We have used this for a few months now and it still looks new. It is holding up really well. I was worried about the memory foam losing its shape or becoming less firm with time, but we haven't noticed that at all. It also takes up so much less space than other car seats we looked at. We do not have any other seats in the car anymore since this is my youngest - but the extra space I notice is really nice. We are already on the second to highest shoulder strap level, so that is my biggest concern that he may outgrow it quickly - but the specifications imply he should be fine for at least a year so I guess it will depend on our growth spurts this year.