Heh, yeah. I dunno why it seems like so long ago. I guess I consider the days before brushless, LiPo and 2.4 ghz to be the good old days. Back when we used to build all of our cars, solder our matched NiCads together and worry about range and frequencies. Those were the days! I miss building kits and that's about it. Things are so much better now!
I had a two RS4 minis. One was normal with the Miata body. The other was a monster mini with A-arms, shocks and axles from a Rally, wheels and tires from an MT and a Beetle body that I baja'd out with cut fenders and all that. It was crazy.
Other HPI's I've owned include the original Micro RS4, Super NRS4, two MT's, Savage 21 and Savage XS Flux. Been an HPI fan for a long time and went through many before finally settling on the three that I have now.