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    CPS Technician Mae's Avatar
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    How's the Regent?

    Any pros/cons? Is is easy/hard to install?
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    Re: How's the Regent?

    Pre-Advisory-GREAT IF you can get your hands on one with a DOM of 06-19-2007 or before. Most likely not going to happen, unless you find one in swap of course.

    Post-Advisory-it definatly has its quirks, but can be over-came with patience and practice. There are two different belt paths that MUST be used as well as the recline bar (pre-advisory it didn't matter) which can cause some to want to throw it across the drive-way.

    We our Regent and at the time we bought it (late May 2007) it was the only seat on the market to get Josef to age six in a harness. He is, and still does, have a fairly long torso, so the Regent it was!

    It is a HUGE seat, NOT three-across friendly (unless you have a very large backseat) so be prepared for a beast!
    Crystal, SAHM to J age 8yrs11months/49.25"/55lbs/Blue Opal Recaro ProBoosterand Orange OSPKWY

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    Re: How's the Regent?

    Installation can be a breeze, but it can also be a PITA. It depends on a lot of factors. I think they're fun, but I'm a nerd

    Like PP said, there are restrictions on how you install it, presuming you get a new one. (Long belt path for under 40 lbs, short path for over, recline bar must be used, tether must be used for short-belt-path lap-shoulder installs, and lap-only installs over 50 lbs.)

    Highest harness height that you'll find. It takes up a lot of room.

    It sits VERY low, so even though it has tall slots, it's a great choice if you're concerned about seeing out the rear window.

    I had a Regent, Nautilus, and SafeGuard and needed to get rid of one. I wound up getting rid of the Regent because my DS preferred the other two (because of the cup holders and the "novelty" of the SafeGuard), but I the Regent. I would have kept that one if I had left it up to myself.

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    Re: How's the Regent?

    I bought our Regent during the Britax sale earlier this year. It wasn't fun to install, but I did do it and by myself. But once installed, I am not moving it at all. If needed our Decathalon is the one to switch among the cars.

    K LOVES his seat, is super comfortable in it. K can easily get in and out of the seat because it is lower-he loved that. When we bought it I knew it was big and might be a problem to install, so there were no surprises for me. I had considered the Frontier, but didn't love the fit for K. I tested a couple of my friends Regents and just thought the fit would be better long term for K. The only con is that it doesn't have a cup holder and that isn't really a con with the seat itself. Oh and it can't be taken on planes, but again that is where our other seat comes into play.

    I'm very happy with our Regent.
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    Re: How's the Regent?

    The regent is the lazy boy of carseats. Seriously. That thing is so comfy, *I* would have crawled in it and fallen asleep.

    I didn't mind the installation, but then again, I'm a self proclaimed nerd also. I did fight with the thing (actually two of them) for over an hour trying to get each in LBP with the recline bar in my dodge grand caravan for twin 5 year olds I was watching. The seat belt was just a few inches too short but I finally got the recline bar smashed into the seat so far that it worked.

    I could get three across with two radians in my spectra.
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    Re: How's the Regent?

    having a long-torsoed dd, I'd say we're very happy with our Regents

    I've installed them in a 91 and 92 Honda Accord, a 99 Ford Taurus, an 06 Taurus, and an 03 Accord all using the short belt path (dd was well over 40 lbs.)

    early on, we used the long belt path with just the lap belts in the older Hondas, but it worked

    her torso growth has slowed a bit--thought for sure she'd be outgrowing the seat by age six, but her shoulders are still a good 1/2" below the top slots

    she outgrew her MA by height at 4, 44" and 45 lbs.

    **sigh** most of her classmates are smaller and are riding in nothing or a LBB.......we're in a 6/60 state.....many of her classmates have turned six already.....
    ~~Kris
    recently expired CPST & mama to CC~age 6, 48", 61 lbs., happily harnessed in top slots of a Regent and riding in a Vivo

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    Re: How's the Regent?

    I think it's less dependant on the Regent than on your vehicle. My post-advisory Regent installs in my Suburban in about 90 seconds. In my IL's Mercedes SUV it takes ten minutes and two people.
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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    Re: How's the Regent?

    DD loves her Regent. When given the choice of the Regent or her Vivo for a road trip, she always chooses the Regent. She says it is comfy.

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    Re: How's the Regent?

    I have a pre-advisory regent and other than being a HUGE seat it's been great. It's pretty easy to install once you get the hang of it. I've had it in several vehicles, and it installs easily somewhere in each one. We've used it in an 05 Ford Expedition, a 00 Chevrolet Impala, an 03 Toyota Rav-4, an 03 Ford F-150 (with 4 doors and a full backseat), and an 03 or 04 Toyota Camry. I've actually used it in a 3 across in the Expedition and the Impala.



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