Christmas has been and gone and this Christmas I had a problem to buy or not to buy a ride on jeep for a 6-year-old boy. This being the only thing he asked for I had little choice but to go and find one for his size and hopefully something that might last a few years.
This is what I choose the Ford Ranger 12v cost me £239 not exactly cheap but it does have everything a little boy wants.
Some nice ride height for this jeep and good traction on those eva tyres, doors button press into open.
Here are the specs and features of the jeep I choose.
This jeep does come in various colours and different options, for example, you can get leather seats, metallic paint, button start instead of key start, rubber tyres or plastic tyres, as well as different battery sizes, so be aware of what version you’re buying.
I did receive this a month before Christmas and waited until 2 days before Christmas to put it all together and hide it undercovers risky… but it went better than expected the hardest thing was fitting the motors to the wheels and the instructions did not help much. I knew I had everything right but when trying to connect wires coming from the main body to the motors they would not reach so I put a bit faith in pulling them and hoping they did not snap luckily they didn’t and everything now reached and clipped into where it should.
Charged it up overnight from 9 pm till 7 am as the kids were sleeping out not an easy thing to hide. After a good charging all night came downstairs turned the key and heard the engine fire up, all electrics and lights working and radio working fine. I then switch it to low-speed press the accelerator down and nothing… panic sets in. High speed, low-speed nothing tried the remote as a last resort and it starts to move! In the end, I realised there is a button near the steering wheel that switches from RC to manual. RC mode the accelerator does not work obviously! panic over..
So What’s it like?
I have had him out in it a few times but really waiting for the weather to clear up it is a little too muddy and gets all over the wheels so far though its a good buy. Seems quite powerful as I’ve seen it go up curbs not that it will do it any good but its got some force. He fits in it well and can even get his older 8-year-old sister in with him at a squeeze but both do fit.
Seatbelt with 50 cm seat, wish I was this age again.