____________________________________________________________________________________ I absolutely love this carseat! This is actually my second purchase of this kind of seat (for a total of four). My son, which is almost 3, has the same carseat in black and red and we've had it for about two years now and it's holding up great! ____________________________________________________________________________________ The only thing that I've noticed that has changed between the two versions, is the bottom part. The newer one has more of a "sleigh" (flat) looking part that actually sits on the seat, which is nice because it doesn't cut into the seat as bad. ____________________________________________________________________________________ I love the air bag quality on it. It gives you a feeling of ease knowing that you're child will be safe! The components are easy to clean, (which is nice, because my kids milk all over their seats all the time!) ____________________________________________________________________________________ When they fall asleep (most of the time) their heads aren't hanging down, which looks so uncomfortable! They're able to lean back on the seat with no problems or against the airbags. ____________________________________________________________________________________ It is kind of hard for them to see around the airbags, but they have never said anything about it. My son just looks around it. ____________________________________________________________________________________ They do take up quite a bit of room when they are rear-facing, but I'll only have my daughter's turned around for a total of about one month before I can turn her around. I have a Chevy Tahoe and it fits with no problems! But for smaller cars, I have no idea how they would fit. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Like I've said, we have a total of 4 of these carseats: (2) Black and Turquoise, (1) Black and Red and (1) Black and Gray. (two seats for both of our vehicles) I haven't had a single problem with them except for the Black and Gray one, the top buckle is a little harder to get apart than any of the others. ____________________________________________________________________________________ They are great Carseats, I think! I've never been in any wrecks with any of them (thank goodness!!) so I can't say for sure how they perform in one.