One word shall describe the slash 4x4 in my experience: fun. I picked up a brand new slash 4x4 this morning (lucasoil edition?) and I love it.crazy fast out of the box with great battery life with the stock nimh battery. With my 3 nimh batteries (from summit and slash 4x4) I can quite literally run the truck all day long. I put one on my ex peak in my fridge (don't ask) as soon as I deplete it and slap another one of 2 full batteries in. By the time it runs out, the first battery is fully charged and I cycle. Pretty good for stock batteries!
One dislike though is the traction and the amount of grass/dirt etc that gets stuck in the chassis. I find the truck too touchy out of the box and roll it often in the grass. Upgrades for the future include an outerwears cover ,sway bar kit, and I center diff only for when I race.
I wish I was as impressed with my summit as I am with this out of the box. Good job traxxas!
Can't wait to try it out in my first race on the 17th >