I just have a few questions about the older style mountain buggy, with the fixed handle. I have been offered a second hand one and do like the look of it, but haven't actually seen it in the flesh yet. I went to our local buggy shop yesterday to have a look at the newer style one, and it seems very wide. Is this the case with the older one? I can't seem to find a website that does a comparison. Are there any other major differences?
We've just bought the new mountain buggy twin because we do so much mileage with our quinny that we have literally worn it out in 18 months! The mountain buggy looks like a good buy. Sturdy and simple, less to go wrong. Go for it if it's in good condition. you can always ebay it afterwards.
Flightputsonahat - where did you hear about the material fraying... this is one of my main bug bears with our current single buggy