Overall, it’s a heavier package, I’ll admit, but it’s a lot easier to get it onto intercity busses (intra-city busses in Israel, at least, allow you to bring the stroller on the bus for an added fee – always worthwhile, in my opinion). You fold up the frame while the seat is on the ground, put the frame under the bus, and then you have your baby in a comfy car seat on the bus. Total price so far $138. The cheapest Peg Perego Uno I could find is $350 and you still don’t have a car seat.
The downsides to this are:
1)that you have to buy a second stroller when your child is one.
2) the car seat is somewhat difficult to put in a car without a base. If you have your own car or one that you use often, the base is certainly a worthwhile investment at roughly $35. (You’re up to $173.87)