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I ve heard alot of good things about the britax car seats and when I was shopping around for a second car seat I came upon a britax round about and Marathon for 240 and 200. That seems a little expensive to me, but are those good prices?
 

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I haven't priced them lately but those sound pretty good. Don't bother with a roundabout though- go with the marathon out of those two choices.<br><br>
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Those are good prices and they are absolutely worth the money. Kids can stay in the Marathon until they are 60 lbs. (unlike a lot of the others), they are easy to put into the car, they straps don't twist. Its a great car seat.
 

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65lbs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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ds uses a marathon and really seems to enjoy sitting in it. yes, they're pricey, but IMHO you can't put a price tag on safety, esp. with britax' awesome safety reviews.
 

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Yes, but don't bother with a Roundabout, go for the Marathon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I definately vote for the Marathon, we have 2 of those, 1 roundabout(because of a space and height issue in a previous car) and 3 Husky car seats.<br>
The Britax car seats are the easiest to put in the car, they are the easiest for kids to operate and they are basically rated the safest around. The only drawback is that my truck now houses $1300. in car seats.... not great if my vehicle ever gets stolen but I am VERY happy with our seats.<br>
Our kids have basically only had Britax, we had 3 other seats, including infant carriers, the only other seat that I have ever liked was the fisher price 'soft strap carrier'.<br>
Another great thing about Britax car seats are if you are ever in a car accident, and the seat was occupied at the time of the accident, and you have a police report, you can get a replacement seat from Britax. All you have to do is call the Briatx hotline and ship te car seat to them.... it was one less thing for us to worry about when we had an accident.<br>
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We have a Britax Roundabout and it's excellent. The strap system is easy to use, and that's a big plus for me. We've used other carseats in family members' cars and the buckles are harder to tighten or just generally harder to use than the Britax ones. We chose the Roundabout because our car is tiny; we're planning to upgrade to a Marathon (and a bigger car) when our son is older.
 

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My friend highly recomended the Britax car seats. She has a baby one, and also wants a Marathon. I had never seen one displayed or anything, and although I dont think that it looks like it he would fit in it very long. He looked comfertable sitting in it, although he was screaming his head off. (He hates car seats)<br>
I wasnt sure what price they run regularly, becaues it just said sale price was 244.99 with no reg price.<br>
I just need an extra car seat so I am not having to constantly take mine in and out of the car. I have decided to go ahead and rear face him for a while longer. You say they dont fit well in small cars? My Grandma has a 93' ford escort, and my boyfriend has an 87' suburu(not sure if that is how you spell it.) Would they fit in those type of cars? They are the two who watch him for me?<br>
In fact I will probably need 2 car seats one that is easy to travel with, becasue we fly a few times a month. I like his baby seat because it attaches to the stroller and is easy to just strap him in and roll my bag along, and then just gate check them. Anyone know a good car seat that is easy to travel with?
 

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Britax seats are great seats. If you are going to buy one, I would not recommend the roundabout. It's a great seat but not worth the price. It maxes out at 40 lbs ff and most kids will outgrow it by age 3. The marathon is not that much more but ff to 65 lbs and most kids will make it to 5 or 6 in this seat.<br><br>
If you want a less expensive seat, check out the Fisher Price Safe Voyager Delux. It's made by britax, basically the same seat as a marathon but without the bells and whistles that the marthon has. It's been discontinued so you can find them for really great prices. $130.
 

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I think marathons fit fine in small cars. I've used ours in an acura integra 2 door forward facing and in a saturn ion both forward and rear facing.
 

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I would get a cosco scenera for travel. It's lightweight and only $40-50 bucks. Get the 5 pt harness, not the overhead shield.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would get a cosco scenera for travel. It's lightweight and only $40-50 bucks. Get the 5 pt harness, not the overhead shield.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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We already had one of those, but got rid of it, because it wasnt able to be installed proprly in my Grandma's car. When she had to slam on her brakes, my son was smashed into the seat. (It was installed by fire fighters, just wasnt the right fit for her car.)<br>
I guess we can get the Marathon and if it dont fit maybe my eddie bauer one will fit in thier car. If not I guess I can return it. Thank you for your help. I wish they made the baby seats that worked past 22lbs. I really like them.
 
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