Ours is a fabulous red with black. It was last season's colour which meant that it was less than half price in John Lewis as it was the last one and I bought it there and then...like I said impulse buy (but not without reason - our pram chassis had just collapsed in a heap and we struggled to get it fit to carry on the for the rest of that day and ds3 was only 3 weeks old with a heap of newborn gift money to spend). Normally quite nervous about big purchases and agonise for ages but I just did it and haven't looked back.
This isnt helping. At this rate I will have to buy both Thanks though. I feel more drawn to the jane because it is pretty and the MB is a bit industrial. But attracted to the sturdy nature of MB and annoyed at small inaccessible shopping basket on jane.
They are both fab, you might be worth trying both right enough If I had to pick one though it would be the Slalom as you can push it easily when folded (I know no-one else thinks of this but it's important when your car is parked 100 metres from your house!!) and also I think it's a nicer seat for smaller babies just out of carrycot, much more support.
I've had a MB Urban (not Elite, weren't available when I bought it) for over 2 years and it's bomb-proof.
Really well made, good quality fabric & frame, had no faults/problems whatsoever, have taken it EVERYWHERE (beach, countryside, shops etc) It can cope with anything. So easy to push. You can even hose down the fabric if needed.
Shopping basket huge, love the adjustable handle, good quality raincover which actually stays on.
Baby/toddler doesn't slouch in the roomy seat, DS only 19mths but almost 2.5 stone and has loads of room left. DD 4.4 can still fit in it and I could still push it easily, although she isn't allowed
Few friends have had Janes and ALL have had probs with front wheel. Fabric looks tacky compared to the MB. Basket is small. Their babies always seemed to slide/slump down in the seat when younger.
I had a Jane Powertrack and now an MB urban single (and a double, come to that). Hands down the MB. Just better built all round. If you're concerned about looks on the MB, just get a buggy snuggle in a nice bright colour! Shopping basket on the MB is great, both the ds's have been v.comfy in it, we've had ours from new for 2 years, in pristine condition. Just sooooo easy to push and fold. I found the Jane a PITA to fold but the slalom might have improved. I think the Jane was all flash and the MB is just 100% well made buggy. Which is why we just bought a 2nd hand, v.well used double which still does the job v.v.well.