Originally Posted by PMDRACER
Do yourself a favor and go for the VXL model. The XL-5 motors wear out quickly, even if you are meticulous with break-in, etc.
Eventually you'll be looking for more speed, we all do. Might as well get the brushless to start with.
I would second that opinion because if you want, you can slow it down with training mode, but also it saves you a bunch of money. I believe the VXL rustler is only $100 more than the XL-5, and a VXL system is over $200.