Brand new out of the box. I took it out and started taking it apart to check it out and noticed it was bent. Didn't even put a battery in it yet. It's bent ever so slightly, but enough to make some nasty vibration noises at WOT.
My LHS owner was kinda mad that it came that way out of the box. I ended up just buying another VXL system and taking that motor out and putting it into the 4x4. I'll call traxxas tomorrow and see what they can do for me.
Edited for language abuse.