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Diono Radian RXT $199

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Pretty good deal on the Diono Radian RXT. Looks like the only color combos are black plum and black scarlet, but a good price for a solid seat. Works from birth to booster, so could be the only seat you ever buy. (Still recommend an infant travel system for when they're little) I have one Radian 3 RXT, two Radian RXT and one Rainier myself. Love them all. Only real downside I've had is weight, and angle. Weight you can't really do much about, but its only an issue when we travel. Angle, we bought the angle adjuster and made a world of difference. I highly recommend it.

*Edit: The Shadow color is back in stock

https://us.diono.com/product/radian-rxt/
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Looks like they discontinued the RXT and it'll be the 3RXT from here on out? Seem like the same seat in most respects. Really like my 3RXT we just bought a couple weeks back on a recent sale.
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Not that it matters to many Diono owners, but this is the lowest rated car seats on Consumer Reports.

For those who aren't members of the site, here were the criticisms:

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-Heavy and long seat
-Very difficult to securely install rear-facing and lacks recline indicator
-Requires separate rear-facing platform (included) to be attached to the seat to achieve correct recline
-The shoulder belt guide used in booster mode is awkward to use and causes the belt to fold and bind within it, causing the shoulder belt to lay slack - a safety concern.

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I own this, as well as the Evenflo Symphony (Radian in my car, Evenflo in my wife's car). Personally, I think the car seat is ok. It's not THAT difficult to install once you get used to it. I've taken it out a few times. It is pretty heavy though... some people consider that a plus given all the steel used in the construction. To many, it's a negative though.. as the carseat will move a lot more (swings in turns) unless it's strapped in VERY tightly. I appreciate how narrow the car seat is, but overall, I would probably buy another Evenflo Symphony. It's a more comfortable car seat for my kid. The cup holders are way better. It was easier to install. And it was cheaper by a lot. To consumer reports credit (which I only saw the reviews for after buying both car seats), the Radian RXT is ranked in dead last place, and the Evenflo Symphony is 3rd place. If I had read their advice earlier, I probably would have saved some money and just bought Evenflos.
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I love my Diono Rainier. And both the Rainier and Radian get excellent reviews from many other child safety websites.
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