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Talking Quinny Zapp pushchair buggy

I've been meaning to add the pictures of our set up for a while and i've finally got round to it today!! ( click to enlarge)

Quinny Zapp buggy fitted in conjuction with a Maxi cosi cabrio car seat . This set up acts as a complete travel system from birth up (although you would need an alterantive car seat once the child outgrows group 0+)

The Zapp fits into the boot/trunk of our 2005 mini cooper convertible with no trouble at all. We even do our weekly shop and still manage just fine.













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Picked up our R56 Cooper in December, and expecting child no.2 in February. We had a lot of stuff from child number 1 (car seat etc.) so we only needed to get a from-birth pushchair that could fit in the boot. Didn't want to go the Zapp or Bugaboo route as that would mean buying a new car seat as well (our current car seat is ok for the Mini). So we ended up with the Combi Dash DX. It fits perfectly into the R56 boot, and leaves loads of space to fit a few carrier bags + changing bag too, and it was only just over 100!!

Don't go for the standard Combi Dash as it is only for 3months +. The DX is specifically for use from birth, and it comes in better colours!


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Looks good - is it ISOFIX compatible?

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I've got a Quinny Zapp which fits in the boot great, and still with room for a shopping bag or two. Car seat - limited with choice, but using Britax Elite (discontinued now) - few and far between to find, worth the hunt - unless you want to pay BMW prices!
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The Bugaboo Gecko doesn't fit into the Mini Boot even with the wheels off
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Just been out trial packing the cars to see what does, and doesn't fit - now that we are 3



So, what we have here is:

In the boot - Samsonite trolley case (pictured is the MINI specific one, but a standard one fits fine too) and a Bugaboo Cameleon frame (wheels off and stored on the boot floor).

With one seat down, the Cameleon carrycot fits, strapped in using the passenger seatbelt (because of the way it all wedges in, it barely moves when out and about - it survived the Hightown bends test, Mikey ).

We can fit a weekend's worth of clobber for the 3 of us between the trolley case and the carrycot. As you can see in the photo there is still oddments space in the boot for small bags, jackets etc (packed on top of the case, around the frame).



Car seat is a Maxi Cosi Cabrio on an Isofix base. The Bugaboo change bag fits conveniently behind the passenger seat.

The Bugaboo Cameleon frame fits in the boot with the seats up and one wheel removed, ideal for using with the car seat. Again, there is oddments space around the frame for a few small shopping bags. Alternatively, one could always try Ocado

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That looks huge!

We very nearly went for the chamelon as we loved the design, but we thought it would be too big for the car so went down the Quinny Zapp route instead.

Now I'm wondering if we should have gone for the Bugaboo instead after all. Hey-ho, you pays your money and you takes your chances...........


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That looks huge!

We very nearly went for the chamelon as we loved the design, but we thought it would be too big for the car so went down the Quinny Zapp route instead.

Now I'm wondering if we should have gone for the Bugaboo instead after all. Hey-ho, you pays your money and you takes your chances...........


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You finding the Quinny Zapp ok to use etc?
I am thinking for practicality getting this pushchair, now just need to decide the Seat (forward facing) Stage 1...
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Too early to tell yet

The sprog is not with us yet (build date in May 8th), so so far all the Zapp has done is trundle round the house a few times .

I've prodded it a few times and it feels strudy enough, only thing I don't like too much is the way it connects to the infant carrier (but you won't have this issue to worry about if your in series 1). But it does fit in the boot without having to drop a seat or lift the parcel shelf.

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Well I was looking at getting another mini as we needed a swcond car. Due to child on the way and I still miss my Mini however when I looked and remembered how small the boot was there was no way of convincing my significant other it would be practical. So accross the road we went and bought the 1 Series

However it is surprisingly fun to drive with the same rock hard suspension which I loved about the mini and the turn in is superb. But its not a mini and cost the same as a cooper s.
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As for prams that fit in the boot I'm pretty sure the Tiny Quinny is the only one which will fit without moving the parcel shelf
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The Aria and others also fit, as this thread should hopefully highlight.
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Yep - Bugaboo Chameleon fits in the boot with the wheels removed (easy to do). Don't even have to remove the parcel shelf.
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