We’ve had this car seat for 2 1/2 years, it still works great. The seat is sturdy, easy to adjust. My daughter loves the “footrest”. I read other reviews and wanted to comment about washing the material. I have washed it several times, no ripping, extremely easy to take apart and put back together. I’m not even that careful when I’ve laundered it so I’m not sure what could have happened for others.
My only thing I would change is perhaps get a different color than I bought. The lighter grey and mint was easily stained, and I wish I bought a darker color.
I just bought a second car seat that will let me get her eventually to a booster and I bought another Graco with similar features so putting it together and adjusting it has been easy too. I looked at and even bought a few other brands and Graco is the best affordable and versatile one for me!