the origional one was my first nitro. the motor was junk, but it served two gallons. the extra equipment was normal nitro stuff, glow igniter($20), fuel ($30 a gallon), plug wrench($10), and a few plugs($12). but there is nothing like the smell of nitro in the morning, or any other time in the day.
it has some power, and i use to jump it off dropoffs, climb anything, and generally abuse it! but it had its issues. parts were very slow, another motor almost non existant, it wound up in a box in pieces,that i moved two times, then in the end i just trashed it, 5 months later i hear that they are re introducing it.
the electric is just a plug and play. if you can run a flashlight, you can run this.it is not as cheap as it sounds, batts($20), charger($50) things like that. it is slow, relative to my truggy, but it is cool, it depends what you like to do, if you like to tinker, all the time, like to occasional headache, and enjoy figuring out what is wrong, nitro iss the way to go. if you want to run it then forgit about it for a month electric is the way to go.
I personally love nitro, the speed and the power, the sound, and the smell, but i know that it is not for everyone.
best of luck,