Originally Posted by C_Suzuki
now the issue of cars which would be better for a begginer:
Based on what are common comments on the vehicles, for 2wd, ones that seem to be easier to drive for newbies I would say the XXX-CR and RB5. initial reports also would put the GV2 up there.
Now, why do I say that? Its because of the initial "push" they experience compared to the B4s tendency to have really agressive steering. For newbies, this push can help getting around the track easier. I like the B4, it fits my driving style, but I can see where it can frustrate a newbie with that really agressive steering.
As for durability, I would say they all are close on that. I really didn't have anything I would call major breakage issues with the B4 (T4 different story, eats arms).
As for 4wd , the Academy SBV2 Pro (go with the pro model only!) is highly durable and an excellent performer. I would say those reasons alone make it an excellent first 4wd buggy. The B44 from reports also is showing that it can be durable too and has the performance of the BJ4 WE in it. Excellent vehicle so far too, especially for the price.
I would say consider these things:
1. What current TC you run (could be parts compatibility)
2. What your LHS stocks (if that matters to you)
3. What other drivers are using for setup help (if that matters to you)
4. What kind of pack configuration you want to use( stick or saddle)
5. What is the highest class turnout for the ones you are interested in.
6. Which class you find the coolest.
Ultimately, you need to see what class you like the most, and go from there. Regardless if 2wd buggy will make you a better driver, if you don't like the class or the turnout sucks, what good does that do you?