A new way forward


A new way forward

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As seen on Something for the Weekend When it comes to kiddie cars, pedal power isn’t the only way forward. Because we’ve seen the future – and it’s packed with wiggle-powered Didicars*. Okay, we haven’t actually seen the future, fat bloke off Heroes-style, but we have seen these incredible little playthings in action and they’re brilliant. More importantly, kids (and infantile adults) love ‘em.

wiggling the steering wheel

Wiggle left and right to move!

Triumphs of fun over physics, Didicars are 100% kid powered. But unlike the vast majority of kiddie vehicles, these stylish Jetson-esque contraptions don’t rely on pedal power. Kids only have to wiggle the steering wheel left and right to propel the Didicar forwards. And that’s just as well because most youngsters get bored with pedalling before you can say ‘But this cost mummy and daddy a fortune, you little…’

How to ride

Still a bit confused? Watch a short demo video

We’re not entirely sure how Didicars work but we’re reliably informed it’s got something to do with downward force being transformed into forward motion. But who cares about boring science stuff? Not your average three-year-old, that’s for sure.

Showing the foot grips

The foot grip!

Ideal for use on flat surfaces, both indoors and outside, the Didicar is even capable of travelling backwards – simply flip the wheel 180° and get wiggling. Kids can even make it go faster by leaning slightly forward over the steering wheel and using their upper body when wiggling. We’ve had ours up to 6mph – and considering the average speed of traffic in most big cities, that’s pretty good going. If only they were road legal…

The Didicar from above

View from above

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Available in Blue and Red

We think Didicars are destined to become as popular as mini-scooters. And with no batteries, pedals or greasy chains the only thing you need to add is a kid – although that hasn’t stopped half the staff in our office messing around on them. So hurry up and get ordering ‘cos we feel a craze a coming. Last one to the ice cream van smells of poo!

*In case you’re wondering, Didicars are named after a Chinese piglet. Don’t ask.

more info

Please note:
  • Suitable for ages 3years and up
  • Didicar car can take a maximum weight of 120 Kg
  • The maximum speed on smooth level ground should be approximately 6 miles per hour. (normally 3-4 miles per hour)
  • Adult assembly is required. Download Assembly PDF - 1.9 MB
  • Didicar is simple to operate and requires no batteries, there are no pedals, motors or other fuels and no greasy chains or complicated gears. Just add Kids!
  • Size - approximately 80cm (L) x 30cm (W) x 25cm (D)
  • Weight - approximately 3.8 Kg
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Customer Reviews

What would happen if you strengthened up the plastic attached an electric motor/battery would it keep moving or break?? PS I like asking dumb unanswerable questions.
Mr.X - 14th November 2011
Firebox says: We see no reason why it wouldn't work, although you might have some difficulty hooking the motor up to the wheels. But PLEASE Fireboxers, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!
This is how I get to work everyday and people look at me strangely but I just ignore them and thank you for the sweets as well, they were delicious and they made me feel like a peanut.
Beth - 27th July 2011
Firebox says: A peanut Beth? Well there you go. Enjoy the trip to work!
I got this last year still love and I'm 10!
Stanley Pattinson - 23rd January 2011
WOW! Bought as a gift for my 7 year old and all the kids love it no matter how old (and their friends) and adults too. It really does work. Best present EVER. Definitely worth the money!!
Rufus Baldwin - 28th October 2010
To the person in Caz, England, 120 kg is roughly 265 pounds.
Lastcrazyhorn - 9th October 2010
I work at a nursery and they bought 4 of these...sooo many happy afternoons racing the children and the staff. They are so easy to use and so much fun, the children love to race the teachers round the garden and you can do some pretty sharp turns. We even built and obstacle course for the children to navigate round. I would recommend them as the best pressie to buy for a wee one or an old one, I'm 30 and I want one!
Caroline - 31st July 2010