I just wrote Jennifer Matlock, the one who did that site that is mentioned above, about my concerns with Abi being too tall in her rear facing seat. Thought this info might be helpful so I'm posting part of her reply:
"In the lower price range, there's the Graco ComfortSport (or, if you can
still find one, the Century Accel, which is the non-LATCH version).
That runs about $60-80, and you can find it at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and
some Wal-Mart stores are carrying it too. In the higher price range,
Britax just came out with the Marathon, which rear-faces to 33 lbs and
has a VERY tall back. My 3 year old (who is still rear-facing) still
has about 5-6 inches above his head in that one. It also tethers
rear-facing. It is brand new, though, so may be a little difficult to
find. I know most Babies R Us stores will be carrying it, and several
places online have it. It runs $250."
It's funny how much things have changed. When I was little my mom put me in a basket on the floor of the passenger side of the car!! My brother was handicapped and she has to buy him a carseat because he couldn't sit up well on his own-- and there were only 1-2 models to choose from then. The one he used had a *metal* bar with a bit of padding that came down over him after he was buckled in at the waist! Yikes!
7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."