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07-17-2012, 06:20 PM
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We bought this new on Amazon not even 3 months ago. We paid almost $300 for it. This seat has many high ratings and was voted #1 in the Best of Mothering.com this year. That's why we chose it.
However, it just doesn't fit well in my car. I wish we would have just returned it, but we thought we'd tough it out and see if we could just get passed it. We can't. As our son grows it only gets increasingly more difficult to get him in!
This has nothing to do with the carseat and everything to do with our car (a really old car). There's absolutely nothing wrong with this seat and has not been in any accidents. You can look at our cars if you want and see that they are both in perfect condition. I'll show you titles/registration if you want so you can see that we've owned them for longer than we've owned this carseat.
Here's a link to the exact carseat on Amazon (where I purchased it): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MM7FA4/ref=oh_details_o03_s03_i00
It's the grey color.
Here are the stats:
The BRITAX BOULEVARD 70 convertible car seat is designed for children rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds up to 70 pounds. The BOULEVARD 70 achieves revolutionary head safety through the use of BRITAX SafeCell Technology, integrated steel bars, and Versa-Tether that work together to minimize head excursion and reduce the risk of head injury during a frontal impact. The BOULEVARD 70 also incorporates BRITAX True Side Impact Protection and offers a five-point, no-rethread and quick-adjust harness, multiple buckle and recline adjustments, and an easy access cover and access to belt paths from the front of the seat. A body pillow is also provided for comfort and infant positioning.
Safecell technology features safecells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
Integrated steel bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
Energy-absorbing versa-tether features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward-rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat
True Side Impact Protection offers an extra layer of EPP foam, keeping the head, neck and spine aligned, and deep side walls lined with EPP foam to distribute crash forces, shield from vehicle intrusion, and contain the head, neck and body
Tangle-Free, Five-point harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit
Please e-mail me if you have any questions or are interested! Thanks!