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Help to decide on the stroller !!!

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I swear by my stokke. Love that stroller
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We have the nuna mixx 2 and love it as a single stroller. Use it with the nuna pipa infant car seat.
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Easy. The cheapest one and whatever you saved put that into the RESP

Don't waste your money for an item that's used for 3 yrs.
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rfdrfd wrote: Easy. The cheapest one and whatever you saved put that into the RESP

Don't waste your money for an item that's used for 3 yrs.
I think it depends on the lifestyle of the OP. If you have to be using that thing everyday, say you walk a lot downtown, or you'll be taking it in and out of the trunk often, the cheapest may not be the best option if you dread using it everyday (my friend that got the City Select when it was only the first kid) or it brakes down on you.
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Tsanger wrote:
Mar 21st, 2018 4:54 pm
I think it depends on the lifestyle of the OP. If you have to be using that thing everyday, say you walk a lot downtown, or you'll be taking it in and out of the trunk often, the cheapest may not be the best option if you dread using it everyday (my friend that got the City Select when it was only the first kid) or it brakes down on you.
Very true.

Unless OP is an avid jogger that's seriously jogging with the stroller. A cheap or average priced stroller may or may not break down.

Probably half the price of these fancy ones. So you can buy a replacement if it breaks and still be ahead in total cost.

From experience, I just want to recommend saving money. There's more important things to spend on later in the child's life. Stroller will only be used for 2-3 years.
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We bought the Snap N Go. It is light weight, smooth wheels, big wheels, fits in a cars trunk easily and simply works.

Snap and Go


But I see OPs choices are in the $1k range so I'm guessing this is for status more than function?
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rfdrfd wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 11:56 am
We bought the Snap N Go. It is light weight, smooth wheels, big wheels, fits in a cars trunk easily and simply works.

Snap and Go


But I see OPs choices are in the $1k range so I'm guessing this is for status more than function?
What about when the child outgrows the carseat? It shows this Snap and Go is only for holding carseats.
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rfdrfd wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 11:56 am
We bought the Snap N Go. It is light weight, smooth wheels, big wheels, fits in a cars trunk easily and simply works.

Snap and Go


But I see OPs choices are in the $1k range so I'm guessing this is for status more than function?
That's a car seat carrier not an actual stroller. Those are small wheels actually but winter is over. You will not be using that for very long ( like months). It does its job though and has a big basket.
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I have an Uppababy Vista and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. Also, don't forget that it the higher end strollers has great resale value. Just kijiji and you will be surprised how much they go for. There is a chance that if you keep the stroller in a good condition, the cost-resale value is no different than a mid range stroller, but you got 3 years of Prestige out of it.
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Thought I would bump this up since I'm in the market as well.
Have looked at the Cruz, and so far it looks like there's a problem with vibration / lack of smooth ride? Been finding quite a number of reviews/complaints about this (causing the baby's head to jostle in the stroller).

Right now I'm leaning towards the Nuna Mixx2, though I've read there might be a problem with the canopy, where it pops back up all by itself (when it's fully extended down). I've seen one instance/review of this, so it might be an isolated case.
Looking at the Vista as well, but it seems overpriced, especially since I dont expect to have more than 1 kid. The Bugaboo Bee5 is my 3rd option.
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Uppa baby Vista all the way! We love ours, smooth like butter and huge storage room.
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KennyX wrote:
Apr 5th, 2018 11:06 am
Thought I would bump this up since I'm in the market as well.
Have looked at the Cruz, and so far it looks like there's a problem with vibration / lack of smooth ride? Been finding quite a number of reviews/complaints about this (causing the baby's head to jostle in the stroller).
we have a 2017 Cruz and don't have a problem with jostling the baby.... with the stroller seat nor clicking the bucket car seat onto it
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TeQnoman wrote:
Mar 23rd, 2018 4:26 pm
I have an Uppababy Vista and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. Also, don't forget that it the higher end strollers has great resale value. Just kijiji and you will be surprised how much they go for. There is a chance that if you keep the stroller in a good condition, the cost-resale value is no different than a mid range stroller, but you got 3 years of Prestige out of it.
I have an issue with the ridiculous prices people charge for their used uppababy's. It's not uncommon to find people on kijiji/facebook selling their 2012 vista's for like, $600-700. It's like.... are you trying to tell me you paid $900 for this stroller 6+years ago (correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe uppababy was a lot cheaper a few years ago), got 6 years of use out of it, and are now trying to pawn it off onto someone else for close to the same price you paid for it in 2012? It's just wrong. I know it's ultimately up to the buyer to make an informed decision on whether it's worth it to then to save a few hundred bucks, but still..... A 2012 vista maybe has 3-4 years left in it -- tops -- and they're paying more per year than the original owner who bought it new? Am I missing something here?

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