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Those of you with small cars, which pram/travel system did you get?

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Esme11 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:17:27

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dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:19:18

Babyjogger citymini pushchair with maxi cosi car seat

Petite star zia

Quinny Zapp xtra

dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:19:38

Maybe a bugaboo bee?

dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:20:34

Also your "local pram store" is only going to advise on what they have.

Have you tried John Lewis?

ethelina Mon 13-Dec-10 15:21:46

Well its not strictly a travel system but my Babyjogger City Mini fits in the boot of my Mini Cooper if I take the front wheel off, and you can buy an adaptor to take a Maxi-Cosi carseat making it a travel system. (I never did though)

dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:22:27

this is a thread on moneysavingexpert

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 13-Dec-10 15:22:29

The loola goes pretty small, not sure if it's small enough to go in your boot but worth a look? What about the Maclaran
s? Some of those are suitable form birth.

Other than that, do you have a split rear seat? Could you fold half down to make more space?

dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:23:23

I can't express how great the BJCM really is and taking a wheel off is sooooooo easy.

systemsaddict Mon 13-Dec-10 15:25:18

Zapp. Loved it.

bessie26 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:25:48

I had a Polo & could get the Quinny in the boot if I took the wheels off.

Maxicosi car seat fitted in with the ISOfix on the back seat too.

Have you asked at Mothercare? We found the assistants to be very helpful

saintava Mon 13-Dec-10 15:26:13

We have a VW Fox and my next door neighbour has a KA, and we both have the maxi-cosi streety travel system, it folds down soooo small, is really light too so easy to put in and out of the boot - have used it for a year now, and although it is a little bigger now that using it as a pushchair all the time, it still folds so small.

The travel system I originally wanted, and luckily decided to try before I bought, didn't fit in my boot, so was recommended this one by the shop, and am really pleased with it smile

Esme11 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:26:16

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dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:27:47

OP Please dont be tempted to do a split seat. Its so dangerous in the event of an accident. I think it was you who had a post about this before. Glad you are reconsidering your original choice.

If you put Ford Ka pushchair into google lots of forum posts come up.

Good Luck!

Esme11 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:28:22

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Esme11 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:29:22

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dietcokesholidaysarecoming Mon 13-Dec-10 15:31:08

I have a BJCM and it is really easy to use. Would be my first choice if it fitted in your boot.

Zapp. I had a second hand one and found it filmsy.The frame had become too "bouncy". Putting up and down kerbs I thought it was going to break!

Petite Star Zia only played with in shops but reckon the frame could go same way as Zapp.

PaisleyLeaf Mon 13-Dec-10 15:34:58

I was happy using a sling then a stroller.

saintava Mon 13-Dec-10 15:36:10

I now have the additional problem of possibly having to find a double that will fit in my car, as I am 15 weeks pregnant, DD will only be 17 months old when second one comes along, though as she has just started walking on and off, maybe I could get away with a buggy board (not going to worry until nearer the time though!)

ethelina Mon 13-Dec-10 15:36:23

No experience of the others but the BJCM is excellent.

LadyintheRadiator Mon 13-Dec-10 15:39:02

I have a Bee+ as my boot is tiny, I would've loved a carrycot for my three-wheeler but that measn taking the wheel off each time which is a PITA - anyway the Bee is great, am v happy and can see it being used until we don't need a pushchair anymore.

greentig3r Mon 13-Dec-10 15:46:36

We had same problem and went for Baby Jogger City Mini and a Group 0/1+ car seat, so no travel system (though as someone posted, you can do this if you buy adaptors).

Esme11 Mon 13-Dec-10 15:54:56

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Sugarmuppet Mon 13-Dec-10 15:59:40

icandy Cherry fits in the boot of my Mini with room to spare, can't image many boots are smaller! And its a fantastic pram!

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Mon 13-Dec-10 16:04:02

I have the same car and have a Bugaboo Bee - it was the only one I could find that fit after much searching.

mejon Mon 13-Dec-10 18:23:51

I had an iCandy Apple and a Renault Clio. It would lie down flat in the boot if I took one wheel off or it could fit standing up on its side. Not much room for anything else though!

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