The fusio is a rubbish pushchair. I advise everyone to stay well away from it. I am surprised they haven't taken the buggy off the market.
I bought mine in 2011. It was brand new and just out on the market. It looked great, everything a baby needed all wrapped up into one buggy. 6 weeks before my baby was born my buggy had arrived. Stupidly j put it away thinking i will set it up when baby is born.
I set up the pushchair 6 weeks later after baby was born. It looked very nice and i coudn't wait to take baby out in it. I used it for the first time and i realised what a piece of junk i had bought. Only two minutes in and the wheels started squeeking. A loud annoying squeek not a faint one at all.
Then the buggy started to feel flimsy as if it could break. I immediately contacted debenhams, the store which i bought it from. They told me that it was too late for refund or exchange. The only thing they could do was send it to graco for repair.
So it was sent back to graco. And then again returned to me. The problems were still there. I sold the buggy on ebay for less than half price.
I would never buy that buggy again, or even take it for free!?!Read moreLess
"Love my pram!…"
I bought the fusio in jazz months before my baby was born when it was on special in babies r us and was horrified by the reviews I saw online, being a first time mum I was terrified I had bought the wrong thing but now my baby boy is here I am relieved to say that I love my travel system! I purchased the easy go carry cot and logico s car seat to go with the pram and I cannot live without it. He sleeps in his carry cot on the pram down stairs during and its really cozy and warm for him and its so simple to attach to the pram base. The car seat is just as easy to attach and I find the pram really easy to steer and handle. Although to begin with it was a bit difficult to collapse I am pleased to say the mechanism has eased and it is collapsed within seconds! Although I have not used the chair that come with the pram yet I have no doubt that I will be just as pleased with it. All in with the carrycot and car seat it was only £350 which is an absolute bargain compared to some other travel systems. I'm certainly happy with my choice of pushchair and suggest people aren't put off by everyone's reviews as everyone has different experiences.Read moreLess
"Please don't waste your money…"
Basically, my son is 5 months old and I have already had to have this pram exchanged as the first one I had of it broke, the wheels kept falling off, it wouldn't fold down, it was getting hard to steer. I then got given a new one of the same pram and this one is worse then my first one, it won't fold down at all with one person doing it as it is so stiff. The wheels feel as if they're going to break. When I got this pram it was half price and now I can tell why. Don't get it! Not worth the money.Read moreLess
"A total waste of money…"
I totally agree with other reviewers that the 3 overwhelmingly good reviews posted on here do not sound at all genuine. Take them with a large helping of salt!
I bought the Fusio because I wanted a very lightweight pushchair that could be used as a travel system and have the option of a forward or parent facing seat. However as seat part of it is far too narrow my average sized son was too big for it at around 5 months. Because of this I think I've used the seat part less than 10 times. It's mainly been used with the car seat.
The wheels started squeeking after it had been used on pavements about 3 times. No amount of lubricant has resolved this problem. Not ideal with a sleeping baby in it! The wheel are very small meaning that it does not go over bumps & kerbs well. If you are not paying attention and hit a bump the whole pushchair almost topples over.
I had to send it off to get it fixed after around 4 months of use as the pin holding the frame together snapped. Not a very durable or well made pushchair in my opinion.
The only redeeming feature of the Fusio is that it is very light and compact when folded. However I would not recommend it to anyone.Read moreLess
"Fantastic idea..........awful to manouvre!!…"
This pushchair has got to be the most difficult one I have ever had!! It is almost impossible to use with the wheels on swivel because as soon as you stop and try to go in another direction, both wheels stick sideways and you have to go to the front and twist them round with your feet.
It's such a shame because I love the fact that it is so compact and it has a rear/forward facing seat, but the design of the wheels is awful. In my opinion the front wheels are too far apart. Also, the back wheels have started to tilt inwards if you move the pushchair backwards.
