Originally Posted by mudd_dawg
i have not played with on road stuff at all but our local dirt off road track closed and just rins onroad now my 13 year old son " that can drive the heck" out of his off road truck and buggy wants an on road eletric whats some thing strong pretty quick and a good learning car for a first time on roader with off road skills
Is the plan to get involved in racing? If so, the first thing you need to do is figure out what "class" you guys are going to want to race in. A spec class like Transam? Touring class? Pan class? (which is like pickign between Slash, 4wd stadium truck, 2wd buggy, etc...) As soon as you figure out what KIND of car you want to run, I recommend talking to some of the guys already running there, figure out what car seems to be the most popular, and pick one of those up. The last thing you want to do IMO, is go finance a car, only to find out that your local onroad track doesn't even run them. Once you find the class and car, you can then either grab a new one, or buy a used one.
advantages of buying new = no wear and tear, get to build it from the ground up
advantages of buying used = much cheaper, tend to come with spare parts (still a good idea to rebuild the car so you learn how it all works, and goes together.)