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    Thread: Post your A3 Baby Seat + Stroller

    1. 02-02-2009 01:52 PM #1
      I tried searching for what ppl use and they are all scattered across numerous posts so I figured we could consolidate all of this into one post.

      My wife is 6+ months pregnant and we are shopping around for a stroller and baby seat. So post what brand + model stroller and baby seat you guys are using!


      Confirmed Strollers/Travel Systems that fit in the trunk (Brand - Model):
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      Peg Perego - Pliko P3
      Peg Perego - Venezia MT
      Zooper - Bolero
      Graco - Snap & Go
      Uppa Baby - Vista
      Stokke - Explory
      Baby Jogger - City Mini
      Other: Graco, Bugaboo, Baby Trend (model names unknown)


      Confirmed Babyseats that fit in the backseat (Brand - Model):
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      Britax - Roundabout
      Britax - Frontier
      Graco - SnugRide
      Recaro - Como
      Other: Graco, Eddie Bauer (model names unknown)



      Modified by dzasta at 1:56 PM 2-3-2009


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      02-02-2009 02:01 PM #2
      I'm soo getting one of these whenever I'm lucky enough to have kids:


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      02-02-2009 02:18 PM #3
      congrats on the kids i just think ill stay away from this thread

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      02-02-2009 02:20 PM #4
      A very helpful thread.

    5. 02-02-2009 02:21 PM #5
      The graco snug ride fits fine. You pretty much have to install it behind the passanger seat unless you are 5'8" or smaller. As for strollers, we just got -- http://www.zooper.com/bolero.html Strollers are a b!tch tofit and only do so on an angle. The snug ride also fits on the Bugaboo with an adapter, but getting that in the A3 is a nightmare, although it can be done.

      Buy a protector for the seats.


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      02-02-2009 02:21 PM #6
      We started out with a Graco travel system, don’t recall the model. It worked great. Had different padding and configurations from newborn up to 25lbs I think it was. My girl just turned 4 and my wife still uses the stroller from time to time.

      After that we got an Eddie Bauer but bailed on it when she got too big for the harness system, and would have had to use it as a booster seat.

      Now have a Britax Frontier and she can use the harness system all the way up to 80lbs.

      I’d probably go with the Britax right off the bat, but the Graco travel system was really good too.

      For our 2nd stroller that stayed in my car, I just got an inexpensive one...baby trend from Babies r us. I used a baby bjorn 99% of the time till my girl could walk.


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      02-02-2009 02:35 PM #7
      I have a snug ride installed in the middle in the back (installed with the seat belt). It fits great and you can even get 4 adults plus the kid in there (though it is tight in the back).

      The snap and go stroller for snug ride fits in the hatch but is VERY tight. The MacLaren umbrella stroller fits in the trunk with room to spare.


    8. 02-02-2009 03:33 PM #8
      We have a Baby Trend Travel System. The large stroller fits fine in the trunk when you fold the handles down. We had the infant seat in its base installed in the center and still had full range of motion with the front seats.

      We now use a Britax Roundabout that's rear-facing. It's installed in the passenger side. It's a great seat, but it's really tall and I have to dip my sons head under the door frame sideways then lift him up into the seat once he's through. The front passenger seat also can't go back all the way, but is not that limited.

      If you go to a Babies-R-Us store, they'll let you carry out their demo models to try in your car. That's how we decided against the Britax Marathon. It's way too tall to fit comfortably rear-facing.


    9. 02-02-2009 04:23 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by terje_77 »
      A very helpful thread.

      planning on children soon terje?


    10. 02-02-2009 04:28 PM #10
      Recaro Como is a tight fit in rear-facing position, but I got it to work in both side latch, and center belt configurations.

    11. 02-02-2009 07:20 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by boostina3 »
      congrats on the kids i just think ill stay away from this thread

      Thanks!

      Good stuff everyone keep it coming!

      As of right now these 2 are at the top of my list:

      Quinny - Buzz $629


      Mia Moda - Terra $200


      Both of these strollers have a car seat as part of the set which fit right on to either the stroller or a base you install in your car. This is what I hope to test fit in the near future unless someone here has one and chimes in. What do you guys think?


    12. 02-02-2009 08:04 PM #12
      We got the Uppa Baby Vista because it folds very easy and very compact with the seat on it. Fits very well in my A3 trunk, we also got the Graco Adapter for the snug ride infant seat that just snaps on it.

      Uppa baby is an American Company which makes a very light and versatile stroller comparable to upper end stroller like the bugaboo, you wife will appreciate the very light weight of the stroller when she load/unload it from the car.

      You can still get some 2008 left over Models for a cheaper price.

      http://www.uppababy.com/products/product.php?id=79


      Reviews:
      http://www.babygizmo.com/media...o.wmv

      http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_...views





      Modified by mig978 at 5:11 PM 2/2/2009


    13. 02-02-2009 09:09 PM #13
      Had a tough time fitting this:

      Into this:

      So I got this:


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      02-02-2009 10:18 PM #14
      *runs away*

    15. 02-02-2009 11:45 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by mig978 »
      We got the Uppa Baby Vista...

      This is on my short list as well. Only gripe I read is that its too wide. What do you think? I agree, the best thing about this is that you can use a generic car seat with it while still making it look like they are a set.

      Is this what yours looks like mig?

      It folds up very nicely too..


