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    IPO or Quest and why?

    Okay, which one and why? The IPO is on amazon for $55. Is there a reason to spend the extra $$$ on the Mac? The only difference I really see is the 5 pound weight diff which isn't the big a deal for us. I also saw the IPO is a bit heavier, but some reviewers are saying because of this it requires more weight on the handlebars to tip it.

    Thoughts? It would be for regular use for a 26# one year old.

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    Anyone have experience with one, the other, or both?

    I have been reading reviews and they are both being rated above average. I see the same complaints popping up every now and then about a small basket, small canopy, and being tippy. Actually I see the tippy comment more on the Mac, but the IPO has more complaints of defective products...I assume because it is new.

    The only downside I can see to the IPO is that is doesn't have pockets in the back of the canopy but I was going to buy an organizer anyhow, and I do not know its longevity. I have to decide if this is worth the money saved. Any input is welcome.

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    The Quest will have much nicer steering, one handed pushability, a very small fold, and higher quality construction than the Ipo...you kind of have to find a store that sells both and try them out with a kid in them to know which you like (I don't think a lot of us would have both, since the Quest is just really so good )

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    i absolutely love my quest...it is my favorite of my strollers (i also have a zapp and the european equivalent of a britax vigour)
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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    What's the IPO?

    I like the Quest cuz of the weight, but will prolly go another way cuz it's incredibly tippy (like most umbrella strollers). If you're gonna get an organizer to hang on the back, see if you can try it out in the store. You can't hang much from the back of most light umbrella strollers.

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    The Graco IPO looks like a Maclaren knockoff. It gets good reviews (about half a star lower than the Mac Quest) on multiple sites and you can get one on amazon for $55.

    However, it is a new stroller model so I am not sure of its longevity. That is why I am leaning toward the quest which I can get in Blue Fleur on albeebaby for $119. Can anyone tell me if this looks too girly if I have a boy in the future? http://www.albeebaby.com/ma20qumodsti3.html

    You input was helpful......its always good to hear from people who love their strollers.

    I was looking at the Zapp but the price and the short handles have turned me away.

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosey View Post
    The Graco IPO looks like a Maclaren knockoff. It gets good reviews (about half a star lower than the Mac Quest) on multiple sites and you can get one on amazon for $55.

    However, it is a new stroller model so I am not sure of its longevity. That is why I am leaning toward the quest which I can get in Blue Fleur on albeebaby for $119. Can anyone tell me if this looks too girly if I have a boy in the future? http://www.albeebaby.com/ma20qumodsti3.html

    You input was helpful......its always good to hear from people who love their strollers.

    I was looking at the Zapp but the price and the short handles have turned me away.
    If my budget was $55 I would get an IPO. The seat did feel like cheaper construction, and maybe not as much padding, but it was still a cute and stylish stroller. Felt very Maclarenish, and the color orange was really nice in person. Definitely does not look like a typical Graco.

    The zapp may have shorter handles, but I do not kick it(and I have a problem kicking most strollers ). The back wheels are very spread apart, and there is nothing immediately there to kick. You can find them for $199, with free shipping.

    Of those three I think the Maclaren is going to give you the most versatility.
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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    also the thing i like about the maclaren models is that they have good resale value
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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    also the thing i like about the maclaren models is that they have good resale value
    AND...they sell fast
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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    i debated long and hard about triumph vs. volo and i got the triumph because i can always downgrade to a volo and sell the triumph when the baby is older!
    ZoŽ - 07/01/2007 (17.2lbs - 28" Uses an Evenflo Triumph Advance Rear Facing in a Kia Sedona)

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    Okay, I got the triumph on babye.com and I am anxiously waiting. You all talked me into it because if I buy it for 119 and sell it for 50 or 60 I have paid what I was going to pay for an IPO Ya'll were a lot of help!

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    Re: IPO or Quest and why?

    we're very persuasive
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