When buying a cheap gas-powered remote control car, it is important to consider where you are going to use the car. If it is going to be a firm surface, such as concrete or hardwood floors, it is better to choose an on-road vehicle, however, this type of cars is not suitable for inexperienced users. Off-road cars can be used safely on all types of surfaces, plus, they are usually durable, so they are a good choice for beginners.
If the price of the remote control car is important, it is better to choose cars that are small and have small engines, as these vehicles usually cost much less than their larger versions. As of January 2016, gas-powered remote control cars that are considered cheap usually cost less than $400. Some of the best cheap gas-powered remote control cars include Traxxas Nitro Sport and Nitro Stampede.
Even though the Traxxas Nitro Sport costs less than $280 in 2016, it is very powerful. It is possible to start this car by pushing one button, the car features full independent suspension, and its maximum speed is 40 mph. Nitro Stampede costs about $300, as of 2016. It features the same engine as the Traxxas Nitro Sport, but this car comes with a higher ground clearance.