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Beware of Faulty Engineering, UPDATED REVIEW with suggestions
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2019
This is an updated review. What follows are suggestions and the reasons for my poor rating. Parents want cute, durable, and mind engaging toys at a reasonable price point. Parents want value. This car is marketed for babies and toddlers. This toddler car unfortunately doesn’t fit the bill because many toddlers won’t have the mental problem-solving intelligence to operate it correctly which can cause the car’s motor to fail.
Having an engineering and mechanical mindset, I initially was very impressed with how durably made and cute this car is. The buttons for different sounds and lights such as revving an engine and horn are mentally stimulating. The wheels, antenna as well as the colorful outside plastic body are sturdy to withstand toddler abuse. I was disappointed though when the car’s motor stopped working within minutes and seeing the disappointment on my grandchildren’s faces. I discovered that this car is VERY sluggish on carpet. Our home has both carpet and ceramic tile. I was about to send this car back when I discovered it had come back to life the next day. I tested it on only the tile this time and it did not die after running it for 10 minutes. Grandpas can have fun too. I suspect what happened initially was that running it on carpet overheated the motor and activated a thermal overload switch. When my grandson played with it again a few days later, he would keep the car running against a wall and overheat the motor again causing it to stop working. This car might work fine for a child that is older than three and not operate it that way. If you were one of the many who had their car die and were disappointed, your car may come back to life and work once more. Unfortunately toddlers may not understand the concept of running it on carpet and against walls overheats the motor and causing it to stop working. For this engineering weakness, I must give this car only one star for weak engineering design.