I'm new to hobby level R/C (just have owned cheap junk as a kid). I'm considering overbuying on a car or cars for my kids. Options are cheap junk or something a bit better like a Stampede or Rustler. Cheap junk may win since they're not really ready (8 and 4), but I dread having to deal with the issues associated with the cheap junk.
Pep Boys seems to be the cheapest I can find it in a local shop. Amazon seems to be more expensive and google seems to show most hobby stores are quite a bit higher.
Any thoughts on better options? I suspect I will feel the $ pain short term, but be happier in the end.
What's the minimum amount of space one should have to run these at half power?