Spink i know how you feel, i never WANTED a p&t but once i'd sold my other pushchairs including a side by side double i realised i needed something. I didn't want a p&t as you see them everywhere, and they just look like a 'utility' pushchair to me. i like 'pretty' pushchairs or something luxurious nicely padded etc, etc. My hubby suggested the camo blue, don't know why he did. It came and i loved the different colour! I've not seen one in the flesh before. Then i used it for the first time and what a liberation. The boys are happy in it (ds2 is 2.8yrs, ds3 is 14m) it is so easy to push even uphill with my two chunky lads in it! I don't find it much heavier with them both in or just with my 14m old in. its easy to steer one handed and hold onto my son, its good offroad, easy to keep clean! i could go on and on! I bought mine from the oxford pram centre and cannot recommend them highly enough, a good deal and great c/s. Right essay over now!! Oh you can accessorise them too and funk them up a bit! www.picturetrail.com/nicolaspushchairs
I'm with you Nicola. I am always raving about P&T. I have had an E3 for nearly 4 years now but have replaced the seat and funked it up. It looks like new and my youngest is nearly out of it. Will use it again for baby number 4.
ooh, thanks, I'm warming to it a little... give me more!! pramspotter - if you were getting one now, would you go for the Vibe or Sport?
Having thought about it, I think my real agenda is that I want to be told the Sport is great, in fact prob better than the Vibe, as it is so much more affordable. One of my reservations is that I would need to fold it every time I come home (live in a house converted into flats and the neighbours would be if we left an open buggy in the hall) - is it a real PITA to take the doubles bit off the Sport so you can fold it?
It is pretty easy. You need two hands though. You push down on a little metal button thing on each side at the same time and slide it out.
I would go for the sport if I had to buy one again. But I think my e3 will last forever. The only reason I needed to replace the bits that I have replaced are because I have been using it for years and my kids are uber destructive and messy. It has been going strong for nearly 4 years. People either love or hate P&T. I love mine.
baby would have to go on the floor while I folded.. I don't mind 2-handed folding, most buggies are aren't they? As long as it is quick and easy. It's only if I am red faced and swearing because it's so complicated that I'd be put off!!
i've never folded mine as i don't drive lol!! They aren't too bad though to do from memory once you get the knack. don't trap your fingers are you are ok. The wheels come off too (handy when wheels have got muddy) and save space in boot.
I have the Vibe, I love it. Is it worth the extra? I'm not sure, depends on how tight money is. It has bigger, more comfy seats. The hood is massive, which I like. The handle brake is really good, much better than the sport. On the other hand the Sport is a fair bit smaller. My Vibe won't fit through my friend's door, but her sport will fit. Having said that, it's the only door I haven't fit through.
The Vibe folds with the doubles seat on, but this makes folding a bit of a faff, and sounds better than it is. Like others said, it's easy to get the seat on and off.