It seemed to tick all the boxes. Weighing in at 9kg; it had large, front swivel wheels (the three wheel set up was a bonus!) with excellent suspension, meaning that the pram is light, responsive and very easy to push, even up pavements.
It folds by pressing two buttons - one on each side of the central toddler handle - and the pram flops flat. The only downside I can see with this pram is it can be awkward to do this as you need to reach across the pram and sometimes it doesn't behave it self as it folds. A key feature is that you need to make sure you return the seat to the flat position before folding it (as this will rip the seat if done repeatedly!). I did not read the manual so was not aware of this, and even though the fault was mine, customer services sent out a new seat over a year after I purchased the pram, asking for no proof of purchase etc. Excellent.
The foot brake is a bar between the two back wheels. It is very easy to push on and off (even with my delicate legs) and has never failed. The handle is large and can be adjusted to the parents height with a simple click button on each side. The handle is firm and can easily take weight of the parent - I put my full weight on the pram when pushing to ease the pressure on my legs.
I like how adjustable the pram is, almost every part can be moved to allow for a better fit. The large toddler bar across the middle cannot be removed, however when used with a coseytoe, the divider can be undone. The bar is covered in foam and is very soft. It is also resistant to teething children. I also like the 5 point harness which can be used as a three point harness (useful for stubborn toddlers who want to lean forward!)
Looking back it would have been so much easier to use an integrated car seat, the amount of times I woke a cranky baby transferring from pram to car seat. At one point I resorted to balancing the car seat on the pram, which worked considerably well but was definitely not the safest option.
Using Pricespy (a handy tool to check prices across hundreds of online stores) I've managed to find it for less than £200 so I will definitely be purchasing one for my next baby. Probably in Red, although there is a cute Winnie the Poo pattern. I would like to see more patterns like some of the Maxi Cosi prams etc, but I have accepted that form trumps function and would never buy a pretty pram over one that is as great at this. After all I can always dress it up with a pram blanket.
After buying the pram and being thoroughly impressed by it, I began to realize that Hauck is a under appreciated brand in the baby care world. Following my rave reviews my SIL bought a Hauck Malibu after having problems with her Mothercare pram and was similarly impressed. I went on to buy several more Hauck products which I will get round to writing reviews for. Including the Beta+ Wooden High Chair, the Dream and Play Travel Cot, the Squeeze Handle Safety Gate and the Racer Play Centre.