Originally Posted by carbon madness
But AE, and Losi are off-road companies, so I think they will always be on top of the off-road scene (I don't know about Losi, as there current 4wd buggy as been replaced by their old one).
AE didn't make an offroad car for 15 years (1969-1984). I think its more that AE has always taken a more conservative approach to releasing cars. They've never really rushed to market with the "new big thing" following trends. Do they eventually end up making a lot of things that other companies do? Of course. Maybe the lack of new designs on the part of both companies has been more of a reflection on the popularity of those classes (2wd AND 4wd). Trucks are more popular in the US and both companies have given them more attention than buggies for one simple reason, more people buy trucks then any sort of buggy. I remember when that was the other way around though... god I miss those days sometimes!