100% you should get a brushless system. Get the velineon VXL-3s and 3500 motor combo. It is an excelent system because its very easy to use and it is waterproof, also the motor is crazy fast. You should get the combo cause you will save around 20 bucks. But when you are more familiar with brushless systems then you can get different motors and ESCs depending on your taste. So all in all the velineon brushless system is a great system to get.