Review: Mia Moda’s Terra Stroller

Preface

Photo of a teddy bear sitting in the Mia Moda Terra stroller in AJ's backyard.

Fat honey-loving bear not included. A ton of photos are posted at the end of this review.

Mia Moda is a new manufacturer of European-style strollers and travel systems. When the company offered to send a stroller for review, I was hesitant. A high-design stroller? I’m Mr. Meat and Potatoes. Sure, style matters to a degree, but I’m all about the features.

We have a Phil & Ted’s E3, a jogging stroller I was drawn to for its maneuverability and smoothness of ride. Now, despite my comments to the contrary 14 months ago, my wife and I are
actively considering having a second child. So I found myself sucked
into Mia Moda’s feature comparison chart and weighing it against our previous stroller experiences.

I selected the Mia Moda Terra to review, a four wheeler that three years ago, pre-baby, I would never have chosen due to a jogging stroller bias. As a more seasoned dad, I was sucked in by its features.

Installation

Assembling the Terra was a snap, taking less than 5 minutes. Snap on the wheels and attach the child and adult food trays. That’s it.

Manual

The manual is minimalist literature. When I went to look up how to remove the removable washable seat pad—a bullet point feature touted on the web site—I found instructions for wiping the seat with a sponge. I’ve since been assured the seat is removable by pulling some Velcro and removing a few screws. A fine piece of equipment should have fine documentation to go with it. The manual covers the basics.

Dimensions

  • Stroller weight: 25 lbs.
  • Passenger weight limit: 40lbs (no specified age range).
  • Folded Size: 24" x 18" x 32"
  • Open Size: 24" x 32" x 41"

Features (Mia Moda’s web list with my comments)

  1. Suitable from birth.
    For new parents, taking your infant for a stroll to hear people "ooh" and "ahh" is a right of passage. You’ll need a seat that reclines nearly flat for new infants.
  2. 21st century frame design.
    This point refers to two things. One, the stroller’s style. I agree, there is hotness in play (see the photo gallery at the bottom of this page). Two, the sturdy metal frame. Look at run-of-the-mill "shopping barge" four wheel strollers at your finer chain stores (I guess that means Target) and you’ll see plastic junk. There’s just no comparison. You’re not just buying Mia Moda’s style, but a boatload of sturdy craftsmanship. Nothing struck me as cheap about the stroller, except maybe the parent console cup holder (see point #14).
  3. Unique rear cable brake system allows for more kick space and compact fold.
    Many stroller brakes are metal bars that run between the two rear wheels. Terra’s brake is a lever attached to the inside of the right wheel that you push with your foot. It requires slightly more aim, but is still simple.
  4. Extra-large storage basket with additional front access.
    I’m told this is a misprint on the web site. The storage basket is confirmed to be only accessible from the rear (e.g., like all normal baskets), with a 5lb carrying capacity. The basket is somewhat hindered by the positioning of a horizontal frame bar that limits the size of objects you can insert. You could, for example, fit a cardboard milk carton, but a gallon jug might be a tight insert… not that you carry a lot of heavy merchandise in stroller baskets. Not to mention, a gallon jug weighs about 8lbs.
  5. Parent console with cup holder
  6. Detachable child’s tray
    Both consoles have a cup holder that fits a standard plastic sippy cup. The parent console holds my Klean Kanteen, but the child’s cup holder is slightly smaller and doesn’t accommodate it. I’m not overly concerned because our daughter survived our first stroller without a tray of any sort; we preferred to keep her bottle in a parental cup holder to regulate access.
  7. 3-position seat recline.
    If a child food tray is important to you, the seat positioning is a point to consider. Some stroller seats adjust to something approximating a full upright position, say 80 degrees, while others are a little more laid back. I would put the Terra in the latter category. This affects whether a child has to lean forward to efficiently use the food tray. My daughter at almost 3-years-old had to lean a little off the seat.
  8. 5-point harness.
    This harness only takes two clicks. My wife gives it high marks.
  9. Lockable front swivels.
    Push a tab on the front of each wheel base to lock or unlock the swivel. This design is infinitely easier than our jogging stroller which required me to reach around the wheel base and results in greasy and/or grimy hands.
  10. All-wheel suspension.
    If you’re going to be strolling in stores and on sidewalks, hard wheels and a suspension system are perfectly fine, if not overkill. And frankly, on uneven terrain, even the best jogging stroller gives a bumpy ride. The Terra responds to light touch and is as maneuverable as my jogging stroller. Incidentally, in terms of specs, the front wheels have a 7.5" diameter and the rear wheels are 11". Bigger wheels help provide a smoother ride.
  11. Adjustable handle bar.
    The parent’s gripping bar easily flips up or down, a handy feature when Mom and Dad are different heights. We could also flip it down so that my almost-3-year-old daughter could steer the stroller, taking her plush Winnie the Pooh for a ride.
  12. Ergonomic handle grip.
    I suppose. It’s a bar. It’s angled. It’s covered in squishy foam. It adjusts to your height.
  13. Removable washable seat pad.
    You’ll need a screwdriver.
  14. Freestanding when folded.
    The process of folding the stroller is simple. Pull the canopy back, press a red button, simultaneously pull levers on both sides of the frame and the whole thing just sort of collapses for you. A latch on the frame usually self-catches to keep the wad together. The only issue I encountered was with the parent console, which would often have one end pop off when collapsing the stroller. While the parent console was stable in normal use, I could not definitively "lock" it in place to prevent the pop-off. I don’t know if that was user error.
  15. Adjustable calf support.
    The child footrest can be positioned down or up. I suppose this is useful if your kid doesn’t like his legs dangling down.
  16. Car seat compatible.
    Becomes a travel system with the Viva car seat. I can’t comment as I don’t have the travel system.

