I just wanted to put it out there that my Maxi-Cosi (owned by Dorel) is a piece of GARBAGE. I liked it in general, but the fabric on the wings from top to bottom is a kind of jersey-ish fabric. It seemed nice and soft at first...and now at 19 months it has completely disintegrated, to the point where it just ripped open entirely down the arm seams and is now unusable. And they won't replace it--warranty is 12 months, and yes I did ask anyway!
I'm pretty sure that a car seat that doesn't even last until your kid is two years old can be classified as a piece of garbage.
I went ahead and bought her a Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 to replace it so that I won't have to buy ANOTHER seat in a little over a year or whatever. This one should last forever. So far I like it.
I decided to pursue my complaint a little further, and they have finally agreed to send me a replacement seat cover. I'm really happy to report that their customer service was good after all, and I can recommend this seat again. Since I already have the Nautilus now, I can give the cheapo Cosco Scenera to my mom for the days when she watches Addy, and put the Priori in the truck--that will make me feel better, since the truck already makes me a little nervous, and having a better seat in there will be good.