Lots of vehicle categories have come and gone since the RC hobby boomed with buggies back in the 1980s, but even in today’s truck-dominated RC landscape, the classic 2WD buggy is still a popular way to take RC fun off-road. With their penchant for razor-sharp handling and responsive rear-wheel drive characteristics, 2WD buggies are always an exciting ride. They’re a lowerpriced way to enjoy RC as well; since they’re smaller, lighter, and less complex than bigger truck models (especially 4WD machines), you can get a lot of go for your dough with a 2WD buggy. Case in point: the four RTRs we’ve rounded up here from Arrma, Kyosho, Team Associated, and Traxxas. All are less than $350, well equipped, and ready to rip with sensorless brushless systems onboard to deliver plenty of speed, power, and fun. Some are built for rough stuff, others lean toward track performance, but all four deserve a long look if you’re in the market for a 2WD buggy.
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