hey, welcome to the forums! well first off, how many friends does your daughter have that u will buy one for. for the price of the mini z, about $230, i would say get a traxxas 1/16 brushed summit or traxxas 1/16 brushed slash. If you dont want to spend that much, then look at any of the Losi mini's or micro's. they are cheap and pretty durable. or look at the Helion Animus 18sc or the Helion Animus 18tr. there are lots to choose from so really it comes down to personal preference, ie. looks, size, body color. but the traxxas's if u want alot of fun anywhere, outside, mud, snow, rain, sand... the traxxas's are 100% waterproof, i have one and ive tested it numerous times and still works like a dream. the helion's are excellent beginner cars which allow the driver to "get their bearings" with the world of rc. The mini's or micro's are mainly for inside and since they are so small and dont go too fast, they wiill be harder to break. thats my 2 cents, hope ive swayed you choice to a specific side.