Product Type: Graco prams, pushchairs and strollers
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expected a racehorse but more like a mule
Member Name: jorja
Date: 09/07/02, updated on 09/07/02 (362 review reads)
Advantages: lies back, light, easy to fold
Disadvantages: difficult to maneouvre
I purchased the graco city-sport in January of this year and have only used it for infrequent trips to the city, shopping. I have always found it very difficult to manouvre, either in the locked or unlocked wheel position but I just accepted this for the convenience of having a pushchair that was easy to lift and get in and out of my car. I also very much appreciate the lie-back facility which is brilliant when the little one falls asleep. However, the real test came when we took it holiday this year and was using every day. Rather than flow, we ended up having to lift and lunge the pushchair in order to get it round corners or guide it in a different direction and it got to the pont that we feared one of the back wheels was on the verge of coming off. We actually made enquiries about hiring a buggy but didn't have to go so far as we resorted to lifting the buggy up and down kerbs (husband in front, me holding back). After our holiday we returned it to the shop and it has been sent back for repair. I am hoping that this is not a basic fault of the buggy in its design and rather it is the particular buggy I purchased, but when I spoke to another woman who had purchased same buggy she too expressed problems with the back axle and feared buggy was lopping to one side. I have never overloaded the buggy as I have a much sturdier pram for heavy shopping. Anyhow, we shall soon see but it appears that some citysports fare better than others. Another disadvantage is that sometimes I find it very difficult to get child out of buggy. When I unfasten the harness he slips between the front bar and the seat.