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Old July 12th, 2016, 01:02 PM
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Brand new Puma import

Fully electric, only 2WD, but lots of fun for the kids!

Like father, like son!

At least this one doesn't leak.

Cheers,

Michel
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Old July 12th, 2016, 01:12 PM
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How were you able to import when it's less than 25 years old? Can it be registered in California? Or does the EPA have an exception for vehicles which are less than 4 feet long? :D

That looks like a blast for kids. Much better than those Barbie and GI Joe jeeps in toy stores. Make sure the little ones know to drive it on the right side of the road here in the states!
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Old July 12th, 2016, 02:16 PM
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!!!!!!!!!! I love it and already have a driver ready to roll ;-)
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Old July 12th, 2016, 03:56 PM
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thats awesome!
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Old July 12th, 2016, 04:06 PM
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Old July 12th, 2016, 04:20 PM
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!!!!!!!!!! I love it and already have a driver ready to roll ;-)

Yep....I'm going to need one of those too. Where did you get that bad boy?
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Old July 12th, 2016, 04:39 PM
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Searched online for a cheaper alternative than the Toylander (and which could be quicker to assemble). Found a few places that sold this model online:

Land Rover Defender Ride On 12V SUV Jeep W/Remote Control for Parents – Car Tots - Cars and Vehicles for Toddlers, Kids, Teens and Beyond

Bought mine online from a place in Ontario. Landrover Defender 12V Ride on - NothingButDeals.ca As I livein Canada, I didn't want to bother with duties and crossborder shiping. And with the exchange rate, it was cheaper.

Michel
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Old July 13th, 2016, 02:25 AM
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Fully electric, ...
Maybe your son could teach Galpin a thing or two about electric Rovers.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 03:59 AM
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damn Canadians, always rubbing it in our faces...
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Old July 13th, 2016, 06:31 AM
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..and it's sporting Boost wheels too!
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:26 AM
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damn Canadians, always rubbing it in our faces...
Wre always recruiting, and it's straight forward to import your Defender too!

Immigrate to Canada

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Old August 9th, 2016, 12:33 PM
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Michel -- How's this holding up? I'm thinking about buying one for my son.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 09:47 PM
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So far so good. My three kids (age 8, 5, and 2,5) are taking turns at it. No issues, it has plenty of power, the kids can ride on for a few hours before I need to plug it back for a recharge. The remote control feature is handy for my 2,5 yr old son as he is still too young to turn the steering wheel and press the gas pedal at the same time. Only drawback is that I need to stay close to the car whn using the remote. If I am more than 10 ft away, there is a bad connection.

Assembly took about 2 hours, the instructions were terrible and I had to scratch my head a few times...

Hope this helps,

Michek
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Old August 10th, 2016, 02:32 AM
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It doesn't leak...until it rains. ;-)

That thing is pretty badass. Now much does it weigh?
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Old August 10th, 2016, 09:42 AM
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Awesome... just picked one up.

I found it here

https://www.aosom.com/toys-hobbies/a...rol-white.html

for $241.99.. and if you use the coupon AOSOMLOVE, you get an additional 15% off, so it's like $205 shipped.

Michel -- Any tips/tricks on putting it together?
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Old August 10th, 2016, 10:02 AM
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There were 6 available this morning before I ordered, now it's showing out of stock... How many of you purchased it??
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Old August 10th, 2016, 10:17 AM
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I need one that carries a 5 year old and a 2 year old.....or fights are going to happen
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Old August 10th, 2016, 09:13 PM
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Wow! That is amost half of what I paid! Good for you (and the other 5 boardmembers who ordered one today...)

The 8-page instruction book has been resized to fit a 2-page leaflet, making it impossible to see anything from the tiny pictures... Read the instructions 3 times as you need to read between the lines, the Chinese guy who wrote this must have learnt English on Youtube...

Have fun and post some pics with the smiling kid!

Michel


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Awesome... just picked one up.

I found it here

https://www.aosom.com/toys-hobbies/a...rol-white.html

for $241.99.. and if you use the coupon AOSOMLOVE, you get an additional 15% off, so it's like $205 shipped.

Michel -- Any tips/tricks on putting it together?
------ Follow up post added August 10th, 2016 08:15 PM ------

Around 70 pounds. Batteries and electric motors are heavy.


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It doesn't leak...until it rains. ;-)

That thing is pretty badass. Now much does it weigh?
------ Follow up post added August 10th, 2016 08:18 PM ------

There are 2 seats in it, but only one seatbelt and the steering wheel is in the center (just like the lost prototype!)

I guess your only option is the Toylander...

Mchel

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Old August 10th, 2016, 09:53 PM
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Old August 18th, 2016, 09:22 AM
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It arrived yesterday and I put it together. I definitely understand what you mean with the instructions!

A couple tips;

1. 'gasket' means washer...
2. If the wheels dont line up right on the axles, you can use a hammer to tap the axles to equal them out.


I think my vehicle was partially put together as some of the steps in the instructions were already done, such as the supports and steering wheel.

Michel -- Do you know what this one means:

"Put the motor part of the right gearbox into the hole of the car body, fix the right gearbox by one screw, the left gearbox fix as the same way.(according the photo)Remark: before fix the rear wheels, must fix the drive wheel gear by the screws (according the photo at right)"

I don't know what screw they meant for the gear box... It slide into the hole, there was the protecting piece of plastic over it, but no other screws to turn.

I'll upload pics in a day or two... overall though, the truck looks great!
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