Buyability

The Terra retails in the ballpark of $319 at the online stores [also Amazon]  I checked. In the realm of high-design strollers, it’s affordable. It’s really the spot-on price I would expect to pay for a durable stroller.

Style

Greg at DaddyTypes poked some fun at Mia Moda’s marketing that touts its strollers as "Euro-design," wondering aloud if they were really Brady-style because the company is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.  (I originally assumed he was referring to The Brady Bunch, but Greg clarified in an update it was a reference to NFL quarterback Tom Brady who impregnated two girlfriends in the same year.)

Mia Moda’s PR rep assured me that the company has designers based in London and Munich. One of Greg’s readers posted a link to a photo of a similar-looking Chinese stroller. Mia Moda’s PR rep told me it is actually "a known Chinese bootlegging company of sorts" and that Mia Moda is "currently taking legal action against them for this."

In truth, I don’t care one way or the other about the sales imagery. Marketing is about creating a perception. My first reaction upon seeing a Bugaboo was to laugh—people pay top dollar to strut a stroller I could only describe as "peculiar" and "freakish," but its marketing, and in turn its public perception, is quite the opposite.

So I go with my gut reaction, which is that Mia Moda’s Terra and Energi are attractive. The Cielo is a bit skeletal, but I’d love to see how much space it doesn’t consume in my car trunk. (Update: Babygadget has a Cielo review with trunk photos.) The Libero’s style is so-so. I’d choose a Spirito as a suped up alternative to a $10 K-Mart umbrella stroller.

But all this is highly individual. What I personally think of style is about as useful as telling you my favorite musicians. Look at the photos. Judge for yourself.

And lastly, I wondered about Mia Moda’s name, which was translated into the company’s slogan: my life, my way, my style. Google Translate told me Mia Moda means "my fashion" and mia modo means "my way." 

My sage Auntie M, who is part-Italian and has spent a fair amount of time traveling in Italy, informed me: "It could mean fashion in the broader sense  (not costume or clothing). In Italy, one’s style is very important.  Not just appearance, but EVERYTHING about one’s person. Except for the poor, Italians seem to really care about their and other people’s opinions, clothing, food, music. Everything must be done WELL.  As cousin Roberto says, ‘We take food very seriously.’ Everything is an art form. I don’t know about the youngest generations in Italy. Maybe they have been corrupted by American culture by now. What a shame that would be."

And now, photo goodness from my backyard.

Photo of the stroller's side view with seat fully reclined in the lowest position.

Side view with seat fully reclined in the third position.

Photo of the stroller's side view with seat fully raised in the highest position.

