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Gator WAS Great, 6 Mo Later Falling Apart
on October 29, 2004
We purchased John Deere Gator for my son even after I read all the bad reviews for it. Dont get me wrong. My 3 yr old LOVED this toy and still does when it is running. PegPergo has replaced the horn,the pedal,the gear shifter, and now the GEARS. All within 6 months of me buying it. We live on totally flat land so you cant blame it on how or where its rode. My son rode his Gator all day everyday from the day we bought it. The battery lasted for hours of continuous playtime. The at 5 months 7 days everything started falling apart. The horn stopped. The end tail gate fell off.The the handles fell off. It no longer dumps. Then the battery stopped charging. The pedal came off. The gear shifter fell off. The gears recently started grinding so loud it made my son cry so that had to be replaced. In your handbook everything is covered for a year except the battery and its for 6 months. We had to buy that ourselves. They are really fast at replacing all the broken parts at their expense so I will have to give them that. They just need to make their products a little more durable. We have a Fisher Price 4 wheeler that is 6 yrs old and been through 3 kids. The Peg Perego Gator couldnt make it through one timid 28lb 3 yr old. My advice. Go ahead and buy but make sure you have the book handy with all the part numbers your going to need.