I'm not normally a negative person but it is so frustrating when you see generic reviews which are basically a load of rubbish.Read moreLess
"Terrible manoeuvrability, don't buy it!…"
I purchased a Graco Fusio Stroller in Abstract red in July 2011 after spending hours trawling the internet looking at buggy specs and reviews. I essentially wanted a lightweight travel system that was parent facing, and easy to fold (preferably with the seat in situ) and manoeuvre so that it was easy to use on public transport in London. I also wanted to avoid the Bugaboo Bee as I just felt they had a monopoly on the market, an over-inflated price tag, and that surely there had to be another option that offered the same functions.
So, my baby was born in August 2011 and by 3 months later I was absolutely at the end of my tether with the Fusio. Thank goodness we also had bought a baby sling to use. My mother used to joke that my catch phrase was 'I hate this buggy...with a passion!'. Here's why:
- it was extremely difficult to manoeuvre in real life (in the shop to an unexperienced first time pregnant mum it felt fine), so much so that it became a handicap when out and about.
- its wheels locked when trying to turn it in smaller spaces so it was a nightmare in shops, unable to back-up or turn to get out of people's way.
- it would not roll over bumps of even half an inch, so I had to keep lifting it when walking along paved London streets! You need two hands and great focus at all times in order to push it along as it bumps all over the place and tips up when the wheels hit a raised bit of pavement! This was particularly dangerous when crossing the road at a zebra crossing as cars expect you to be able to walk easily across without having to stop and lift the front wheels over the slight bump onto the pavement, and so they started to drive over the crossing whilst I was still trying to get the buggy to go up onto the pavement.
- due to the terrible manoeuvrability it actually felt really heavy to push, despite it being a lightweight buggy.
- although the seat section was really narrow (in quite an ugly way actually) the frame was not that narrow at all.
- although it was brand new the right handle started to stick really early on, and this meant we were sometimes unable to fold or unfold the stroller. This was extremely difficult and frustrating when out and about with a newborn.
Thankfully when my baby was 3 months old I was able to get a full refund for the Fusio. We then opted for an ICandy Cherry and I could not be happier with it! It just feels so light and like a dream to push in comparison to the Fusio. (I realised that I never have to fold the buggy while on buses so don't need a seat that folds when in situ, which was why we had initially rejected the Cherry in our first buggy search).
Unfortunately when we first purchased the Fusio it was a new product and there were limited reviews on the internet...and I think we were mislead by some of the positive reviews (and possibly not impartial reviews as noted by the previous reviewer here??) that kept being repeated on various websites. I'm guilty of reading reviews and never writing them, but I was so unhappy with the Graco Fusio that I just have to let others know the problems with it.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Humm, you ladies love your Graco don't you? And you're…"
Humm, you ladies love your Graco don't you? And you're so industrious, imagine, the three of you have bothered to sign on and leave an identical review on, ooh, at least five other sites I've visited for sales and reviews.
Am not entirely convinced you're impartial...Read moreLess
6 people found this review helpful.
"As a mummy to three children, ranging fom 8 down…"
As a mummy to three children, ranging fom 8 down to just turned 1, I have been through no less than 40 different pushchairs. From the small folding compact stroller, through to the all changing 9 in 1 travel system. Some call me a buggyholic, I personally call myself a buggy lover.
My first thoughts on the Graco Fusio was amazement on how small the box was. My thoughts were surely there has got to be more boxes, they must of forgot to send me half of it. But opening it up, it all came clear.
As you open the box, the contents are, a newbornh liner for the newborn baby, a rain cover, an apron and a footmuff. Then there is the actual pushchair.
Not being very technically minded, I was very concerned that I wouldn't be able to assemble it and that Mr P, who is a mechanic, would be called in aided with tools. But I need not fear, it was so easy my 8 year old could of completed it and then laughed at me for it being too easy. All you have to do it simply pop the wheels on! Amazingly simple even for me!
This buggy is a brilliant buy. It does everything you need it to. It is suitable not only for the newborn baby but also for the growing toddler. There is no need to buy a smaller stroller as your child grows.
It fold downs so compact it fits easily in the boot of a car, I have a Vauxhall Astra sporthatch and there is still loads of room for the all important shopping! It is easy to fold down, just pull up the rear handle behind the seat and squeeze the handles and its down! There is no need to remove the seat unit, which is amazing.
