When I was younger I had a toy car just like this one, and some of my favorite memories revolve around it. So, for my daughter's birthday my husband and I decided to buy her a car of her own. She absolutely loves it! It's big enough for her and her friend to fit into (and our dog can even go along for a ride!) We've never had any issues with her being unsafe, but we did have an issue with the "radio." It worked well for several months, but then it suddenly stopped working. We can't figure out what the issue is, but our daughter doesn't really mind -- she never used it much when it was working, anyway. Overall, I'm a big fan of this toy. It provides my daughter with endless entertainment that's safe. My favorite thing about this toy is that it keeps her outside instead of looking at a computer or TV screen. If you're on the fence about getting this, take the plunge! Although it's Barbie-themed, don't let that deter you from getting it for both of your children. Our son enjoys it, too!