Ok so I have been on the lookout for a pushair and we finally agreed on the Uppababy Vista for a number of reasons.
1. It can have an additional seat or carrycot added to if required
2. One handed release of carrycot
3. Higher seat position
4. Overnight sleeping in the carrycot
And some others.
The puschair as standard comes with the chassis, toddler seat and carrycot - usually £699.
We have also wanted a car seat and isofix base.
Maxi cosi I am told works with the afapters that are already included in the £699 price. Maxi cosi have recently brought out a maxi cost pebble plus model - apparently more regulations are coming out and this car seat complys and has a nice little liner for new norms for extra protection. These are usually £190 everywhere, combined with the isofix base which is another £190.
So let's get to the deal.
I have just spoken with Lesters. A very reputable Manchester based retailer. They offered me the Uppababy vista in a choice of any of the colours (we chose blue), the Maxi cosy car seat for £779.
I also got the isofix base for £170 rather than £190 if I bought the puschair and car seat. Taking the price of you require the full package to £950. Rather than £1079.
I spoke with John Lewis who will price match if you wish. But I prefer the personable nature of this independent retailer who will install everything for you and show you how it all works. The puschair, car seat and base all come with a 2 year warranty - both Lesters and JL will deal with the manufacturers if there are problems on your behalf.
The other good thing about Lesters was they will take a 10% deposit and the rest in collection. They will hold the puschair, car seat and base until you would like to collect or have it delivered. Good if like us you have 3000 other things to buy.