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Old 01-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #11
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Re: safety 1st alpha omega elite?

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Evenflo sureride. Great seat, lots of legroom rf, awesome height/weight limits, just overall great seat for the price range... If I needed a seat right now for under 100 it's what I would buy
I really like our SureRide but with a 6 month old we're talking RF. Do you think it will fit in a Mazda 3 that way? I don't know much about those but they look like pretty small cars. If the SureRide will fit (maybe try it out at a store?) then I think it's a great choice, will last a long time, and very comfy.

If it will be used only occasionally I'd go with the Scenera personally. It's not the most cushy seat but it's not that tall and it is inexpensive. We used it as a travel seat and it was ok, very light and inexpensive which met our requirements. As a daily use seat I would see if you can find something else probably and keep it as a backup choice.

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:04 PM   #12
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Re: safety 1st alpha omega elite?

I have not heard anything good about this seat
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:50 PM   #13
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I know everyone hates this seat... but this is the seat my daughter was sitting in, used as a belt-positioning booster, when we had our horrible head-on collision 8 weeks ago. This seat was our back up carseat in my husband's commuter car. The EMTs on the scene and my Dd's doctors all credited proper use of this seat with saving her life... neither one of us should have walked away from that accident, let alone with the relatively minor injuries we had.

She did have serious injuries that have since pretty much all healed themselves, but she survived a head-on collision involving a driver that hit us doing 70mph (we were going 45) in this seat.

Would I buy this seat again? I'm not sure but I just wanted to put this out there as someone who has been in a bad car crash with this car seat.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:55 PM   #14
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Re: safety 1st alpha omega elite?

Perhaps this table would be helpful:
http://carseatblog.com/22818/the-ult...-size-matters/
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:21 PM   #15
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I bought that seat and really fell in love with it because we had a chunky baby and it was roomy but we had to take it back because it wouldnt fit properly in my mazda cx-7, mazda3's have smaller interiors than our SUV soi know it wont fit in one. We winded up with an onboard air and I like the seat with a rolled towel underneath for RF but if we transfer the seat to another car its a pain to readjust. Safety wise it has great scores so we deal with it.

So i cant recommend a seat but I can tell you that the alpha omega wont fit in a mazda3.
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OK, anyone have experience with graco my ride 65 or Eddie Bauer xrs 65?
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:23 PM   #17
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OK, anyone have experience with graco my ride 65 or Eddie Bauer xrs 65?
I have the Eddie Bauer one, not a bad seat, very roomy, lo is very comfortable in it rf at 18 mos, 25 lbs 34 in. It was a little hard to install until I figured it out and now it takes about a minute.

Oh and the Eddie Bauer seats are made by safety first, so there's an identical seat called the guide 65 or something like that made by safety first that is the same exact thing but cheaper :-)

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #18
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Re: safety 1st alpha omega elite?

The one at my Costco only harnesses to 40 pounds.

I'd get a SureRide. Tall and reasonably priced.
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Re: safety 1st alpha omega elite?

I have the sureride for DH's truck and have now installed in a taurus. It works great. We got it when DD was about 8 months old.

In my van I have the Graco headwise 70 and love love that seat.
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I have the sureride for DH's truck and have now installed in a taurus. It works great. We got it when DD was about 8 months old.

In my van I have the Graco headwise 70 and love love that seat.
How much extra room is there in the Taurus? Our Mazda is probably about 6 in smaller from the seat to the back of the front seats.
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