Product Type: Little Tikes Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... ordered on-line and delivered only partly assembled. We had to click the yellow roof onto the main car, attach the wheels and steering whe... more
Little Tikes Cosy Coupe
Member Name: catrocks03
Little Tikes Cosy Coupe
Advantages: Popular with children, durable toy, doesnt take up as much space as you would think
Disadvantages: a tad expensive
My toddler loves a variety of toys from pushchairs to bricks to books. His longest lasting love though has to be his cars.
My partners mum got this for him on his 1st birthday. She had it set up and ready and he was very pleased and curious to say the least!
The car we have is the same as the one in the picture- red with a yellow roof. It has a little tikes sticker on the front which have pictures of indicators on either side. It has a blue key which WAS stuck in the keyhole (he somehow pulled it out) and a black steering wheel with a red horn. There is a door on one side which Tyler used to love opening and closing. There is also an opening and closing petrol valve.
There's a small dip in the back of the car which tyler likes to put various small toys (usually his small cars!) or his beaker of drink in.
When we originally got this we planned to keep it outside but once my partner rearranged the living room we found we had enough space for him to play with it in there. It hadn't had a lot of use in the garden and my partner had done this living room swap while Tyler was with me on holiday seeing family. When we got back Daddy barely got a look in, the first thing he ran to (in utter amazement) was the car! He couldn't wait to play with it.
Tyler is 22 months now and its still a big favourite of his. The way he's played with it has evolved of course. At the start he enjoyed opening and closing the door and could only move backwards in it. He's recently learnt to move forwards in it and now enjoys moving around in it. He also now enjoys pushing friends in the car.
The only thing I don't like about this car is I find the steering wheel very stiff. I'm not sure if this is due to the way it was set up as I wasn't there whilst it was being set up!
As I mentioned he did manage to pull the key out of the ignition. This isn't a problem though as he has his own little set of keys (I got annoyed with him stealing mine) which also fit and he enjoys alternating between them and the big blue plastic key!
I'd definitely recommend this. A toddler group I regularly go to has one of these in their huge toy collection and its very rare to see it unoccupied for more than 15 seconds!
You don't actually need a huge amount of space either for a toddler to play around in it. One of my friends came over recently and remarked she didn't realise how little space she'd need for it (she's now buying one for her sons 2nd birthday).
I had a quick search on Google and I can't seem to locate the original one we have, they all seem to have eyes on the front! These versions can be bought at Argos for £44.99 They are a tad cheaper if you buy them via Amazon where they are around £37. I know times are hard for some and this is a little expensive but unlike the toys that get grown out of this one has been Tyler's favourite for almost a year and he has shown no signs of this changing anytime soon!
Summary: A brilliant yet simple car that all children seem to love!