I am changing my buggy for the second time this year. Previously I had a wonderful buggy which took me all over the UK but it had really been worn out by constant usage. I decided to get a smaller one in June, lighter and more shop friendly. This was a mistake. I felt every bump in the pavement and found dropped kerbs almost painful - they shook me up and the "dashboard" was very sensitive to wet. Possibly my fault.
Since the buggy mentioned above, has again gone wrong - I have now decided to get a larger model, a shop rider (not advertising!). I have an old one on trial which I really like, so much so that I will be ringing Cambridge Mobility tomorrow to order a new one. So comfortable and and not too obtrusive to people on the pavement. Walking for me any distance isn't an option.
Just said all this for anyone thinking about a buggy - just go for it. Have fun! Good second ones if you haven't the pennies.
Bye from Annie80