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author photo by Doug DeMuro April 2018

Back when I was a child in the 1990s, there were approximately three ride-along toy cars, and my parents wouldn't get me any of them. This was tremendously distressing to me at the time, though now I think they probably made the right decision, as I would've injured myself -- or worse, the dog.

These days, however, it's impossible to resist the wide variety of battery-powered children's cars, most of which are Land Rovers. OK, not most, but it sure seems like it. A couple of weeks ago, I got a message from Brian Moody, the executive editor here at Oversteer, telling me he was at Toys R Us and discovered a ride-along Land Rover Defender just like mine. Naturally, this sent us down a rabbit hole of finding other ride-along Land Rovers -- and oh, there are a lot.

In just a few minutes of searching, we discovered a full-size ride-on Range Rover ($528), that Toys R Us Defender ($399), a foot-operated Range Rover Evoque ($59), a Defender 110 ($415), an even better Evoque ($299), a single-seater Evoque ($279) and my personal favorite, a shockingly well-done Defender 110 that looks unusually like the real thing for $350. Forget about choosing one single Land Rover; you can buy your child a fleet of Land Rovers, and then your child can decide which one to drive each day. If, for example, your child wants to go on a safari in the backyard, there's the Defender 110. A business meeting in the kitchen might require one of the Evoques. For a nice meal in the dining room, the Range Rover.

Anyway, the point is, there's an absurd number of ride-along automotive choices for today's toddler, and I am in awe of all these options. I am also a little jealous of modern children, as they can cruise around in a Land Rover at age six, whereas I personally didn't buy my first Land Rover until I was in my 20s. Today's children are also lucky because the Land Rover I had back then broke down a lot, whereas if the child's Land Rover stops working, you just recharge it. What a life.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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