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Thanks Honeydragon - not in a mad rush, am only 20wks pregnant! I think this is the one purchase that I want to be right. Everything else can be cheap, but I want a decent buggy. Will stick to my Bugaboo saved search on EBay and hope for a bargain. Total newbie to this - which is best, or are they all good? Any Bugaboos to avoid?
I know you don't need to be told this again but I can't help it-don't get a Buzz! They are really terrible pushchairs. I don't know what you mean about the umbrella thing, especially because they're so difficult to put up or down.
I have a Bugaboo Gecko and I love it! I think the Frog is a tad narrower but I'm not sure. I bought my Gecko for £129 on eBay including all the accessories. I sold the changing bag because I always use my handbag and made £10 back. You'd easily get a Bee on eBay for less than £250. I don't have any experience with them but everyone seems to love the Bee+ although the wheels aren't like the Cameleon/Frog/Gecko, so maybe that's out. You may well get a Cameleon in your budget but I'm not entirely convinced they're worth the extra money to be honest.
All in all, I'd stick to looking for a Frog or Gecko.
Thanks aswellasyou, that's really useful. I'm well warned off the Buzz now - it just looks so nice on the internet and Quinny seems a high-end name, so thought would be good. If I can get a Bugaboo for under budget and if there's nothing else comparable, then Bugaboo it shall be for my pfb!
I've had the frog and the cam 2nd gen, I loved the frog but rate the cam chassis much mire on the 2nd gen. It's very easy to use, and it has the adjustable handle bar. Also the 2nd gen has foam wheels but pushes fantastically.
Frog lovely but more growing room with the cam too. Not tried the gecko though.
The width of the Frog and Cameleon is identical as i swapped seats frames between the two chassis's...The Cameleon seat frame is exactly 2" longer so not much in it...Geckos don't have bumper bars which i find invaluable...I found the frog much nicer to push than the Cameleon whether or not it had air or foam tryres, as i had both...At 5' 2" i found the Frog handle a tad high but then i do like very very low handles...The snow wheels are brilliant though a bit faffy when you need to fold...The foam wheels fit onto a Frog Chassis...Cameleon customs can be used on the Frog.