After researching strollers and baby seats to the point of nauseum, I finally decided upon the Metrolite travel system. I was hestitant, at first, to purchase a travel system because I was afraid that it would be too bulky for my Honda Civic. After examining the stroller throroughly, I was really impressed with how compactly it closed and how easily it reopened. I had no problems storing the stroller in my car trunk and even had room for groceries and other items. The stroller itself is easy to steer and as far as I can tell, my son enjoys the ride that it provides. The underseat storage is fantastic and it has really come in handy when we are out at the local farmer's market and need a place to store our goods. $300 was a lot for us to spend on a stroller, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.