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    Budget Car Seat for tall 2 year old and small car?

    Argh! I've been researching seats for months (with great help from people on here!), had finally settled on the Cosco Scenera 40RF, only to find it's been discontinued when I went to buy it.

    DS just turned 2 and currently sits in a Combi Coccoro RFing in my Jeep Wrangler. He's 35.5" tall as of his appt a week ago, and his sister (due next month) will be taking his CC (only rated to 36" RF anyway), so we need to get him a new seat. I LOVE the CC and it seems to be the only seat we found that fits really comfortably in my Jeep, but it's only rated to 40" FFing so even if we turn him around/get a 2nd one it won't last long enough. If I can find something rated taller to keep him RFing, I'd love to, but budget is VERY tight and it looks like almost everything we've looked at is only rated to 36" RFing. We have a Radian in DH's car and it doesn't fit RFing in my Jeep. Any alternatives to Scenera that are hopefully <$100 and small? Their new Apt is way too wide.

    I was looking at the Guide 65 - specs say seat isn't that wide, but it looks huge in pictures, especially in terms of seat size back to front, and many of the seats we've tried to put in my car, while they technically fit, are so bulky on the sides that I can't actually get to him to get him in and out if he's RFing...

    ETA: Sorry, should mention he's a skinny marink - 26 lbs. So I'm not worried about weight limits, just height.

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