I was given this system as a gift by my lovely coworkers at my baby shower. It was perfect. The car seat and base made life easier and more simple at a time when everything is new and delightful but daunting. We, absolutely, loved the the way the stroller and car seat worked together. Aside from using them together to go for walks and shopping, we traveled a lot internationally. Being able to have the car seat and stroller gate checked was a lifesaver as you're killing time in the airport. My daughter has out grown the car seat, but we're still getting great use out of the stroller.