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Old 01-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Just wondering why car manufacturers replace models every few years? Wouldn't it be more cost effective to have a model for longer giving a longer return on investment? Or is it all just marketing!
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Just wondering why car manufacturers replace models every few years? Wouldn't it be more cost effective to have a model for longer giving a longer return on investment? Or is it all just marketing!
Hahaha...... Team Magic is one of the quickest rc companies to release new updates and new models.

It's all marketing strategies to keep the demand alive and / or to stay competitive in rc business.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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There are a large percentage of us who feel we need the latest and greatest to be competative. When all we really need is more track time to practice.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #4
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Hahaha...... Team Magic is one of the quickest rc companies to release new updates and new models.

It's all marketing strategies to keep the demand alive and / or to stay competitive in rc business.
In the past years i would agree with you... but in recent times this has not been the case. The G4RS 2009 has not changed since it was released!
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There are a large percentage of us who feel we need the latest and greatest to be competative. When all we really need is more track time to practice.
100% agree, practice and experience is everything. Sure things wear and will need to be replaced, but the top drivers will be the same no mater what they are driving!
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It is a commercial thing.....

The Mugen MRX4-x model is just a far evolution of the first MRX2. The drivetrain and building is for both models almost the same but through all models in between minor changes were made for a better grip and more setup options but still I do think the MRX2 can be still a great car for most drivers today.

Indeed a lot of drivers think they can buy performance while the real performance must come from their driving and setup skils.
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It is a commercial thing.....

The Mugen MRX4-x model is just a far evolution of the first MRX2. The drivetrain and building is for both models almost the same but through all models in between minor changes were made for a better grip and more setup options but still I do think the MRX2 can be still a great car for most drivers today.

Indeed a lot of drivers think they can buy performance while the real performance must come from their driving and setup skils.
Agree... Well said!

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Its a marketing thing. RC cars have the same product life span as a laptop computer. Although some new designs improve things, there are also some that don't.

Pick one that works best for you that has the best product support from both factory and aftermarket.
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Same life span as a laptop?

That's funny cause my 13yr old tamiya f103 is still king of the 1/10 f1 scene.

Find me a 13yr old laptop that is still applicable today!

I do realise f103 is the exception
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