Considering I paid $30 for this seat, it's not bad.
Compared to the Combi Cocorro my wife, mother-in-law and father use in their cars (& truck), this Cosco seat is pretty clunky. Clunky? Yeah, lack of padding, cheap plastic feel, notchy belt action -- you know, cheap!
But my son (now 2 years 3 months) has spent a lot of time in this seat, and not once has indicated he's uncomfortable in it, and has no problem nodding off when he's sleepy. So the lack of padding is a non-issue.
My biggest criticism is the belt system. They don't pull evenly, so I do spend a bit of time making sure the lap belt connection and shoulder straps are all even-steven when I pull the tightening strap, er, tight. That's because they're all one strap winding all around the kid (pretty normal for the car seats I've used), but there's a lot of friction making it anything but smooth (again, compared to the other seats I've used).
This seat is holding up well after nearly...