Power Wheels Barbie Ford Mustang
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- Fun barbie styling with sporty chrome wheel
- Drives two speeds forward and in reverse
- Includes a pretend radio with pre-recorded music and engine sounds
- Lights flash and dance on the dashboard when the music plays
- Includes 12-volt battery and charger
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Own the road!
Put your kids in the driver’s seat of Power Wheels Barbie Ford Mustang with flashy 'chrome' wheels, stylish bucket seats and cool 'radio' tunes! The realistic dashboard and running horse grille make this vehicle as fun to drive as the real thing! And there’s even room to bring a friend along for the ride!
Safety, Durability and Quality
Built Fisher-Price tough, this Ford Mustang can support two riders and up to 130 pounds! For added safety, the interior features smooth contours and rounded edges to protect against cuts and scratches. Your little one will get all the driving fun and experience at a super safe 2.5 mph in both forward and reverse. Then, when ready, remove the high speed lock-out to change the maximum speed to 5 mph in the forward direction. The specially designed Power-Lock Brake System automatically stops the vehicle when the foot is removed from the pedal.
Driving development into high gear
Kids will develop a basic understanding of cause and effect as they learn to drive forward and reverse, steer, stop and start up again. And kids imaginations will get revved up as they set out on countless adventures with a little help from Fisher-Price. The realistic features of this Power Wheels Ford Mustang make it easy for your little one to pretend they are racing around the neighborhood, across town or around the country in a real sports car!
Realistically detailed inside and out, from its Running Horse grill to its racy rear spoiler and everything in between! Sporty "chrome” wheels, an interior cup holder and tunes from the pretend radio add to real driving fun. Drives two speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph, max.) plus reverse on hard surfaces and grass. Equipped with high-speed lock out for beginners and Power Lock brakes.
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Before commenting on the PW Mustang specifically, I will say that if you decide to purchase an electric car for your child, you want the 12 volt standard (the American and European markets use the 6 volt, 12 volt, 18 volt (sometimes), 24 and 36 volt standards) and something for which you can find replacement parts (here in the USA, that means usually Power Wheels or Peg Perego brands). Six (6) volt cars are underpowered for children weighing more than 30 lbs (14 kg) and do not (unless modified after market) go faster than 2.5 mph (about 4 kph). The 12 volt standard ensures enough power for one or two children who weigh up to 65 lbs each (about 32 kg each) and allows the car to reach up to 5 mph (about 8 kph). The electric motors are also more powerfully built and can withstand more wear. 12 volt cars are also larger (but weigh more as well) and the usual price range is about $200 to $500. Basically, a 12 volt car allows for a longer use cycle with a child, as the parents can buy a 12 volt car when the child is about two years old and adjust the seats as they grow until they reach about 4 1/2 or 5 years old. The six volt cars are often out grown by children by about three years old and few of them have adjustable seats to allow for little growing legs and arms. And that means you have to spend twice to buy the 12 volt model anyway, once the three year old outgrows the 6 volt car.
As to this Mustang model itself, the box says thirty minutes to one hour to assemble the car for actual driving. (the car does not come fully built in the box). This is incorrect, as the actual time if you are meticulous and follow instructions carefully, is about 2.5 to 4 hours. (the decals themselves take a good 45 minutes if you want a spiffy look). It is not hard work, but you do need to take your time. You do not need a technical background or automotive experience to put the car together. This Power Wheels series of Mustangs has undergone several revisions since 2006 and fortunately, most of the bugs have been worked out. The front alignment and actuation, the steering rod, the rear electric motors, the battery connector and several smaller items are all good designs that have changed from earlier models for the better. When first building the car, you must charge the new battery 18-24 hours before first use. You also need to adjust the seat for the leg length of your little one. I purchased the bright red model with silver wheels for my son, but this same model comes in pink for little girls as well. The car is also designed for flat surfaces and if your home is on an incline, you will have multiple traction problems which will shorten your drivetrain (electric motors) lifespan. This Mustang is also not designed for rainy climates (although, mild amounts of rain will not hurt it), so you may want to consider some sealing if you live somewhere like Seattle, WA.
