Originally Posted by DavidNERODease
I had the Mi5 and loved it. I ended up switching to VBC and I like it a little bit more but I would still choose the new Evo over the T4-14. All 3 cars are very good but I tend to lean towards the bolder designs. If Xray would update the eccentric cam design (belt tension adjustment), ARB holders, a couple other little things and offer some choice in cosmetics that would re-interest me. The thing now is that you don't have to buy an Xray to get professional quality anymore - they have competiton.
Totally agree with you, xray is not the only car with good quality, most of my local racer run ARC R10 with superb handling and speed, the design is quite similar with close enough quality and at least 100usd cheaper, most part are 2/3 or less in price. No so much people want xray touring car in taipei these day. We do love their 1/12 for they have best diff and nearly indestructible durability.
Personally I ran mi5 witch is painfully hard to setup due to my lack of skill compared to out of box superior handling of R10, I still love it for its durability and ease of maintenance. The new evo is lot better compared to the original yet still need some adjustment. Xray is too boring in terms of design. The handling and quality are not that far superior than any cheaper competitors. With T4might come out a new Model anytime soon. i suggest you get an mi5 evo or some other cheaper t4 like design car. If you really want a xray, wait for the new model.