The remote control is attached to the fire truck making it difficult for a child to play with this. One day after minimal use the water line broke and is not longer working to spray but is now leaking. NOT A GOOD Toy for an 8 year old who takes very good care of his toys! I would not recommend purchasing this.
My 3 year old great grandson loves this fire truck! He can easily run the remote. Even had the adults playing with it with him. It as lots of bells and whistles to amuse the kiddies. The con is it takes 6 AA batteries and only 2 come with it which isn't mentioned in the details. So be prepared to buy lots of batteries! The other con is there was no directions whatsoever in the box and the screw to the battery compartment is not one that a Phillips or regular flat head screw driver will open. Totally European. Otherwise this is a wonderful toy and we are totally enthused with it.