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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:21 AM

buying my son a toy.. Yes he is to small to play with it for some time. ANYHOW...

A Jeep.. Something like a CJ2A or a CJ5 ORRRRR a JD tractor.. Something old like a model 60 or 70 from the mid fifties..

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:46 AM

either would be nice, I think he will enjoy either of them. If it were me, I'd want the Jeep. He will enjoy it for longer I believe and by the time he gets to the age where he can understand what you've done for him, he'll be into the car. There are exceptions as our "junior" members prove, but most kids could care less bout GT's at the teen years.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 05:05 AM

I do like the old CJ2A Jeeps.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:12 AM

try the poppin johnny!

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I'd start him off with an older small tractor to get him used to maintaining and operating a slower simpler vehicle before stepping up to a road legal vehicle like a Jeep.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:30 AM

Go for it! Something like this will keep his interest. :thumbs:

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Tractor, hands down, safer for a beginner's vehicle! ~~ Lowell

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:36 AM

I'm not sure how old your son is, but I'd say don't get him a road vehicle. I'm also not sure where you plan to let him ride it either. For that matter, does he already drive your GT's? I'd think a decent GT of his own, then put a mower deck under it and let him get into the lawn care business, cutting the neighbor's grass for some pocket money. Or, if you want him to have something FUN, get him something like this

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:43 AM

My vote is something small and slow. He'll have more fun driving it himself when he would be too small to drive something bigger. Tinkering with it and will instill a curiosity about engines that will stay with him all his life.
I started out on a homemade gocart made from an old reel mower when I was just getting good at walking. Dad made it for me and I still have it. It only went the speed of a walking reel mower but I still managed to crash it one time. :wallbanging:

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:46 AM

He's definitely going to need one of each !!!

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:50 AM

I agree with GTractor, He can start to enjoy a tractor at a much earlier age. Our granddaughter used to love to drive our tractor and I started teaching her the fundamentals of driving on it. She even learned how to parallel park with it.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:20 PM

I go with a John Deere loader like this, damn this kid even dresses like you TG

P.S. still a few years away for even this :D

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 05:17 PM

Get him a atv! Then you can watch him tear up the front yard, use the front porch for a jump and your new truck for a stop. :smilewink: :smilewink: :smilewink:
Seriously, a pedal tractor is a great starting point. Just make sure he has plenty of wagons to pull.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:02 PM

John@Reliable is bang on. only i was thinking pedal tractor in the shape of a ole JD 720..

Sorry if i was missleading when i said toy.. i meant a toy jeep.. as in one you push around.. or a toy tractor that you push around.. Not one with a motor. there is already a cj5 and a cj6 here.. and some old jd iron also.. the boy can't walk yet.. heck.. can't crawl yet. but he likes to hold on to toys... They make him smile..

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:03 PM

Go for it! Something like this will keep his interest. :thumbs:


That's not a real jeep (sorry JK owners) it's dodges version of the mans station wagon.
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