Originally Posted by cars.cars.cars
The (RTR) Nitro RS4 3 Evo is 314$. the (RTR) Nitro RS4 3 is 289.99$ (older version of the Evo, not as hoped up). The Nitro RS4 3 18SS is a kit (you need radio equipment and you have to build). these prices are from www.towerhobbies.com
Get the EVO if you go RTR. Otherwise get the SS. The SS comes with the larger and more powerful engine and beefed up drivetrain parts. The EVO comes with the rotostart system and the SS has a standard pull start.
Now you just need to decide which you want. EVO less power and standard drivetrain parts, but comes with rotostart and radio for a good price. The SS comes with beefed up drivetrain, bigger motor, but no rotostart and you get to choose your own radio. I don't think you can go wrong either way. If you continue on with RC the SS is the better choice because you can buy a better radio and use it in your future cars.