Side view with the seat fully raised in the first position.

Photo of the rear underside of the stroller.

The storage bag has a 5lb carrying capacity.

Photo of the braking lever on the right rear wheel.

Kick the lever on the right rear wheel to engage a brake on both rear wheels.

Close-up of the 5-point harness.

This five-point harness has only two snap-in points, on the left and right.

Three photos showing the parent's gripping handle in various vertical positions.

The parent handle can be adjusted to many levels. Here the upper and lower extremes are shown, with the standard height in the center photo.

Photo of the front foot base of the stroller.
Photo of the rear topside of the stroller, showing the handlebar, sun roof and parent console tray.
Photo showing a storage pouch on the backside of the stroller.

Gotta love extra storage.

Photo of the side of the stroller revealing a red button on the frame.

To collapse the stroller, press the red button, then pull the plastic tab that is adjacent to the red button. At the same time, pull a similar buttonless tab on the other side of the stroller.

Photo of the sun roof flap closed.

Sun roof closed.

Photo of the sun roof flap open.

Sun roof open.

Photo of the parent console tray with a compartment door closed.
Photo of the parent console tray with a compartment door open.
Photo of the stroller collapsed and freestanding.

Collapsed and freestanding.

Straight forward view of the stroller.
Straight rear view of the stroller.
Angled side view of the stroller with its child tray removed.

Child feeding tray removed.

Angled side view of the stroller with its child tray attached.

Child feeding tray in place.

Photo of a front wheel base with an arrow pointing to a switch that is used to detach the wheel.

Push a tab on the front wheel base to lock or unlock the swivel.

Photo of the stroller sitting in the trunk of my Toyota Camry.

The stroller sitting in the trunk of my Toyota Camry.

Photo of the stroller sitting in the trunk of my Subaru Legacy.

The stroller easily fits in the back of my Subaru Legacy (think Subaru Outback, but for soccer moms). The stroller is a little taller than the car’s pull-over trunk cover, meaning concealing the stroller in the trunk requires a little futzing (Legacy owners who do any major shopping know what I mean). And yes, those are rubber door mats lining my trunk. Lacking a cargo net, the mats greatly reduce the likelihood that paper grocery bags will slide around back there. The downside is that your car smells like rubber for the first year.

Babygadget has a Cielo review with trunk photos from a Subaru Outback. It’s tiny!

Comments

47 Responses to “Review: Mia Moda’s Terra Stroller”

  1. Florabora says:

    Good review. One other helpful shot would be what it looks like in the trunk of your car.

    May 16th, 2007 at 10:29 am

  2. AJ says:

    Excellent point. I just added two trunk photos.

    May 16th, 2007 at 11:05 am

  3. micaela says:

    great pictures and review! I’ve been looking at these — the Cielo and Spirito specifically — but since my toddler already outgrew his 35lbs-limit stroller, I’ve been really frustrated that I can’t seem to find the child weight-limit listed anywhere for the miaModas, on their site or any of the retailers’ that I looked at.

    Oh, and great idea with the rubber mats in the trunk! I’ll have to show my hubby, we’re forever trying to find ways to keep stuff from rolling around in the trunk of our SW.

    May 16th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

  4. Brad says:

    Thanks the review! I was hoping for more in the way of comparison to your Phil and Ted’s, since we’ve had our eyes on the new SP. If you had to choose, would you trade your E3 for one of these?

    Thanks!

    May 16th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

  5. mod*mom says:

    what an incredibly thorough review!

    May 17th, 2007 at 12:17 am

  6. coochicoos says:

    I like that it can stand-up by itself folded up. Great review after seeing all the press.

    May 18th, 2007 at 7:16 am

  7. AJ says:

    Thanks everyone; I’m glad you found the review useful.

    Brad, I didn’t compare the Mia Moda Terra to my Phil & Ted’s because they are two different classes of stroller (also, I think my Phil & Ted model is discontinued). Jogging strollers are firmly entrenched as the standard for, well, jogging. The question for me would be, am I prepared to take any four wheeler on a jogging trail? If not, then I’d compare the Mia Moda Energi (3-wheeler) to other 3-wheelers.

