I've seen the Phil & Ted Vibe around, but I wasn't so sure about the "tandem" aspect. I know it would be great for when bub #2 is small, but Liam is now 7mths and is so curious about the world, that I know there's no way he'd want to be behind another child, or have his view blocked, so I'm sure that bub #2 will be the same - therefore I'd only get a few mths out of it. Would be great if I already had the Vibe - I could just add the bit at the back, but yeah, for a whole new pram I'm thinking a twin is going to be better.
Allee - thanks for the recommendation.
The Urban Double does look good - I like the way that it can have the basinette on one side and the normal seat on the other - I did love Liam being in his basinette when he was little - especially seeing as he was a winter baby (as this one will be) and it gets so cold down here when we're out and about, so it was great to be able to rug him up and put him in there all snug. I also like the basinette because if bub cries I can easily get him/her out of there without having to undo straps and the like. Plus Liam was a refluxy baby and it was good to be able to keep an eye on him in case he threw up while we were walking along - I could clean it up straight away and make sure he wasn't choking or anything.
And yup, we actually traded the commodore - got a good deal too (given the current financial climate). Got the Adventra just before Christmas, and I LOVE the boot space! We still managed to fill it to the roof when we went away at Christmas, but that meant we had heaps of 'luxury' items to take with us - I ended up being able to take Liam's Beema Q away with us so I could go walking around off road near Mum & Dad's place instead of just being able to fit the little Quicksmart Easy Fold stroller, which wouldn't have done the same trick at all!
d00nd00nian - the only thing I worry about with the 3 Wheeler twin is that my bubs will be different weights, and I've heard that the 3 wheeler doubles are great for twins (as in your case) but not so good for babies of different ages and weights. Apparently they can be hard to push because they're off balance (it tend to pull one way, like a 'bad' trolley) and can overbalance if only one child is in there. But thanks for the link - it was worth checking out.
Rosita - that is one feature I do like. I have the Beema basinette, but unfortunately its only designed for the Beema range, so I guess it will either stay with the Beema Q if we decide to sell it, or can at least be used as a porta-basinette for bub #2 in those first few mths.
I ducked out to "Mums & Bubs" today and took at look at the Baby Jogger City Mini Double and the Classic Double, and explained to the sales lady where I tend to walk and what activities I tend to do during the week, and she seems to think that I'll need the Classic rather than the Mini for the pneumatic tyres. She doesn't think that the Mini rubber ones are going to be good enough for where I go walking. Now, I'm not sure whether she's just saying this because the Classic is obviously more expensive (about $200-$300 more), or whether I am really going to need it? I did point to the Urban Buggy ones, but she seemed to think that the Baby Jogger was better as well?
So I'm totally confused now! I think I'm just going to have to do some more research and possible, as Sam mentioned, wait until Bub #2 is born and go and test them all when I do have both babies to trial it with. Either that or I'm going to 'borrow' my friends 16mth old to see how it goes with two babies of different ages in there when they're a bit older