My first impression of the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler was not the best. Now keep in mind, I had already purchased 2 Peg Perego John Deere Tractors and in my opinion they rank amongst the top, if not the top, when it comes to electric cars for kids.
We ordered the Jeep from Amazon.com for two reasons; 1)we get free shipping because we have Amazon Prime account(insert link to Amazon Prime review), and 2)because Amazon.com usually has the lowest prices.
So from the get go I was a little concerned. I have read in some reviews that the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler Raptor “was the most powerful kids ride on cars on the market today.” By first appearances, it didn’t feel that way.
- Has a remote control for parents
- Has upgraded leather seats for padding
- Has a seat belt
- Has tons of cool upgrades like, horn, MP3 player and LED headlights, I’m not gonna lie, it looks pretty cool
- Customer Service
- Instrucions are horrible
- I didn’t know if I had all the parts
- The Assembly Video was too fast and outdated
- Took me 3 hours to assemble
- I can’t find replacment parts anywhere on the web!
Who is The Jeep Wrangler Raptor For?
I specifically bought the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler Raptor for my youngest son Connor. I say specifically because Connor has Down(can do a link to Mandy’s Blog here) Syndrome and requires a little more safety, but he still wants to be out there riding around with his big bro Hunter too.(To read more about our family click here.)( a link to Mandy’s blog here or just back to our about us page)
We bought the Jeep for two main reasons: 1) It had both remote control, which we are using now because he is younger, and manual control, which allows him to operate it himself, so he can grow into it as he grows older. 2) The second reason we bought it was because it had a belt strap. This is also needed for Connor, especially at his current age, 2 years old, it keeps him strapped in.
That is why we bought it. Now that we have it, use it, and know how it runs and operates, what I also like is that it starts off slow, then picks up speed versus a quick take off which would scare him or possibly hurt him.
If you are looking for a safety first type of electric car for you kid or a beginner car then this is the right car for you.
If you are looking for a rugged, fast, can go through all types of terrain, and can take a beating type of vehicle, then the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler Raptor is not for you. For that you really should look at the Peg Perego John Deere Tractor Line up.
What type of Customer Support Should I expect from Moderno Kids?
After purchasing the Jeep Wrangler from Amazon, my wife recieves an email, that doesn’t make me feel comfortable about our purchase, see email below:
I’m sure you can imagine, at this point, I was not feeling very comfortable with my purchase. Even in the email they point out the video is for an older model. It took me 3 hours to put together.
The email they sent did provide a so called “customer support” number, but when I called it was a direct number to a guy named Serge. He didn’t even answer the phone saying something like, “Moderno Kids, how can I help you?”
He just said, “This is Serge.” lol, seriously. I was the one who had to say, “Ummmmm, is this the number to the Moderno Kids Customer Support?” He then answered yes and we continued. Not at all what I would call customer friendly.
Now in their defense and his, he was very, very knowledgable in the assembly process and was able to answer my questions, both times I called, very quickly and resolved my problem.
$389.99 – The cheapest price I found was at Amazon.com(which is usually the case)
I did purchase the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler because it had a remote control that a parent can operate to drive their kid around. It does serve it’s purpose, but I don’t feel it is worth the price I paid.
I don’t have the same warm and fuzzy feeling I had, and continue to have, when I purchased the Peg Perego Tractor with Trailer, and the Peg Perego Front Loader with Trailer.
Unless you have a specific need for a remote controlled electric car for kids, or need a very slow starting take off, for safety reasons, then I don’t recommend the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler Raptor for you and your family.
If you have any other questions or comments on the Moderno Kids Jeep Wrangler Raptor, or if you have first hand knowledge of other remote controlled electric cars for kids, then please, leave a comment below, it is greatly appreciated.
To Family and Fun,
Jason, Mandy, Hunter, & Connor
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