    I mentioned being interested in the Terra “as a more seasoned dad” because a lot of stroller time is spent shopping. It’s sort of like deciding to buy a road bike instead of a mountain bike because you realize you’re not off-roading much of the time. Because I already having a jogging stroller, I have the best of both worlds.

    Incidentally, many of the parents I know own two strollers, although it’s because their first purchase was a learning experience.

    I provided many photos in the review because you never know what someone will like or dislike about a stroller. My best advice is to visit stores where you can get a hands-on look.

    May 22nd, 2007 at 9:12 am

  8. Toby says:

    again…great review. Only one addtional piece of info I’d like – tires.

    They look plastic from the pics, and I don’t see anything to the contrary in the article. From your vantage point, do you think the tires will last the 3 years I envision carting around out tyke?

    Toby

    May 24th, 2007 at 8:47 am

  9. Marge says:

    The tierra stroller reminds me of the Chicco cortina stroller. I have a cortina stroller with the exact same coloring as the ones in your pictures. The cortina stroller folds(with one hand) upright and the handle bar stays on top for easy handling.

    May 24th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  10. Pam says:

    I just spoke with Mia Moda and they confirmed that thier tires are plastic. How are they for noise on sidewalks and gravel? My friend has a wagon with plastic wheels and we have to talk over the noise when she is pulling the kids around in it. Thanks for your help. I was set on buying a Mia Moda stroller until I read about people hating the hard tires.

    May 31st, 2007 at 1:48 pm

  11. AJ says:

    Toby: re: wheel durability…

    My road experience is with the Phil & Ted E3 which has air-filled tires. Air tires can wear out just like car tires. However, if you wore down the tread on the Terra’s plastic tires, at least the wheels can’t pop and deflate. We had to inflate our E3 tires every couple weeks due to a leak or normal usage or something, and it was a royal pain in the arse.

    Pam, re: wheel noise.

    Plastic stroller wheels are not comparable to toy wagons. The loud noise of a toy wagon is caused not by the wheels, but the loose wheel joints, with every little bump causing parts to bump and clank against each other. Noise and smoothness of ride are not considerations when wagons are designed. If you have any concern about plastic wheels, visit a store where you can test drive strollers. I think you’ll find any brand stroller with plastic wheels to be relatively quiet. Even my E3 is a little noisy on uneven dirt trails.

    My best advice is to visit a baby store to play with the strollers and learn what features are important to you. It helps tremendously in your stroller shopping to evaluate using a list of minimum “must have” features.

    May 31st, 2007 at 2:18 pm

  12. Lisa says:

    What a great review!!

    Does your wife complain about the weight? Lugging it in and out of the car??

    I’m a little concerned about the width. Does it fit through rounders of clothes very well?

    Thank you!!

    June 8th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

  13. Lori says:

    Brad,
    Is the Mia Moda Terra as light of a push as the Mountain Buggy?

    June 29th, 2007 at 5:02 am

  14. AJ says:

    Lisa, I found the width not to be a problem. The weight was on par with my experiences with other strollers. You should compare the listed weights of the strollers you’re considering and pick up a few at a baby store.

    August 2nd, 2007 at 2:53 pm

  15. Sharon says:

    I have the Mia Moda Terra stroller – i bought it in May . So i have had it now for a few months. When i bought it my son was 3months old and now he is 6months. He loved it then and still loves it. However, my problems with it are firstly the tray is hard to remove and therefore when i unfold the stroller outside it gets scrathced on the pavement. So 3months later it is not is very good condition. I was wondering if i can replace the tray? Secondly the prices are going down, When i bought it it was $319 plus tax now it goes for $249 and i have a feeling it will continue to drop. All in all i love the stroller.

    August 13th, 2007 at 8:44 am

  16. Salman says:

    I would like to know how is it for a new born and maybe a front pic of the stroller in the 3rd position from a frontal view????

    August 19th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

  17. Karen says:

    This is the only review that I’ve found on the Mia Moda stroller and it’s been extremely helpful. However, I’m curious on how the plastic wheels are working out for those who have purchased one. I’m interested in the Energie stroller, but want to make sure the wheels don’t wear out in a matter of months.

