Anyone know anything about R/C?

I’ve been looking around at off-road R/C cars for a while and think I’m finally gonna pull the trigger on one once I get my tax return. I don’t know too much about R/C stuff though, so I was hoping some of you might be able to enlighten me and tell me if I’m making a stupid choice or not.

I’m looking at buying the Traxxas SVT Raptor, which is just the Traxxas Slash 2wd with a Raptor body on it, and the OnBoard Audio system (it’s a novelty, I know, but it seems fun nonetheless). I’ve never owned any serious R/C before, so this will be a beginner car. And this version of the Slash seems to fit that bill very well. I’m not going to be doing any competitive racing with it either. It will mostly be just through the yard / park / neighborhood streets and ditches / etc.


So does anyone out there have one of these? Or just a Traxxas Slash in general? Is the 2wd good, or should do I really need to spring for the 4x4? Or should I be looking at a completely different car? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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