we bought ours new in 2002. It has lasted almost through all 3 of our kids. both of our daughters loved riding this even til about age 5. and our son liked riding it even though it was pink and the battery dead. He pushes it aroud even still to try and make it go. (he's 3)
My only thing is that the battery seamed to die off after a couple hours of play, and that the life of the battery didn't hold past about 3 yrs then the charge was only for 15-20 mins. and is now dead....I would agree that a tighter turn would have been nice but it worked. I think it would have been nice to increase the top speed as our girls grew up because it always seemed too slow thin and they got bored. a switch under the seat maybe????
Bought a used power wheels, its a 2001 Barbie ATV. It works great! My daughter LOVES it!. She is 2-1/2, and this is her first ride on vevhicle. She is absolutely in love with theis. I live in NM and have a yard of pavement and rock. This ONLY goes on smooth surfaces. Both back tires spin, but the tires are to slick. I have some flagstone closely spaced with pea gravel in between that it can go on, but just barely.
I highly recommend this as a beginner vehicle. My 2-1/2 year old daughter is quickly getting the concept, and will be ready for a larger vehicle any time now.
Only complaint is the turning radius, way to large. Can barely turn in a patio. Hoepfully new ones are better. Also my turing is loose, probably because it is 8 years old
Highly recommend, great fun, I got a used 2001 that works like new so these are reliable!!!! My daughter loves it!