The reports I have gotten are that its pretty durable. I was considering this buggy but decided to go with the Matrix as it was a newer design, has been getting great reviews and winning its share of races. If this buggy interests you as well, you can get a good review of it on rcuniverse and on ebay I have seen NIB versions sell for $400 shipped. This also includes an Airtronics FM MX3 radio as well as 144oz hi torque servos for steering and throttle.
I don't think the Storm plus comes with that hi power of servos or a digital radio if I recall correctly, may be something to consider pricewise.
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