Out of the box, this thing will provide hours of fun to anyone that has only owned a Wal Mart, or Radio Shack RC Car. Its fast, handles great, does doughnuts, and its very very strong and nearly un-breakable. With just a few upgrades like tires, batteries, and a different motor, this car becomes competative with TC3's and such. Then with more mods like shocks, wing, different suspension peices, ESC, etc, it becomes a winner. Definatly a great choice for anyone looking into a beginner RC car, or even a cheap car that can be extremely competative in racing.