One of my first big purchases that I made after finding out I was pregnant was the Graco Vienna Travel System. My husband and I tried many different brands before choosing this one. We loved that the Snugride was one of the top rated for safety. It was one of the easiest to fold and unfold. It was not as bulky as other strollers. It was easy to maneuver. We had no idea what else to look for since this was our first baby.
The stroll is easy to assemble. I put this together by myself in just a few minutes.
The infant care seat is easy to get in and out of the base. I love that the cover comes off to be washed. The straps are easy to adjust. We purchased a second base for the infant seat but after having the baby and actually using the seat, I found that you do not have to use a base at all, but can strap it in with just the seatbelt. I was disappointed that I bought the spare base since it is used only once in a great while in our second car. If I had known ahead of time, I would not have bought it.
The first time we used the stroller, I was thrilled that it was so easy to steer especially when I was holding my baby in one arm and steering the stroller with my free hand. I had no trouble at all doing this.
I do wish that the stores in my area had more variety in fabrics for the strollers. We purchased the Oxford blue plaid print even though we had a girl. I would have liked a fun girl print. All of the ones we saw were either pink and gray for a girl, or moss green or light brown for neutral colors. None of those were interesting to me.