(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Sturdy Reliable Good Value Seat
Easy to clean
Easy to secure
Good size range
We purchased 2 my ride 65 as a new product before any reviews because it was one of the first seats reasonably priced that held larger children. We have had this seat for almost 3 years and it has traveled with us on flights all over the US and internationally. <br /><br />The seat is easy to secure with the 3 point latch system, and is easy to clean and holds up (I only use the washing machine and it gets cleaned frequently), Covers are soft, cup holders work fine and are roomy, and each of the 2 seats has held up in an accident so we are happy. <br /><br />My only compliant is that the seat is a bit bulky. I see everyone mention the problem fitting with the rear facing, but it is also bulky forward facing. In the small vehicles you typically find internationally, we cannot sit an adult in the front seat easily because the Graco seat takes up so much space in the back (it's high and wide), it's also really too bulky to use on a plane (we gave this up after the first try but it does fit, if you have the patience and someone to help). But as stated by others, you can tell it is safe and that was worth the slight adjustment. <br /><br />As for the latches, after 2.5 years and tons of food, juice, etc, we haven't really had any problems. Just recently, the latches seem to take a bit more to release, but I think the latches just need a little cleaning :-).<br /><br />With that said, I would definitely still purchase this at the time we did. Our daughter rode rear facing until 28 months and could have gone longer (she is on the smaller side) but she was ready to see the world from a different view when we changed to forward facing (something to consider). <br /><br />I should also mention, we considered the Britax, but truthfully, for the price we were really happy with this one and $100 we saved in the process :-). Thanks Graco!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.