You'll see from the picture we bought a new Britax car seat for the little one. I do think these are the most comfortable seats, if you can find one within your price range. The author of Freakonomics says the brand of seat doesn't matter for safety (or even a seat at all, provided the child isn't in the front). Britax is the only brand we've used that doesn't ever shift or wobble, though, and that has to count for something. We compromised by not buying an infant car seat. Instead, we saved our money toward the convertible Marathon, which can be used much longer. Target drops the price twice a year to $169. I pulled out my stockpile of pharmacy transfer gift cards and my coupon from the Entertainment Book. Andrew's Britax Husky was reimbursed by the insurance company when we were hit by a car last year.