Originally Posted by age_ruler1
I like reading about RC's
Honestly, if you want a 'feeler' vehicle to see if you like it, I would recommend the Traxxas Stampede
. It's a 2WD truck that has been around for a LONG time. It has a great design that is durable, easy to work on, and cheap enough to not break the bank. That was my first truck and back then it was a completely different vehicle.
Now they are waterproof, all steel gears in the transmission, much faster, and a blast. You can get it for around $190 and that includes a battery. I would recommend a peak charger as well since the wall one takes hours.
With that truck you can see if you like the hobby and get a feel for it. If you like tinkering and going fast, I highly recommend it. From there, you can catapult into more expensive and/or complex vehicles. A visit to your local hobby shop would be good to so you can see them in person and maybe even test drive one.