This is a great value chassis and is easily customized and without much budget. Overall, a great car, with many mods available, but you only need a few if you are on a budget? A brushed/NiMH setup is also cheaper than going brushless/LIPO, if you are sticking to a budget? I run mine with a brushed motor with 5000mAh NiMH (not Brushless LIPO).
The Sakura D3 comes with a STD 2.14 CS Ratio (meaning the rear wheels spin 2.14 times, to the front spinning 1 time). If you find it too hard to drive right out of the box (which is common for many new CS drivers), you can reduce the Front Gear from the STD 38T/13T to a 35T/13T (Ratio changes from STD 2.92 to a reduced 2.69). Then also reduce the Centre Pulley Gear from the STD 22T/13T to a 19T/13T (Ratio changes from 1.36 to 1.58 and a final CS dr..