After 3+ months of solid use (and abuse), I remain highly impressed by the simplicity and durability of this buggy. I bought this as a beginner training tool before I progress onto more exotic race buggies and it has exceeded all my initial expectations for a cheapie beginner's car. Have replaced the stock Torque Tuned motor with vastly superior SuperStock RZ motor and running 35C 2S Lipo, this buggy is now transformed and able to clear super cross style race track doubles with ease. Despite many inverted landings and heart stopping flips, nothing broke except a crushed rear wing (now replaced by much more durable TRF clear wing), and the chromed body remaining shiny and crack free given the punishment it copped by my novice driving. The stock shock and spring are too soft for race track jumps so I had to increase the shock oil weight to minimise chassis slap on landings. Both stock tyres have lasted remarkably well after many hours on clay and carpet. So pleased with this buggy in fact, that I decided to buy another one in case I kill off my existing chariot of fun. Well done Tamiya!