Overall, this PW Mustang works as advertised. It is not the most educational toy out there but it will generate a pure look of unadulterated joy on their face. It will go both 2.5 and 5 mph in the forward gears and 2.5 mph in reverse. The gear shift can be locked into the 2.5 mph mode until the parents decide to allow the higher gear. With the battery fully charged you get about three hours in the 2.5 mph mode and about 70 minutes in the 5 mph. (less if on an inclined surface or on grass) If the child removes their foot from the (gas) pedal, the car stops. I do wish this Mustang had a separate brake pedal and working side mirrors but that is what modding is for (more in a second on this). The only really needed item that Fisher Price forgot is the horn. And that is because, a horn really will help real adult drivers on the road notice a Power Wheels vehicle. Another minor complaint is the limited turn radius. This was done on purpose to make sure that little ones dont turn too fast and flip the vehicle over (cant blame 'em). One of the major complaints that many parents have is the slick plastic wheels which generate poor traction. A fairly simple solution to this is to drill small holes even spaced in the plastic wheels and insert small rubber bumps or o-rings. This will add just the right amount of traction without the rotational weight and problems of BMX tires. (do not try if you ride outside of paved roads)
If the battery or drive train ever break, you can fortunately find replacements fairly easy from places like HobbyMasters. Hope I dont need to find out, but there is a one year warranty on this Mustang from Power Wheels and as I understand it, the warranty is usually honored. Because of the popularity of this model and the amount of years it has been around, it also has a large after market for modders.
Modding - Since there are already two other PW pink Mustangs and one PW F150 electric truck in my subdivision, I decided to look into adding something fun to this model for my son. At first, I had nothing but Google to lead me, and I ended up at Modified Power Wheels . com. After spending some time there and gathering ideas, I decided to change what I did not like about the stock retail Mustang :
1 - It needed a working electric ignition key (with a simulated start up engine sound).
2 - It needed slight traction increases on the plastic wheels
3 - It needed working head, brake and tail lights.
4 - It did not need but we installed anyway, a cool 5 point racing seat belt harness.
5 - It needed working reflective side mirrors
6 - It did not need but I decided to splurge and install a working iPod dock with speakers for playing Bob the Builder tunes.
7 - It needed more power (18 volts with heatsinks for the electric motors)(24 volts will burn out the drivetrain and cannot be done without major modifications including pulse width modulation control)
8 - It needed a working brake pedal
9 - It needed a working horn.
10 - It needed an overall theme to tie everything together.
After considering photos of several real Mustang models, I decided to turn my son's red regular PW Mustang into a replica of the 2008 to 2013 red/black GT500 Shelby SuperSnake. I broke out the Dremel tool, the masking tape, some cans of plastic paint and several other supplies. It took about 72 hours of extra work and cost about $320 in materials and custom badging, but it has been fun for my son and myself to create something totally unique in our neighborhood.
Overall, this PW Mustang does what it advertises and is still going strong 15 months later. I give the stock version 4.5 stars out of five. For pure fun and the reaction on your child's face, it is five out of five stars. And if you are in to modding stuff, this is one of the easiest models to build upon. My small son is still enjoying his car most days of the week and it is holding up well. Would recommend to other interested parents.
- after 3 years the battery is still strong
- has a mp3 player in which is a nice touch
- fast but not too fast for the kids safety
- two toddlers can easily set in it
- drive time around 45 minutes per charge (3 years later)
After unboxing it and putting it together I was quite pleased with the quality and the engineering that went into it. Of course, Fisher-Price could have hired a better writer of the Instructions...a couple of the steps needed a WARNING to not connect certain pieces until the Spolier assembly was finished and a little more visual clarification of the parts/connectivity would have saved some time.
This product will garner big smiles when Santa delivers it this month!