We recommend involving your tot in the assembly process, so that they can learn how to use basic tools or at least see their mom or dad taking an interest in their toys. You can ask them to hold a screwdriver or bring you the next part that you need to install so that they also feel a part of the process. This could interest them in the mechanical side of motoring, and you never know, they may end up being do-it-yourself fanatics later on in life from these valuable memories.
I wish I had one when I was a kid! So far, the battery usually lasts at least a 1/2 hour or about two miles. There's two speeds for forward and one for reverse. The slow speed goes a little slower than normal walking speed and the fast speed goes about as fast as a slow jogging speed. I like that there's a screw to lock out the faster speed for younger kids (late 2 early 3?). I think this Jeep is good for kids between late 2 - 5 our 6ish? My son just turned 4 and I think he's perfect size for it (of course I do). See the attached video. We've already been riding it for about a half hour at that point. It was on the fast speed and going about normal walking speed. The battery does slowly drain so it does give you a heads-up that its starting to run low on battery. I don't know exactly how long it takes to fully charge it but it's at least a few hours. You do need to assemble the Jeep but if you're good with directions, it's pretty straight forward. It took at least an hour to set up.
So far this thing rocks! Great for the price. Works well- lights and sound are great. The remote is an awwwwesome feature, as we bought this for a 2 year old. With this price point you miss a few frills though. You manually have to switch it from automatic to remote mode, and the button to do this is in the car. It is also controlled by either all manual or all remote. When in remote mode, the child isn't in control at all (which may be good for some!). I just wish my daughter could press the gas and I could steer. However, when using he remote the child can override the steering, though it doesn't sound good when this happens (like it may break?) :/ Also, there is no battery level or charge indicator- you just have to guess and wing it. Having two speed options is great. However, the stop and go is a really jolt-y on the fast speed though. The music feature on horn is really fun. The car has an MP3 connection that works, though nowhere to place any device you'd have in there. Not an important feature to me, so no big deal. Directions were a nightmare- super vague. But all in all, it is a fantastic product for the price! I love it and really hope it lasts a long time!
The branding is Frozen, and the kids will go crazy for it. The storage area at the back is a good touch to ensure the Jeep is good enough to transport picnic supplies or other toys when your child takes her friends out for a ride around the house or the neighborhood. For protection there is a front bumper and rear roll cages that will lessen any impact from collisions with walls or other obstacles.
Before motorcycles and trucks, start the little ones off with a car sure to drive them wild. Our 12V Ride On Sports Car in pink is sure to attract all the other little neighbors to your driveway. Designed with both manual and remote-control steering, this ride-on allows you to take control to ensure safety. While you steer, your little one can enjoy preset music or tunes streamed through an AUX cord. For a more mature style, view the 12V Ride On Mercedes S63 Coupe Car in all black. All the kids will be offering your rider their juice boxes for a turn in this luxury vehicle. This ride-on comes with more realistic features, like a working radio, MP3 player, and LED lights. It even makes real engine sounds!
* ASSEMBLY ... You have to assemble *everything* - absolutely nothing comes pre-assembled. For example, see the rear roll-bar in the photo? That alone is 16 pieces to be screwed together, not including the decals. Allow 90 minutes, but my repair took another 90 minutes, making assembly time a little over 3 hours total for me (from box to complete unit).
* SHIPPING ... Comes in HUGE heavy box. The box was undamaged, but the left motor broke off in transit, and cracked the frame. I decided to repair it myself instead of waiting for replacement parts (or trying to cram it back in the box), & noticed a design flaw - the rear electric motors (rear wheel drive, each wheel has its own motor) are not attached well at all, I believe there's a good chance they will eventually break off. My suggestion, while assembling it, drill a few extra screws into the frame for extra support.