    September 18th, 2007 at 9:29 am

  18. MICHELLE STALLARD says:

    Hi

    Just wondering what colour the pushchair is in the above picture, and how would i be able to get hold of one as i live in the uk?.

    Thanks

    September 25th, 2007 at 8:42 am

  19. Heather says:

    I found your site looking up this stroller and its been very helpful. I have 4 strollers right now (single jogger, double jogger, single regular and double regular) and want to replace both my single ones with a more all purpose stroller. What I’m looking for is a stroller that can go shopping and one that easily wheel over grass and woodchips at the park. Do you think this stroller could handle that? Thanks for all the great pictures, I wish you reviewed all the other strollers I am considering.
    Heather

    October 1st, 2007 at 5:34 pm

  20. Sarah says:

    So do you have to send it back or do you get to keep it? How do I get them to send me one?

    October 10th, 2007 at 12:01 am

  21. AJ says:

    Sarah, it’s really easy to get a “free” stroller.

    Step 1: Start a baby product review and advice blog.

    Step 2: Toil away for two solid years writing more than 680 articles. That’s one article each weekday, with extras here and there. Do a good job, being impartial and providing solid advice so that you attract sizable readership. Hope that you don’t lose your spouse or your sanity in the process.

    Step 3: Agree to review the stroller.

    As you can see, my cunning plan worked perfectly. Free stroller!

    October 10th, 2007 at 12:15 am

  22. Megan says:

    I’ve been debating back and forth between the Mia Moda Terra and the Britax Vigour … any suggestions. The Britax seems to lack the bells and whistles of the Terra (parent and child trays), but Britax is usually considered the Rolls Royce of Safety.

    October 15th, 2007 at 6:41 am

  23. Lori McCreary says:

    Quick questions- how does this compare to the Chicco Cortina? Does the back fully recline? Is this stroller great for speed walking/jogging?And do you happen to know the maximum child weight for the stroller?

    October 21st, 2007 at 10:10 am

  24. Marco says:

    We have the Energi which looks like the same stroller except with three wheels. We’re a little confused with the lack of instruction manual and we can’t figure out if the canopy can flip all the forward to completely block the sun from the baby.
    The wheels are very nice and not loud at all they are not hard plastic more like a semi soft plastic or rubber.

    November 14th, 2007 at 11:08 am

  25. Anna says:

    I’m new to strollers and I’ve just bought the Energi online. My first concern that the front wheel seems to be vibrating/ wobbling a bit? Is that typical of all swivel three wheelers?
    Have you experienced the same with the Terra?
    I like the quality of the wheels but I would like the baby to be as comfy as possible.
    Thanks :)

    February 8th, 2008 at 5:38 pm

  26. Nicola Cowburn says:

    I am looking to buy the Terra for my new baby and I also have a four year old daughter, and was considering getting a buggy board to fit on the back. Does anyone know whether the buggy board fits.

    February 8th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

  27. Camille says:

    I just want to let Nicole know taht I purchased the Swiss Stroli Rider. It is like a Buggy Board but, goes on your side. It is a bike seat with handles to hold on to. I believe the weight limit is 44lbs. Check it out. My daughter loves it. Look at the video at http://www.happystroller.com. I hope this helps you.

    February 13th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

  28. Toni says:

    This is a fantastic review! We’ve been searching for a stroller and have been upset with everything we thought we “liked” I’m in Tulsa, OK and there is no store here but this review has been very helpful!!!

    February 23rd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

  29. Paul says:

    Has anyone used/looked at the Go-Go Babyz Corporation Urban Advantage? It is more comparable to the Mia Moda Energi stroller.

    A concern & need (that we have) is with the child tray. Our Graco Quattro Tour has a nice child tray that swivels on the side bar arm (instead of a full removal) like with all the Mia Moda or Go-Go Babyz models we’ve considered.

    Concerned with Sharon’s earlier post that after 3 months, she already needs to replace her child tray! Does anyone on this list have real access to the manufacturer & see if they are changing to or considering a change to a swing tray instead of a harder to removable tray?

    Last q – is it hard to remove a toddler with the tray inserted? Thanks for the great info & further feedback!

