The CD3 pro rtr is the BEST out there for getting into racing, period. It really offers a package that the other cars can't touch for the money. Blade sway bars at both ends, STARTER BOX, Alum threaded shocks, pillow ball suspension at both ends, fail safe, good pipe, nice bag & more.
The diffs are fluid filled gear types (less maintanance than ball type).
Now keep in mind, we are compairing RTR's and their relative value.
I would rather drive a Kyosho v-one RRR WE, but that is an unfair comparison.
Put the right tires on it, the right set-up and you will be able to compete. Once you can get through your heats without crashing or getting off the fast line, step up to a better engine and you will be able to compete at any level with this car.