Ok, when I first got into the hobby a few monthes ago, I bought a Traxxas Bandit, my first R/C car ever. 2WD, brushed electric RC car. I loved it and it was amazing.
I have since then bought a HPI Baja 5B, and more importantly a Traxxas Slayer. Im waiting on parts for my Slayer, so I had to drive something. So I dusted off my Bandit, took the time to install the new shock tower and front bulkhead on it and get it back into running order.
Took it outside, drove it some.....and man. It just doesnt compare. Im hoping that its only cause it has a brushed motor, but it just doesnt compare to anything. Nitro is better than it, and my Slayer is certainly miles ahead of it.
Electrics really are toys in my opinion now. lol. Maybe once my Slayer is where I feel I can "race" it well enough at the local track and I have everything working how I want it on my Baja, I may invest in a brushless moter and ESC for my Bandit and see if that makes it any less of a toy, but I doubt it. lol. Its still great cause theres no maintenance involved, just charge, plug and play.....but its a toy.
Nitro may be hard to tune sometimes, messy and just plain a pain with all the maintenance but nothing compares to it.