The five-star rating is well-deserved. I bought this for my son for his second birthday. He learned to ride it easily (he was a bit ahead of the curve physically), and was zooming around on it after two weeks. That was three years ago. He still loves it, and we use it for family walks in the city. I broke it down and easily packed it for a trip to Portland, and it allowed us to explore more readily on foot during our vacation. It effectively spans the gap between stroller and doing longer walks on foot. Cuts down whining ("Mommy, carry me!"), increases speed and mobility for family outings. Plus it takes up less space in restaurants than a stroller, and doesn't have to be locked up outside like a bike. He's learning to ride his bike now, but the stroller is still his go-to wheels. He's also pretty rough on this thing, and it's weathered everything with no breaks. Can't say enough good things about this awesome product. Get a helmet with it just in case.