The Nickelodeon Krabby Patty R/C Car is one of the most durable cars I have ever operated. I purchased the car for my nephew and he can easily manipulate the diagonal pads with his small hands. The car makes a nice engine noise that he likes to imitate and the headlights are a nice touch under low lights when the vehicle is in action. This car travels at a decent speed on the right surface. This car moves effortlessly on hardwood and flat carpet. This car's durability has been tested several times: its fallen down stairs and off curbs and still functions perfectly, but visually it shows significant signs of wear. The only knock on this car is that the tires are really smooth, which greatly affects the traction. When I used this car on shaggy carpet it's almost impossible for it to move. I would definitely recommend the Krabby Patty R/C Car because it doesn't put a tremendous amount of strain on batteries, which allows for fewer battery changes or recharges, and can withstand drops from a foot without breaking.