The Quinny Buzz accommodates newborn babies to toddlers up to 50 pounds, with an optional car seat or bassinet. The 2012 Buzz maintains the key features of the Buzz 3, including the reversible seat and automatic unfold. While most parents and reviewers say the Buzz is easy to use and wears well over time, others say it lacks key features -- such as a one-hand fold and a snack tray -- that you would expect for the price.
Easy-to-use braking system. The Quinny Buzz has easy-to-use, foot-operated, one-touch linked rear brakes -- to engage them step down on the right peddle, to disengage them step on the left peddle. The harness is fully adjustable, offering a secure fit for children of varying heights. The seat is well padded with memory foam, and there is a removable bumper bar.
The Buzz 2012 features a three-wheel design, with a front swivel wheel that can lock in the forward-facing position and large air-filled rear wheels with suspension that most parents say are very stable. If you need more stability, an accessory is available that converts the Buzz into a four-wheel stroller, similar to the discontinued Buzz 4.
Doesn't fold as easily as it opens. While the Quinny Buzz automatically unfolds with a gentle pull, folding it is a different story. This multi-step process requires two hands and, according to reviewers, there is a learning curve. One mom says that a year and a half after purchasing the stroller, she still has to fold it for her husband. It can lock when folded, but the lock is not automatic. Parents say the fold is neat and compact.
The Buzz is described as highly maneuverable, even one-handed. Parents like the telescoping adjustable- height handle that prevents tall pushers with long strides from kicking the rear wheels. However, there is feedback that the handle shape isn't the most comfortable. The seat removes easily to be faced forward or backward; the canopy adjusts smoothly and can easily be moved up or down the frame to accommodate taller children.
A comfortable ride for very small and large children. Most parents and reviewers say that the Quinny Buzz's seat is very comfortable for children thanks to memory foam padding, a padded harness and an adjustable footrest. The seat can be positioned to face the parent or toward the front, and it reclines in both positions. The Buzz comes with a car-seat adapter for use with a Maxi Cosi or Quinny infant seat. A multi-model adapter that accommodates more car-seat brands is sold separately (*Est. $60). The Buzz can also be used with Quinny's Dreami bassinet (*Est. $150).
Parents and reviewers do wish that the Buzz's canopy was larger, but they like the peekaboo window for parents and the two side windows for the child. Parents say that the under-seat basket is very shallow and wish that more accessories -- like a cupholder -- were included.
Better-than-average warranty. The Quinny Buzz carries a better-than-average two-year warranty. One parent praises Quinny's customer service, while another says they were unhelpful with a wheel issue. Quinny is a division of the Dorel Juvenile Group, which in general gets good reviews for customer service.
Review Credibility: Very Good The Quinny Buzz stroller earns an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 in more than 15 user reviews. Most parents say that the Quinny is very easy to fold and use, and is highly maneuverable on mixed terrain. Most are happy with the fold once they figure it out, but they say there is a learning curve and that folding takes both hands. Overall, parents say the stroller wears well over time, but there are a couple of complaints about front-wheel issues.
Review: Quinny Buzz Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2013
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Review Credibility: Very Good Reviews for the Quinny Buzz are divided over several color models, but in general the stroller receives 4- and 5-star reviews from parents -- giving it an overall average of about 4.5 out of a possible 5 based on about 15 user reviews. Parents rave about the Quinny Buzz's comfort, easy setup, steering and durability. The love the automatic fold and rear- or forward-facing seating option. Some parents find the stroller bulky and say that it doesn't fit well in the back of a car.
Review: Quinny Buzz Stroller, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Quinny Buzz earns 4.5 stars out of 5 in a handful of recent user reviews. Owners like the Quinny Buzz's stylish looks and say it is durable and maneuverable. Parents say it is bulky and heavy, but still give it high marks for easy fold and setup.
Review: Quinny Buzz Stroller - Rocking Black, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of January 2013