We bought the Alpha Elite 65 car seat a year ago because it was a top safety pick and because our son was outgrowing his Graco car seat. Over all it has been a good car seat. Below are some draw backs we had when using the car seat.
I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT BEFORE YOU BUY THIS CAR SEAT YOU TRY IT OUT IN YOUR CAR FIRST! (toyRus will usually let you do this) ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON USING THIS IN THE REAR FACING OPTION!
REAR FACING- Unless you have flat back seats you will probably have to use a fun noodle or rolled up towel to get the car seat in the correct elevated position. This car seat would not fit in our car in the rear facing position. We drive a Toyota Yaris 4 door Sedan (a sub compact) but from the other reviews I have read it won't fit in SUV in the correct position either. This is why you should check to make sure it fits correctly before you buy it.
CLEANING- This car seat is a pain in the butt to clean. I just spent an...