I bought this for my 3 year old granddaughter to enjoy, but I admit I like playing with it, too. The charge battery pack that is connected to the truck itself ran out relatively fast the first week, but we charged it up again and it works like a charm. I'm guessing while it sat in the box (waiting to be bought and delivered) the battery pack wore down, but we don't expect it to happen as much now that it's working from a full charge. The flashing lights are fun to watch and the road noise is constant. The back up beeping is entertaining, but neither has no option to make it quiet; other than that, it works well. The ""signal"" range on it seems to be about 45 feet, but that's plenty for a toddler.