You might not know it from around here, but being a dad's not all strung out Muppets, molded plywood and vintage station wagons.
Sometimes a guy just wants to know which infant car seat to get. Actually, two guys want to know that; both friends who are expecting their first kids in a matter of days and months.
So maybe you could help a brother out by saying what car seat you got, and why it does or doesn't work for you?
Ours was the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio, an EU model which was compatible from 0-15 months or so. [The closest thing available in the US is the Maxi-Cosi Mico.]
We loved it, because it was pretty light, had non-heinous fabric, and had adapters for our stroller. Also, it had this amazing nylon sunshade canopy that tucked out of sight.