I will NEVER EVER buy Evenflo anything ever again because of this carseat base. The carseat that came with this base was very flimsy but I believe because of this crappy design, our base started BREAKING after just 6 months! And my daughter was very very small- a month premature. So there's not excuse for it to start breaking after such a short time. Terrible design. It hurt my back to get the carseat in and out of this base as well. Over all, one of the worst products I've ever encountered.