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Good since I figured out how to move the crotch strap buckle...
on September 30, 2013
We have 2 of these seats. The first we've had for about a month, and just purchased a second due to our youngest being so jealous of the cup holders and "toy cubbies." They are replacing Britax Roundabouts that we LOVE, but our oldest has outgrown. So far, they are pretty good. I agree with previous reviewers about the crotch strap being difficult to buckle. However, after a month, it no longer bothers me, and it buckles easily at a specific angle. It was the same with the Britax initially. I actually prefer a buckle that is slightly difficult to use, as it makes escape less likely! The main drawback for me (and why this seat is getting 4 stars instead of 5) is feeling like I cannot get the chest strap tightened down enough without really pulling on it. Also, the silver buckles drop back into the car seats, and are difficult to reach under and pull up once the child is seated.
After purchase, I was ready to return the seat due to spending AN HOUR trying to manipulate the crotch buckle from one slot to another. I was beyond frustrated! However, a quick YouTube search for "Graco Argos 70 crotch strap" solved my problem in seconds. The key is to keep tension on the buckle from the top, and slowly manipulate the angle of the bracket on the bottom. I felt so silly for wasting so much time getting frustrated when I can now move it in about 5 seconds. Overall, I would recommend this seat. Our kids heads do tilt forward sometimes while sleeping, but we had the same issue with the Britax seats.