    16. 02-02-2009 11:49 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by eltonsi »
      Had a tough time fitting this:


      Can you get RS4 reps for those?? LOL


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      02-03-2009 12:19 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by boostina3 »
      congrats on the kids i just think ill stay away from this thread
      x2 on that, my son is 22, I'll wait until he has kids

    18. 02-03-2009 02:18 AM #18
      we got ourselves the Stokke explory. Very handy because I am a tall guy, the baby also sits higher.


    19. 02-03-2009 08:12 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by dzasta »

      Can you get RS4 reps for those?? LOL

      Will have to call Hartmann. They do have snow tires as an option though.


    20. 02-03-2009 09:47 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by dzasta »

      This is on my short list as well. Only gripe I read is that its too wide. What do you think? I agree, the best thing about this is that you can use a generic car seat with it while still making it look like they are a set.

      Is this what yours looks like mig?

      It folds up very nicely too..

      Yes, it is. Folds very compact and light also with the Toddler seat on it, fits very well in the A3 Trunk with space left for more stuff.
      It was wide with the older wheels which they have fixed with thinner rear wheels with the 2008, 2009 Model.
      Here are the folded dimensions:

      http://www.uppababy.com/suppor...8.pdf


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      Modified by mig978 at 7:35 AM 2/3/2009


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      02-03-2009 09:57 AM #21
      Wow- I'm not sure we should allow a thread like this

      My wife and I have 3 kids between us- 24, 23, and 16. None of them live with us, but do visit. No more kids.

      My wife and I have a suicide pact, should she become pregnant. I will do her in, then take care of myself

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    22. 02-03-2009 10:11 AM #22
      +1 for the Uppa Vista! Awesome stroller, but that stays in the wife's SUV. Baby Jogger City Mini for the A3's trunk.

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      02-03-2009 10:34 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by skotti »
      Wow- I'm not sure we should allow a thread like this

      My wife and I have 3 kids between us- 24, 23, and 16. None of them live with us, but do visit. No more kids.

      My wife and I have a suicide pact, should she become pregnant. I will do her in, then take care of myself

      And that is how you'll get her pregnant in the first place!

      I like this thread. Seeing that the wife and I plan on having kids in 2+ years...I'll be needing to know what fits in the A3. Then again, I do want to maybe go to a Avant in the future, unless something better comes out.

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    24. 02-03-2009 12:19 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by krazyboi »

      I like this thread. Seeing that the wife and I plan on having kids in 2+ years...I'll be needing to know what fits in the A3.

      Good luck with that. I had NO plans of having a kid for at least 4+ years. The wife on the other hand HAD plans.

      I'm really liking the fact that the Uppa Vista folds up so tightly. All of the other ones it seems would take up most if not all of the trunk space.

      @bonte
      You lucky bastard! I really like the Stokke Explory but waay too much $$$. IMO one of the best looking strollers out there. How does it fit in the trunk?


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      02-03-2009 01:19 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by aeitingon »
      I have a snug ride installed in the middle in the back (installed with the seat belt). It fits great and you can even get 4 adults plus the kid in there (though it is tight in the back).

      The snap and go stroller for snug ride fits in the hatch but is VERY tight. The MacLaren umbrella stroller fits in the trunk with room to spare.

      x 2 on the Snug Ride in the center seat. Both my wife and I are 5'9" and had no problems.


    26. 02-03-2009 01:57 PM #26
      OP Updated!

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      Modified by VUUR32 at 1:00 PM 2-3-2009

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      02-03-2009 03:59 PM #28
      ^^ that's cool. Love the Oakley sticker
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    29. 02-03-2009 05:10 PM #29
      Uppa Baby Vista in my A3 Trunk:

      Without toddler seat (First six months - Graco Adapter with snug Ride infant seat)

      With toddler seat:


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      02-03-2009 05:41 PM #30
      ^^^ how do you have your cargo net pinned up?
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    31. 02-03-2009 06:17 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by krazyboi »
      ^^^ how do you have your cargo net pinned up?

      It's a $15 (CDN) Bell Automotive Cargo Net, that's held up using the stock A3's Grocery Bag Hooks, you fold the rear seats down, stick the bottom of the cargo net in the crevasse, fold back up the seats and Voila! You have a a cargo bag!

      Product in question:


      http://www.bellautomotive.com/...24301


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      02-04-2009 07:19 AM #32
      If you're interested, one day deal at Woot! today: Recaro Como for $105 shipped.

      http://www.woot.com


    33. 02-04-2009 09:16 AM #33
      ^ Good deal! I got my Cobalt a couple months ago for considerably more...

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      02-04-2009 09:16 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by mig978 »

      It's a $15 (CDN) Bell Automotive Cargo Net, that's held up using the stock A3's Grocery Bag Hooks, you fold the rear seats down, stick the bottom of the cargo net in the crevasse, fold back up the seats and Voila! You have a a cargo bag!

      Product in question:


      http://www.bellautomotive.com/...24301

      Nifty! I thought that was the OEM net at first.

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    35. 02-04-2009 09:52 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by mig978 »
      Uppa Baby Vista in my A3 Trunk:

      Great pics! That helps a ton and pretty much makes the decision for me as to which stroller to get.

      I agree, the cargo net def looks OEM. But I can't find it anywhere so I can buy one too!

      KB if you have any luck finding one let me know!

      Quote, originally posted by BalloFruit »
      If you're interested, one day deal at Woot! today: Recaro Como for $105 shipped.

      That is indeed a great deal. However, there is no stroller(that i like) that would fit the recaro car seat unless you can show us what you guys use. As of right now, we're thinking Uppa Baby Vista with a Graco/Chicco car seat.


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