Stroller suggestions???

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I have 2 sons, 16m old and 3 weeks old, and we really need a double stroller. We drive a cavalier so the trunk is kind of tiny...I have to maneuver my single stroller sometimes just to make the trunk door close. I am hoping someone out there can give me suggestions based on personal experience! Anyone have a double stroller that you have put into the trunk of a compact car?? I've done some research online and everything suggests twin strollers for compact cars, but that's not an option since I have a newborn. I need a tandem stroller so his carseat can sit on it. I've also found folded dimensions listed on some sites. The problem is, I found different dimensions on three different websites for the exact same stroller. So I'm really not comfortable making such an expensive purchase based on supposed specs listed online. I'd rather rather hear someone actually tell me "I have this stroller and it fits in the trunk of this car." Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

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Thank you all! I went with the Graco Duoglider. Great price and it fits easily into my trunk. All I had to do was take off the front tray and canopy but that's easy enough!

Rebekah - posted on 02/21/2011

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Have you looked into the Baby Jogger City Series Mini? (http://www.babyjogger.com/city_mini_dbl_...) It is not a tandem stroller, and the car seat adapter is an added expense, but it is pretty compact. We have the elite version (much bigger) and it folds in seconds and fits in the trunk of our Honda Civic without a problem.

I tried several tandem strollers from garage sales when I was a nanny and I never found one that was "easy" to maneuver. I liked the concept, but they just didn't work for me. I'm short, and I guess too weak to get those things to turn. When we first bought the Baby Jogger City Series Double Elite, I worried about not having a car seat attachment, but my daughter HATED her car seat. I found it a lot easier to carry her in a sling for the first two months, and then I'd just recline the seat back and let her ride next to her brother (which she liked).

The only regret I have, is that I wish I'd purchased the mini version. I've seen it around town and it looks just as easy to maneuver, it's cheaper, and wouldn't take up our entire trunk. So, you might look into it, if you hadn't considered a side-by-side double stroller.

Jane - posted on 02/21/2011

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Graco Duo Glide. if you position the wheels properly when you fold it, it should fit. i tried the Sit-N-Stand but it was very heavy and hard to manuever. i got a better price at Sears.com than other stores on the Graco.

Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2011

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My SIL has a Phil and Ted that has a second seat you attach to the back. It appears to take up no more space than a good single-seat stroller and is very easy to maneuver. They aren't cheap, but their products are good.

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