I'm doing a buggy build and was wonder how good the XL-5 esc is, and if I should put it in my buggy ?
Are you building a bandit? If not, post this question over in the electronics section of the forum. This area is specifically for rustlers and bandits.
I will say that the XL5 ESC is very basic, and for brushed motors only. I'd recommend going with a brushless-capable ESC, such as the VXL-3s, but only if your buggy is 1/10 scale.