3 completely different RC's
* rustler = stadium truck
* bandit = buggy
* stampede = truck
all are good for what they are and for what they are intended for, my suggestion is to YOU-TUBE it for an idea on what you can do with each and reviews then make your own opinion on what is the best choice for what your looking to do with it.
Everyone has an opinion on why they would choose one thing over the other but we all will never treat our RC's the same, with that in mind no-ones opinion will sway you one way or the other. IMO the stampede sounds more of what you would be looking for, very strong, lots of optional parts, parts are easy to find. I could go on about these but you should look them up and see what you think.