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The beginning of the Power Wheels brand harkens back to 1984 when Kransco,
a San Francisco-based toy company, acquired Pines of America. Two years
later the division was re-named Power Wheels and by 1990 it was selling
over one million vehicles per year.
In 1994, Power Wheels was acquired by Mattel and the rest, as they say, is
Currently, Power Wheels sells a line of smaller electric trikes, quads and
4-wheeled models, plus its main line of vehicles that include Lightning
McQueen, the smart fortwo coupe, Cadillac Escalade and Hybrid Escalade,
Ford Mustang, Ford F-150
and F-150 Raptor as well as seven versions of the Jeep Wrangler that
include our test vehicle, the Barbie Jammin' Jeep
Taking a cue from GM's late but hardly lamented Saturn division, the Jammin
Jeep features plastic body panels with a molded-in color. Unfortunately,
the finish on Barbie's favorite off-roader is even poorer than that of the
much-maligned Saturns. Believe me when I tell you that no amount of rubbing
compound will ever result in anything other than the dull semi-gloss finish
that all new-from-the-box Jammin' Jeeps display.
Other exterior features are equally disappointing. To begin with, neither
the headlights nor the taillights work. Ditto the twin roll bar-mounted
Finally, two things should be pointed out. Number one, both front and rear
bumpers appear to be totally inadequate should a collision of any force
occur. Secondly, if this is an electric vehicle, why does Power Wheels find
it necessary to include a gas cap and, furthermore, locate it on the rear
bumper, of all places?
The interior finish of the Jammin' Jeep is, if anything, even more of a
disappointment than the outside.
The same dull pink surfaces abound and while it appears as though there is
a full complement of instruments, the instrumentation on the "dashboard"
turns out to be nothing more than an adhesive sticker.
Working features turn out to be limited to the steering wheel, the
ergonomic nightmare of a gear and speed selector lever located under and
between the front seats, and the metal accelerator pedal located on the
floor between the driver and passenger.
The ignition key is non-functional, while the CB-type microphone should be,
since keying it up results in the emitting of nothing more than a series of
buzzes and simulated engine noises.
In addition to the aforementioned ergonomic issues, the seat cushions, with
a depth of 6 inches, are both uncomfortable and totally inadequate as is
the miniscule 14 inches of leg room and 19.5 inches of hip room -- total --
for both driver and passenger.
Although the Power Wheels Jeep features no trim levels, it is available in
a total of seven different iterations. Other than the Monster Traction with
oversized wheels, all have roughly the same specifications -- 25.5 inches
wide, 35 inches high, 45.5 inches in length, ground clearance of 8.5 inches
and front and rear tracks of 25.5 inches.
Our Barbie model featured a two-speed transmission with reverse.
It normally takes anywhere from three or four days to a week of driving to
form an opinion about a vehicle's dynamic characteristics. In the case of
the Jammin Jeep, however, this process took less than ten minutes.
A litany of issues was topped by the Jammin' Jeep's vague steering.
Acceleration was also exacerbated by the fact that, due to the cabin's poor
ergonomics, we found it necessary to zip tie a metal extension rod to the
accelerator pedal as we were unable to reach it in the normal fashion due
to the lack of leg room.
Drivers are also forced to select a gear by feel, since the lever cannot be
seen and there is no repeater function that transmits this information to
the dashboard instrumentation sticker.
In addition to jerky acceleration, once underway the Jammin Jeep offers
little in the way of road feedback, while its high center of gravity, no
doubt exacerbated by the fact that everyone here exceeded its 130 pound
weight limit, hardly engendered any sense of stability.
Power Wheels pricing starts at $260 for a Wrangler Rubicon and tops out at
$430 for a fully-equipped Jeep Hurricane with Monster Traction. Our flat
pink Power Wheels Barbie Jammin Jeep had an MSRP of $265.
If you're looking around for an affordable off-road vehicle, and especially
if you live in a state with a colder climate (the Jammin Jeep has no top
and no heater), you'd be better off looking elsewhere for safe and reliable
2011 Toyota Prius Review - LotPro
A review of the 2011 Toyota Prius from a consumers perspective. LotPro's
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consumer's perspective. LotPro's Editor of Automotive Content, Steve Cypher
test drives and reviews the 2014 Kia Soul. So how does it stack up?
Engine: 2.0 liter, Inline 4
Power: 164 hp
Transmission: 6-Speed Auto
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Cargo: 24.2 CU-FT / 61.3 CU-FT folded
MPG: 23 City / 31 HWY
Base Price: $14,900
As-Tested Price: $26,195
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Comfortable and refined, the Toyota Highlander ranks among the best
three-row SUVs. The hybrid version gets amazing fuel economy but is
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
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The redesigned Subaru Outback has a bigger rear-seat and more room for
cargo. But acceleration isn't great and emergency handling isn't as good as
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2012 Toyota Venza LE AWD V6
Greg Cavanaugh, automotive writer for the Gallup Journey Magazine,
highlights a few of the features of the 2012 Toyota Venza LE. This video
supplements the written article on the Toyota Venza LE found in the June
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Subaru Forester
2.5XT turbo both cost about 30K , both
can seat five people and both can go off-road with their very capable all
wheel drive set up. But which one of these two competing new crossover's is
the better buy? That's the question we try to answer in this off-road