I've just picked up my second pram... and still haven't had my first child ;)
I guess I'm curious what thought processes you all went through when picking a pram.
I live in the country (wheatbelt Western Australia) and so needed something that could cope with the fact that every where is gravel, deep curbs and dusty. I got a mountain buggy from a friend and it's seemingly perfect. Just need to get new tyre tubes for it - something my father in law is oddly excited about doing so I'll leave it up to him.
For the country pram I needed robust, strong, tall (my husband and his family are all very tall) and it really didn't need to be pretty - functional was the play.
But after playing with it here lightly in the city (where we are whenever we feel like it - wheat farming really is busy a few patches of the year, and literally watching the grass grow other times)... while it turns on the spot, is super easy to push one handed, and is slim enough to 'fit through a normal shopping checkout' I didn't like the weight of it, and didn't want to have to haul it back and forth with the baby and everything else between the country house and the city one.
So I bought a Combi Well Comfort today (second hand - I'm not into buying prams for full price until I know I love them). It's actually really oddly sweet. It's really light (4.2kilos is seriously light! It's not much more than a US gallon of milk!) and while it looks plasticky from a distance it's actually really sturdy. I think it's an alumninum frame... it's sweet, cute, just the right height for me (I'm an average five foot five) and did I mention it folds up tiny and light? I was able to carry it up the driveway with just one hand SWINGING IT.
I wanted something that was small, compact, light, newborn to stroller without being insanely expensive (like the bugaboos are - too expensive for part time use!) and one handed operation. This is all of these. It will fit easily into my little city hatchback without me having to mess with the baby capsule straps behind the seats, and it will take me to any cafe, shop or other place I want that has smooth floors and tight turns. It certainly won't do on very uneven ground though.
Both prams fold up in a single set of movements - unlock the safety clasps and literally lift. Bingo. Both are not too heavy (MB is 10kg, Combi is 4kg), both have swivel wheels blah blah normal stuff, and both have single handed pushing - a bar handle rather than individual ones. I'm not much of a 'big handbag girl' and don't carry much (even the baby bag I've got is just a small backpack or messenger bag) so these seem to suit me well.
I did bookmark a TWENTY ONE KILO (somewhere near 40lbs) pram today - to re-look at in future when I feel resentful of either of these prams.
What are the thought processes you went through, what have you liked and not liked about the prams you got and what choices would you make differently?