I have light RC experience and am deciding between buying the Stampede VXL and the Stampede 4x4. Not going to be racing on any tracks, but will be on all sorts of terrain, bashing, racing friends, etc.
The price difference isn't enough to make up my mind. Local Hobby Shop told me the VXL is the most fun of any he has, but I will end up liking the added stability of the 4x4. I guess one concern is am I giving up top end speed with the 4x4? The maintenance doesn't scare me, as i've torn down and built a few of these things.