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    Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    The Radian XT is $279 vs $219 for Radian 65
    Is it really worth the extra money?

    With BRU 20% the XT is $224 & Radian 65 is $176!!
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Does BRU carry it? In store? Hmmm...

    Yes, I think it's worth it. $60 worth it. But I've seen 65s way cheaper than that, so I don't know if it's worth $100 for most people It is for me just to get the Rio cover
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    I think it is, but I like the wings. My kids like resting their heads on them when they are sleeping.

    I have had a Radian 65 (crashed ), an 80 and 2XTs though and I have really liked them all. I am going to be replacing DS's marathon with a Radian 65 soon. I would love to get another XT but I can not spend the extra on a seat that is used once or twice a month in a car that has head curtain airbags.

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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Does BRU carry it? In store? Hmmm...

    Yes, I think it's worth it. $60 worth it. But I've seen 65s way cheaper than that, so I don't know if it's worth $100 for most people It is for me just to get the Rio cover
    I don't know of any BRU around here that carry the Radian so I would have to pay shipping
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    IMO, yes. I really like the wings, it's a huge design improvement IMO.
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    IMO, yes. I really like the wings, it's a huge design improvement IMO.
    Do you know if the Radian XT would install rf in the 3rd row of the Sedona?
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    I like my XT and SIP is almost always worth it to me.
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by firemomof3 View Post
    Do you know if the Radian XT would install rf in the 3rd row of the Sedona?
    I'll try it tonight. I think it does work outboard, but I honestly can't remember.
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    I'll try it tonight. I think it does work outboard, but I honestly can't remember.
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    No problem RFing outboard
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Yes, I definately think its worth it

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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Thanks everyone. I guess I'll be ordering an XT then...oh boy thats a lot of money though. Little scared
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Definately worth it. For comfort alone for DS, I'd have paid the extra money. But when you see how much better your DC's head is protected over the regular Radian- there's just no question, IMO.
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZephyrBlue View Post
    Definately worth it. For comfort alone for DS, I'd have paid the extra money. But when you see how much better your DC's head is protected over the regular Radian- there's just no question, IMO.
    This was also my thinking. The extra protection for my little man's head is so important to me. And, really it wasn't that expensive...less expensive then the blvd I bought like 4mo. ago
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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Ok, so everyone keeps talking about the 15% off at BRU. I finally found the coupon on their website, but it only let's me print it out and I don't see a coupon code. Can these only be used in the store or online as well?? I'm confused.

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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by *jen* View Post
    Ok, so everyone keeps talking about the 15% off at BRU. I finally found the coupon on their website, but it only let's me print it out and I don't see a coupon code. Can these only be used in the store or online as well?? I'm confused.
    Others are talking about a 20% off code. MY 'puter is being silly and wont; click through but if you search "BRU" about 5 down is 'OHH! 20% off at BRU', the code is on the top of the thread.

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    Re: Is the Radian XT worth the extra $?

    Quote Originally Posted by firemomof3 View Post
    The Radian XT is $279 vs $219 for Radian 65
    Is it really worth the extra money?

    With BRU 20% the XT is $224 & Radian 65 is $176!!
    I don't see the xt or 65 at BRU only two 80's a princess and super cool...

    nm it is called "radianxt" so a search for "radian" got me nada.... silly people!

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