Whilst pregnant with my last child who is now 4 months old i had to find a pushchair/pram which would fit in my filled zafira - not much of a boot. I fancied a travel system after having the tradition style pram with my first two followed by the travel system for the next two. However knowing the size of them i was determined to find a compact and cheap one. Thats when i came across the Graco Century Travel System it was cheap £99.00 in Argos!! Umbrella fold and came with car set, footmuff and cosy toes. I looked on ebay and managed to get one brand new for 60.00 including postage. Even more of a bargain till i noticed Argos selling them for 50.00. It wasn't till i unpacked it after having the baby and used it i discovered the little problems with them. The car seat sis not have a wedge (a polystyrene wedge that allows the baby to sit more laid back). the padding on the actual car seat was ridiculously thin i could not see how this could be comfortable especially when i then went to the locl babies r us and felt there mosaic range which felt far more comfortable. The handle of the car seat had no comfort grip on it and although i fing that the ones with comfort grip do not help that much this one was terrible my hand hurt within the first 15 mins of carrying it and the handle felt all wrong as though it was in the wrong position nt comfortable or easy to carry even to the car!!! The hood on the car seat was really flimsy and had no support in it, even the wind was able to push it down. The raincover sat on the edge of the pushchair hood which was made of thin material and leaked really easily The two hoods, one of the pushchair and the car seat one did not meet even by far and again the wind just whistle in and straight onto the baby!! Again the handles of the pushchair dod not feel right they felt too high although i am only small. The other huge problem i found which is very important was the removal of the car seat of the pushchair!! With this pushchair you have to push the buttons in on each side of the car seat and lift the pushchair all at the same time!!! On your own, how are you supposed to manage that one!!!
All in all a cheap little pushchair but within 4 days i had gone to Babies R Us and purchased the Graco Mosaic Travel System. Yes more money but worth the value.
Therefore i am warning anyone looking into purchasing this pushchair don't spend it bit more and get one which will keep baby comfortable and warm!!!!