- While it says it's for kids 8 and up, our barely 7 year old fits perfectly and had mastered driving it within 3 minutes. If I'd known about it sooner I would've bought it for him at 6. If you have a 6 year old who wants a power wheels, BUY THIS INSTEAD! If you have a 5 or 6 year old who you're worried about this being too fast or too difficult for, I recommend you hold them off until they're 7 and then buy this.
- There are no gas or break pedals. The thumb throttle and the hand brake are both on the steering wheel. They are very easy to use once your kid gets used to it. I thought this would be a drawback at first but now I don't see it as a drawback at all. I think it's actually safer this way. If you kid has learned to ride a bike and use bike hand brakes then this is going to be a cinch to ride.
- Unlike a power wheel, this dune buggy has a metal frame which I love, and real air inflated tires, which makes it WAY better in my opinion while not really costing that much more. While it is definitely faster, it also has such a low center of gravity that you don't have to worry about it tipping over.
- It weighs under 100 pounds and I can lift it by myself if necessary unlike the PW.
-VERY unlike a power wheels it comes FULLY ASSEMBLED (HALLELUJAH!!!!!) which honestly is worth anything extra it may cost to buy this instead.
The ONLY thing that my son is a little bummed about is that it doesn't go in reverse. He loves throwing things in reverse if he gets stuck or cornered and you can't do that in this dune buggy, but so far it hasn't really been necessary because it takes turns a LOT tighter than a power wheels and is more responsive and easier to steer. That is the only reason I took off a star.
Truly, he is IN LOVE with this thing and so are we! I'm actually jealous and a little sad that the weight limit is 120 because I'd love to take it for a spin! I LOVE that this is going to be able to grow with him for years to come. It is SO MUCH FUN and he looks like a cute little Mario Kart character driving it around. Do yourself and your kids a favor and buy this dune buggy. I hope this helps someone else. And yes I paid full price for this!