Originally Posted by tele1974
Man for 162 bucks I feel like I should be getting my boy more truck that a 24th scale. Humm... having trouble pulling the trigger on this thing.
Size is not an indicator of worth in this hobby. Buying RC gear is not like buying soap. Unlike soap, RC vehicles and equipment are not commodity items. Costs go up exponentially at both ends of the scale, just as they do with all other electronic & mechanical things. Also, one must consider quality. Do not make the mistake of comparing toy-grade brands & cheap throwaway RC vehicles to hobby-grade brands with strong factory & aftermarket parts support. This truck comes with a ball-bearing brushless motor, ball-bearing-supported metal-gear differentials, ball-bearing wheels, adjustable oil-filled shocks, and a well-engineered suspension system that allows it to handle well even at 20+ MPH. Plus, it comes with a state-of-the-art 2.4 GHz 1024-step resolution RC system - including a tx that costs over $60 if bought separately. So the truck is actually about $100 when you factor in the cost of the tx. Additionally, replacement parts & hop-ups are readily-available. You don't throw vehicles like this one away when they get old. Rather - you replace parts as they wear, and simply rebuild the vehicle when the time comes.