I've wanted an UPPAbaby Vista forever. My first children were twins, so it was out of the question that time and now that I'm pregnant again I've been dead set on getting one for this baby. As much as I'm in love with this stroller, I have some doubts. One, we live in the suburbs and are highly car dependent. I have a large SUV, but now that I'm moving my older kids to the 3rd row, trunk space will be limited. The UBV will fit, but it will certainly make things cramped for groceries and other items. Also, I've watched several people lifting it in and out of SUV's lately and it seems pretty cumbersome and heavy for daily use. While do go on some walks on terrain, most of my stroller use will be in and out of preschool and things like the zoo or other activities with my 3 year olds which is mostly flat surface. Also, DH and I are 6'6'' and 5'11'', so the height has always appealed to me. We will also most likely have a very long baby, so the bassinet probably won't be used for long.
I've now started to think about just getting a Maclaren Techno XT and seeing if I need more. I found a great deal for one at $200 new and it appears to be a better option for every day use in and out of the car, good for tall parents and still a sturdy stroller. I'd need to get a snap and go for a few months too, but again, my tall kiddos are typically out of infant seats by 6 mos at the latest anyway. I'm just hesitating because I hate to drop $700 on a stroller that might not be right for our lifestyle, but yet again, I'm in love with the UBV.
Anyone have any thoughts???