||I would give this truck 4 1/2 stars but I can't give 5.
The pull start is very weak. I made very sure not to pull it too far and still it only lasted a few days. Make sure you use the spin start as much as possible and save the pull start for when you really need it. 2nd problem is my spin start didn't want to work at first. I had to take it apart and turn the electric motor a little with a screw driver. Still it would hang occasionally. Now it seems to work fine. In cold weather it's a little hard to start. Also my package didn't include the charger for the receiver pack!! The sticker for the speed sensor is crap. I've lost two in the first week.
THE GOOD: This really is a great truck. It seems to run better with 25-30% fuel. Lots of power. Handles great once you stiffen up the shocks. The threaded adjustable shocks are great too! I cartwheeled it several times with no breakage at all. I've owned a Revo and I think the performance is just as good. Telemetry on the remote is really cool! Knowing the engine temperature is very handy. Being able to see all your battery voltages is really nice too. The Lexan body is nice and thick. So far, parts are pretty easy to find. Although not on this website. :( A D-cell glow driver was also included though this is not listed in the description. Gas tank is large which is really necessary with such a large engine and truck (it burns quite a bit of fuel).
I hit a tree at about 25mph and broke a few parts. I hoped it would be a little more durable but that's a pretty good impact. The range on the remote seems good. Telemetry range is only about 100 ft, but that's not really a problem. Steering is difficult under hard acceleration but I probably just need to change my differential grease. In any case, too much power isn't a bad thing! So far I've had it up to 44 mph on about 22% fuel (blended). I swear it's going faster than that though. It looks like 60-70. 30% fuel should easily hit 50 mph.
I would say a tank of fuel lasts 10-15 min. Receiver battery is good for about 6 tanks of fuel. I made an adapter so I can quick charge my receiver battery in a pinch. Spin start is good for 4-8 starts with a 3000 mah battery. AA batteries in the transmitter lasted me a whole gallon of fuel and still going.