if it was your first car. should be great. i had one...and it was pretty competitive w/ other buggies with the correct setup and good driving skills. after a new engine and high performance exhaust..good tires..it was a monster! i only really tried it on a "track" once or twice, but it was pretty competitive. oh yes, and i suggest you change the servo to some sort of high torque servo...i have a hightorque servo made by cirrus that i used...its brand new..only thing is it has a cracked case...i will sell for cheap if u want it...pm me
i bought it for $30 just to let u know..im just looking to get rid of it..