    February 25th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

  30. Elizabeth says:

    I live in the Bay Area and *no one* carries this Mia Moda Terra stroller, which is of course the one we’re most interested in! Thanks a million for your extensive review and photos. It’s tough to think we’re probably going to buy it without getting to ‘play’ with it first.

    I do have a couple of questions though…if someone can provide answers, it would be so much appreciated.

    #1 Folding–from what we read and from watching the demo video on the MM website, the stroller appears easy to fold even though it requires both hands to release the latches. Is it really as easy as it looks? And is it still easy after doing it hundreds of times? I find this very important if we’re going to forego the one-handed release/fold.

    #2 Terra vs. Energi–they are essentially the exact same stroller with the same specifications except that the seat fabric can’t be removed and cleaned on the Energi and that the Energi is a 3-wheeler. Is there any major reason why we would/should choose one over the other? What’s the difference, if any, between the 3 wheeler and the 4-wheeler? With all this in mind, it’s interesting that there is a significant price difference between the two.

    I would be SO excited for answers/advice! Thank you.

    March 23rd, 2008 at 12:51 am

  31. Shannon says:

    I live in CT, and am unable to locate any stores that carry this brand at all except on line. It has become very difficult, because after reading reviews as good as this, I would love to try one out. Thanks to all of you who have offered up additional info regarding various small things with them, but one thing I still wonder since the mia moda site does not say, what is the weight limit on these?? I have a petite 5 year old now, she is a whole 34 lbs…. that I do sometimes still use the stroller for, and we have number 2 on the way… I am an avid baby wearer, so I am not too concerned with the baby being in the stroller at this point….

    March 30th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

  32. AJ says:

    Elizabeth:
    1. The fold seems on par with other strollers.
    2. I haven’t handled an Energi, so I can’t speak to its differences.

    Shannon:
    As cited in the review, I was told the weight limit is 40lbs. For a 5-year-old, definitely test out a stroller in a showroom to be sure your child fits because 5 years is pushing the upper limit for any baby stroller. You may also wish to shop online for a stroller designed for older kids. They’re typically intended for kids with special needs, but their basic feature is a heavier carrying capacity and larger sizing.
    http://www.adaptivemall.com/drdeaxst.html

    March 30th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

  33. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the great review..i was wondering which store you got this brown color in. I have only seen it in surfer(black) and oxford (light blue/beige)…i’v only seen the brown on your website…thanks!

    May 29th, 2008 at 12:32 am

  34. Marina says:

    WOW ! Thanks for such an amazing review !
    Can not decide between 2 strollers…
    Mia Moda terra
    or Mia Moda atmosferra .
    And best prices I think on http://www.babysrus.com
    Terra is $ 140.
    Atmosferra is $ 300.
    THANK YOU AGAIN !

    June 5th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

  35. Tina says:

    Great thorough review! I am looking for a travel stroller that has all these bells and whistles. Would you recommend the Terra as a stroller one can fly with? My concern when seeing it folded is the tray that sticks out. Is it easily removable?

    Thanks!

    June 28th, 2008 at 10:35 am

  36. Shameka says:

    Thanks! This is the stroller we think we want but, we’ve been unable to find a review thus far.

    July 4th, 2008 at 7:12 am

  37. Vanessa says:

    Hi, it looks like I’m the only one with a bad experience with Mia Moda Strollers so far. I bought the FACILE one and only last for 45 days, one of the wheels got broken. I used the stroller just for the weekends because I work full time. I love the stroller and I was very happy when I contacted the customer service department and in less than 2 weeks I have a new stroller, but by mistake they sent me a CIELO one, I didn’t complaint because it looked nice, I knew it was more expensive and I had the feeling it would be better. But I was completely wrong, I had the stroller for a month already and one of the wheel is giving me a hard time already, folding the stroller is not that easy like they showed in the website video, the seat is not comfortable, after a few times we seat the baby on it we found out she hates the stroller, she couldn’t even take a nap the other day at the mall, the seat doesn’t recline at all. My baby just a year old, and I don’t think her 22lbs. are too much weight for those wheels, so it must be a manufacturer problem. Solution I just went back to use her laura Ashley “heavy” stroller for now until we find a good one

