I read some other reviews before buying this remote control race car and they were not so good. Several said that the music was to loud and that the car would not run without the music playing. The car I got is not this way. The music only plays if the button on the car is pushed and if the button is pushed again the music shuts off, but the remote still controls the car regardless of if music is playing or not. This little car is awesome! The remote works even in another room (door shut) than where the car is. I'm shocked that it has such good reach for a cheap little kids toy. There are only 2 buttons on the remote. The forward button goes straight forward and the reverse button goes in a circular reverse, making it very easy for my 2 year old to turn around or get unstuck when the car hits a wall or corner. This car has been driven down stairs and carried around by the antana. The antana' from the car and from the remote have both been chewed on (as 2 year olds do) and it's still looking and working great. Very good remote control race car in my opinion. I'm impressed.