The PlasmaCar is probably one of the coolest ride-on vehicles we’ve ever owned. I originally wrote this review after we received a sample back in 2011 (yes, before I learned to take good pictures). It’s now 2016 and my son STILL rides around in the cul-de-sac on his PlasmaCar. Not only has the vehicle held up great after all these years, but it still looks practically new. Since it supports up to 220 pounds, I have a feeling he’ll be riding around on it for more years to come!

PlasmaCar reviewThe Original PlasmaCar Review

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The award-winning PlasmaCar is one of the top selling ride-on play vehicles in the world. When Jacob and I received one for review, and he couldn’t wait to try it out. I put it together while he was at school, and the hardest part of assembly was finding a rubber mallet somewhere in my house, or a piece of wood that would allow us to use a regular hammer. After that was taken care of, it took about ten minutes to get it all together.

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Once it was together, we took it down to the bottom of our driveway where we have a relatively flat, paved cul-de-sac. It took Jake a minute to figure out how to get going, as I think he was looking for pedals, but once he knew what he was doing he had a great time. The car is propelled strictly by kid power, just turn your body to get it going. Once it’s moving, it can reach speeds of up to 6 miles per hour, which is pretty fast for a kid!

Jacob having a blast riding his PlasmaCar!


Jake played on it for a good half hour that first day, and many times since. Even my mom got on it once to show Jake how to do it (I wish I had a picture of that!). I love that, unlike many riding toys, Jake can use this one for years to come because he won’t outgrow it.  It’s also really cool looking, like a space-age design. Overall, we were quite impressed with the PlasmaCar!

The PlasmaCar now comes in a whole bunch of fun colors. The original red PlasmaCar retails for around $46 on Amazon, the other colors are a bit more.

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