    July 9th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

  38. JStone says:

    I have been trying to contact Mia Moda to get the front wheels of my Spirito replaced and I can never get a hold of anyone. The recording tells me to leave a message and they will call me back in one day, I have left 4 and no return call. I love my stroller, its the best, but I am turned off by the customer service. Do you know of a better number, I called 866-miamoda. Thank you for your time.
    JStone

    August 7th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

  39. Gamze says:

    Hi,
    I have bought “facile” as a second stroller. I’ve thought it would be usefull during our trip, it reclines and my 22 months old daughter might takea nap when we are exploring around. However, only after 4 days the child footrest that can be positioned down or up was broken. It was impossible for her to sleep in that anymore. 2 days later one of the wheels was broken.
    I don’t think I would recommend it to anyone

    August 12th, 2008 at 7:39 am

  40. Konul says:

    I was looking for a stroller and i fall in love with the mia moda energie.i had never seen someone to use this model.Then i decided and ordered mia moda energie travel system(in red color).
    When i first saw the stroller i liked that,but i had some hesitations about its comfort for the baby.After delivery my baby first i used carseat and it seamed to me that it is not as comfrotable as Graco carseat.Then i used stroller also as a travel system and alone without carseat.After a week or 3 its wheels became harder than before,the back wheels made sound when i ride it at the mall or market.and when i closed the stroller the baby food tray touched the ground and a few strech marks appeared and were seen.With one word it looks beautifull but it is not comfortable and durable.I returned to Graco quatro tour travel system,the best stroller in USA.

    September 11th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

  41. William says:

    Does any one know which carseats this stroller is compatible with?

    September 21st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

  42. IZ says:

    We just received the Terra stroller in the mail the other day. We purchased it at BabiesRUs online ($140) and got it shipped within 3 days (standard mail). My husband put it together in under 2 min. It’s so easy to do! We had the Chicco Cortina stroller but returned it do to a loud squeeking noise in the tires. I also did not like the fact that my 4 month old looked like he was runing out of room on the sides. I am not a fan of the old fashion looking strollers and prefer the modern looking one’s anyday. We were deciding between the Terra and the Energi and got this one as you pay $80 more foe the Energi and the only real difference is 1 less tire. So far, I like it a lot! The fabric is a “velvet” type which is a nice change. The seat is padded a bit so it provides a nice cushion. The only negatives that I will say is the storage down bellow is not great. The bar as mentioned above really does get in the way, but I can still fit a small diaper bag there. Also, there is some type of netting at the top of the stroller under the canopy. It’s not too much of a problem now but I dont know what will happen when my son grows and his head reaches further up. Overall, I am very surprised that hardly any stores sell it. If I were BabiesRUS, I would definately display a model of this brand on the floor. It’s just so different from the other brands that they carry. Overall, I’m a fan!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 12:01 pm

  43. IZ says:

    One other thing… We have a Chicco car seat and it fit into the stroller just fine!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 12:14 pm

  44. Anita says:

    This was one of the best reviews that I have read on any stroller. I have spent many hours clicking through different sites and none answered my questions as well.

    January 10th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

  45. Meg says:

    DOes anyone know why it has been discontinued from the mia moda line? I would really like to get this stroller, but was wondering if a new model, etc. would be coming out.

    January 13th, 2009 at 10:44 am

  46. Christine says:

    Great, thorough review. I bought this stroller based on the info on this site and I am glad I did. I also own a monster double stroller to run with the kids but when I only take one child running on paved greenways,I take the Mia Moda. It does great and the tires aren’t noisy at all. The stroller also does well in park settings (mulch, grass, packed dirt).

    It isn’t the lightest single stroller I have owned but certainly not the heaviest. I decided after 6 strollers that I am willing to use a heavier stroller that is more solidly built, rather than one that is ultra lightweight and harder to maneuver. I’ve had some light ones that don’t really clear door thresholds very well (Peg Perego) and just feel flimsy despite their reputation for being “high end”. If the Terra has been discontinued, that would be too bad, because they function well and look cool to boot. :-)

    August 16th, 2009 at 7:40 am

  47. sharon parry says:

    I just bought a new Terra at a sale for $20. Very excited as it seem to be a good deal.
    I need a manual thou, anyone have one or know where to get it?

    July 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 pm

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