in and out of the car. I don't mind if it's a little tougher to change the harness slots since we don't have to do it often.) Finally, since we have to buy 2 seats at once, I'm hoping not to spend the nearly $300 some Britax seats can run, but at the same time, I'm willing to make an investment for the right seat(s).
Since it's forward facing and he's currently our only child, I'm not sure it matters, but the seats will be going in the middle of a 2000 Jetta and a 2001 Audi A4. I hope to have another baby in the next year or 2, but in that case each seat will probably go outboard because there's not enough space to put 2 seats right by each other.
I'd really appreciate any guidance or direction you guys could give me.