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My eight year old is wanting a RC car. He respects his toys so I'm not worried about him trashing a car. I was wondering if someone could recommend a make, etc. that would be a good fit. I think it should be rechargeable and for use on-road. I was thinking up to $75.00 for a limit. Thanks
 

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Your best bet would be to visit your local hobby shop. See what's readily available for parts if it breaks. Also can't go wrong with talking in person to someone if you have any questions. Things you don't get online :) hope it helps and good luck in your rc venture
 

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I think a 1/16 RTR is a good starting car.
as the parts are low cost as to a 1/10 scale.
i would pick the losi mini-t, or the 1/16 losi dune buggy. as they both can run with 4AA batterys which give a run time of over a hour.
both use the same parts.
 

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My eight year old is wanting a RC car. He respects his toys so I'm not worried about him trashing a car. I was wondering if someone could recommend a make, etc. that would be a good fit. I think it should be rechargeable and for use on-road. I was thinking up to $75.00 for a limit. Thanks
I think it unlikely you will find a worthwhile hobby grade RC car for $75. A toy yes but not hobby grade. This forum is focused on hobby grade RCs, not toys.

What's the difference?

A hobby grade RC car is usually more durable than a toy but is also designed to be repaired and maintained. So the manufacturer sells replacement parts. If it breaks, it can be fixed for a fraction of the cost of a new one.

A toy RC car will not have parts support. If it breaks, you throw it away and buy a new one.

I would suggest you find someone selling a used Traxxas Slash. The Slash has excellent parts support at almost any really hobby store and is durable to begin with. A Slash isn't really on on-road car but can be run on a parking lot or similar area.
 

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I'll look into it. I checked the Slash and they are more than I wanted to spend. I appreciate the "toy v. hobby grade" difference and would like to get something better than a toy ,but it really is question of how much i can stand to spend. Is there sucha thing as a "starter" kit in the RC world that wouldn't break the bank if the kid doesn't get into it? Thanks
 

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Hi Cygator
Yeah getting a kid started into RC's can get a little expensive. Finding a company that backs their product with good customer service and parts is a plus.
If you have a local hobby store and he deals with Hobbico, He can probbly get you one of these and around the same price(depending on their mark-up).
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAAMW**&P=0
It's a good beginner vehicle an you can get street tires for it as well
 

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be careful with the above post,
I'm not bad mouthing them(spam) but I've never heard of them and I would not go to there site

Look through tower hobbies for something in your price range, and see if your local hobby shop can order it in. My point support your local hobby shop when you can. Look for RTR (Ready to Run) and look to see what else they recommend to buy.

Post here what your thinking about buying
 

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be careful with the above post,
I'm not bad mouthing them(spam) but I've never heard of them and I would not go to there site

Look through tower hobbies for something in your price range, and see if your local hobby shop can order it in. My point support your local hobby shop when you can. Look for RTR (Ready to Run) and look to see what else they recommend to buy.

Post here what your thinking about buying
I did go to my local hobby shop. They didn't have the Evader but had the similar Torment. I was going to get it but my son feels it is to big. Now, I'm looking at Losi's 1/18 &. 1/24's. Neither of which my Hobby shop has in stock but can order. The hobby shop guy was very helpful and he got a new customer.

don't know about that website. Wasn't anything I was interested in. Thanks guys.
 

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