Okay guys...I'm trying real hard not to sound like a tamiya sales rep (even though I am a Tamiya sales rep
). Tamiya has just came out with the TA04, this is a brand new dual-belt chassis that was designed as a competition car. It is every bit as fast as the Yok, HPI and Associated cars. I feel that it is superior to the other cars from a maintenance standpoint, but other than that it's a toss-up, check them all out and buy what you like best. One nice thing if you do decide to go with the Tamiya: you can run in the Tamiya Championship Series and compete for a nine-day, all expenses paid trip to Japan...I'm going in November(woo-hoo).