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Someone has contacted our club to ask what 4wd buggy they should get to start racing with for himself and his son.

He has a budget of £300 each and currently has no kit at all.

We're at a bit of a loss as to what to suggest.
Can anyone suggest anything within that budget that would actually be suitable for someone to start racing, have a decent spares availability, etc?
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If they want to buy brand new my boy started with an FTX vantage which was good enough to get going. Spares are cheap and for the budget they could get a suitable fast charger and a couple of lipo batteries. That's the only thing I can think of for the budget.

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/ftx-van...products/40388

Otherwise they'll have look out for second hand on fleabay or the for sale section here for someone who is selling up.

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A 2WD if he's racing indoors at Caldicot
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Sounds like mission impossible. I would suggest buy second hand or look at 2wd, maybe the b4 rtr or kyosho rb6 rtr if has to be new.
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Second hand 4wds , go with the most popular car used at club. Or go rite 2wds
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Thanks, have suggested looking at the FTX as a starter car or to look for 2nd hand before taking the plunge
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I have a ftx vantage available (brushed version) if interested
We decided to go 2wd when we started racing
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Reading the specs on the ftx, it runs Lipos, has brushless motor, cheap spares. With the correct tyres it could go ok for a newbie.
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Have to say I would be looking 2nd hand and 2wd. Will be cheaper and improve your driving if your dead keen on tenth scale.
Otherwise how about Micro?
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Thanks for the replies, it's not for me and I've already fed the replies back to the enquirer
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