I used this car seat for my ds and it was great. Ds was really comfy in it and it was quite easy to fit in the car. We also had the linear freeway pram which I loved. However, the handle snapped after 13 months of use. The company repaired it for free but I'm not sure how long it will last again for next baby.
We had the Ventura for DD (also had/have the Freeway Linear pram). Liked the car seat a lot. Looking at friends Maxi Cosi's and comparing them, ok so the ventura doesn't come in snazzy colours, but so what? Did the job alright. Bit of a knack fitting it into the car but don't they all? Once you've done it a few times, it's easy. We have a Fiesta and a Focus and fitted into both no problems.
Make sure you are buying the latest colour/model as the first version was only a group 0 car seat (only up to 22lbs). The newer version is suitable up to a 29lbs baby and so will make sure your baby will be big enough for the next stage car seat. If you are buying from a highstreet store this shouldn't be an issue, but if you are buying second hand or from somewhere selling one very cheaply then better check!