Ok so I have not touched a remote controlled car in @20 years! I was at Atlanta supercross 2 weeks ago and i was the lucky winner of a Traxxas Slash 2wd! I was amazed at the difference in technology. I had a Tamiya Grasshopper as my first car so maybe compairing apples and oranges! But I evidently smoked the motor yesterday and much to my suprise when i called 1-800-TRAXXAS the customer support was great after diagnosing over the phone I have a new motor on they way!!! Thank you Traxxas!