The Fusio is so easy to push. It glides easily through aisles in shops, without taking half of the shop with you! The wheels can be turned to static mode on the front if you so wish, but personally I found the swivel wheels so light and they actually went where you wanted them too, no wonky wheel syndrome!
The seat unit easily changes from rear facing to forward facing with just a squeeze of a button. Perfect. The pushchair comes complete with a newborn liner snuggle insert, making it cozy and supportive for the new baby. This makes the pushchair into a pramette without a need for buying anything else. It also has an apron which you can put on the front so combined with the large hood, the wind won't get to baby. There is also harness covers so the straps don't rub against baby, I found these really handy for my active baby who frequently moves around looking at the world.
The seat is height adjustable with just a squeeze of a button on the rear of a seat. There is so many options, from lying flat to sitting up just a little for the younger baby, to the full upright position for a nosey toddler!
You can add a Graco carseat (Logico S HP) which just fits on top on the pushchair, meaning that you can transfer baby from the car to the pushchair without having to wake them.
All of the wheels are completely removable, so those trips to the muddy park don't result in needing to have your car boot valeted! They are so easy to take off, you simply push in the button, and they simply pop back on with a click!
The handles are rotating, meaning you can have them at just the right angle for you. I was concerned at first about there being no adjustable height, due to being only 5'1 myself and my husband being 6'4! But they really do suit us both.
The straps are easily adjusted and once by baby was strapped in, he was very secure, I had no worries about him being able to escape. There is also a bumper bar on the front which makes them seem even safer and is great for hanging toys on to keep baby amused!
I can't find anything bad to say about the Graco Fusio. I can hardly believe all these years of trying different pushchairs and wasting so much money and this was what we needed right from the start. My advice to you? Don't waste your money buying lots of different pushchairs, this does everything you will ever need.Read moreLess
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"My one year old daughter, Grace, and I have been…"
My one year old daughter, Grace, and I have been using Graco's newest offering to the pushchair market for nearly 3 weeks now, and we are pleased to say the Fusio is a big hit - with both me and her!
First and foremost, the Fusio looks wonderful. The Fusio comes in two colour combinations (black and grey and black and red - we have the latter) and the modern print brings a new dimension to the classic Graco brand as we all know it. My very first travel system when I had my first daughter eight years ago was a Graco and I can tell you they have come an awful long way! The pushchair was very easy to assemble out of the box; it must have been as I managed to complete the whole task without once asking for my husband's help.
The Fusio is very light at just 6.5kg and folds up really small (I have a HUGE car because I have a lot of kids, but if you have a small car this would be great for you!). I don't use public transport, but I would think this would be a doddle to get on and off buses etc. It also stands up on its own when it's folded up which I think is brill, no more having to sling my buggy in the downstairs cupboard out of sight; I can just tuck it neatly behind the dining room door.
The major selling point of this pushchair is the fact the seat unit is reversible - baby can either face you or face outwards. The process of changing the direction of the seat unit is incredibly easy and literally takes 30 seconds to do. Grace prefers to be facing outwards as she is very nosy and likes to watch what her brothers and sister are doing when we are out and about, but had I had this when she was smaller the fact she could face either way would be a huge bonus.
The handling of the pushchair is fab, I can easily push it one-handed and the handles are multi-positional so you can rotate them to suit you (and are also perfect for hanging lots of shopping from ;-) ). The shopping basket is a good size and I can easily fit in anything I might need to carry with me. Obviously I can't give you a firsthand account of how comfortable it is on the move, but Grace seems very happy and the spring suspension seems to make for a lovely ride. The main seat is padded and has a 5 point harness which was easy to work out first time. The seat itself has four positions, from upright to fully reclined, there is a simply a handle on the back of the seat to move it up and down. Grace spends most of her time in the upright position these days, she doesn't sleep very much (day or night - but that's another story altogether!)
I love the fact that this pushchair comes with everything you will need; it comes with a beautifully thick and cosy coordinating foot muff, a rain cover, coordinating apron and snugly newborn liner. The pushchair I owned previous to this one didn't come with any of the accessories I needed it to have and those cost me overRead moreLess