I got a traxxas slash 2wd for my first electric rc car. I still have it. It also depends on what you're going to use it for, everybody says that the slash is good for bashing, but I race mine and don't seem to have any problems. You might look into a team associated. If you're going to race, I would say get a 2wd because they're a lot more fun to drive. I have the x-l5 and a nimh battery and am winning in the novice class. I plan on getting a lipo battery when I sell my sportwerks chaos. I might even get that on ebay today. It was my very first rc car. It would also be a good one to get, but mine is going to need a little bit of work because it's sat for a few years.