My Wife and I don't do the best at planning ahead. So when our kid was upgraded to a convertible car seat, we were extremely worried. My wife has a small coupe and we weren't sure if we would be able to find one that could fit. So when we went looking for car seats, we looked for the following:
1) we wanted something budget friendly because we are already spending an arm and leg for diapers. 2) we wanted something to keep our son cool. We have three digit temperatures where we are located at 3) something that could fit in a toyota corolla and the passenger didn't have to move their seat to the point where they were kissing the dash
We were able to get all three elements taken care of. This was a very budget friendly convertible seat and the fact that it grows with the kid makes it that much better of a financial investment. The fabric allows a lot of breathing room for our son during the hot days. He does get a little sweat still on his back but that is normal with all car seats. I know he isn't bothered by the seat with the fact that he always passes out with each car ride. Lastly, we were able to still move the front passenger and driver seat all the way back with the baby seat in the middle. I am 6'0 and enjoy any little leg room I can get.