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Tamiya Baja Champ
The Tamiya Baja Champ was my first car when I got back into this hobby. I bought it at the same time as getting the Mad Bulls for the lads, as I fancied having a car to play with too. The Baja Champ is a 4 wheel drive buggy based on the longstanding Tamiya TL-01 chassis, which is an onroad chassis. For the Baja Champ buggy, the suspension arms are extended to give it a wider stance and further ground clearance, but that's about the only difference between it and the standard onroad offering. Consequently many people dismiss the car as not being any good for offroading.
I have found that it is a precise and fun car to drive, particulary suitable as a first car. With hopups, it can be quite fast too, and is perfectly capable of handling muddy and offroad surfaces. Longer grass gives it a problem though, and also some parts of the suspension, particularly where the chassis meets the suspension arms, are prone to breakage.
All in all this is an easy to build, easy to repair and easy to drive car. Pros are that spares and hopups are readily available. Cons are that you need to almost completely dismantle the car if you need to work on the gearbox, and also the suspension mount points on the chassis are prone to breakage. If (when) they break, you have to replace the whole side of the chassis, again meaning that quite a strip down is required. I've been lucky and only ever broken one, which was the one on the smaller part of the chassis at the rear. And that part just comes off without the need to take apart all of the gears and strip out the whole chassis.