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    Help for first rc purchase!

    I recently have been interested in the rc hobby. I drove my friends traxxas slash this past week, and now I really want to buy a rc offroad car/truck/buggy. The only problem is that I would like to get a rtr one that is not too expensive. If at all possible I would like to stay below $250. I want one that I can bash around in the woods, and around the neighborhood. I will also be wanting to take it to a dirt track with jumps so I need it to be durable. Please if anyone has some suggestions feel free to post a a comment. It will be much appreciated and thanks again.

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    The Traxxas Rustler. It's a great beginner truck. Only thing is, if you get the brushed version, the motors like to burn out.

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    Thanks I never looked at the rustler. I have mainly been looking at the bandit. Also do you recommend buying it from a particular website or just a local hobby shop?

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    you should get the slash rtr its a bit pricey but its a great truck and it is almost indestructable it is not muer but much of a racer but its loads of fun

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    you should get an RC Velociraptor. The dinosaur will run faster than anything youll ever see.

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    Hey try out a slash. Very fun. And they are nice and pretty strong

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    the bandit is an excellent choice and it was and still is my first ever hobby-grade rc car. I would recommend buying it from a local hobby shop jsut to support them plus you wouldnt need to pay those stupid shipping fees
    If nobody comes back from the future to stop you, how bad of a decision can it be?
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    -Helion Animus brushless

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    all though there arent any REAL upgrades like wheels, tires, links, aarms and so on. so I would say get the rustler to start and its only 10-15 bucks more and its the same chassis as the bandit so internally its not that different.
    If nobody comes back from the future to stop you, how bad of a decision can it be?
    -Traxxas Rustler VXL
    -Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler
    -Helion Animus brushless

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    I would go with the rustler because it is almost the same as the bandit, just with a little more stability. Look on youtube and some peoples reviews and comments on both cars and see which one you like better.

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    anything from traxxas or hpi
    traxxas is better though because you can get parts anywhere and you have more selection of cars and bodys to fit you

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