Originally Posted by xrayeddy
The Mach line of engines Losi uses are some of the best rtr engines around AND they put out a boat load of power for short cash.
That's a good point that I didn't consider when I suggested the Revo. I sort of hated my Revo when it had the TRX 2.5R engine. I hear the 3.3 is much easier to tune, but compared to a OS 18TM it's a pile of garbage. The Losi engine is much better for a RTR or a person's first nitro engine. Trying to learn how to tune a nitro engine was a real headache when learning with the TRX. Once I got the OS I realized it was more the engine than me being a moron.
So based on that I take it back, if your a total newb and you will be learning with this vehicle I would suggest the Aftershock, LST2, or Muggy if you've got the cash. If you've got some experience with R/C nitro I'd suggest buying a good solid used Revo roller and a OS 18TM.