There are several factors to consider before choosing which type of radio control cars to buy. Don't just jump in head first.
Making correct choices, up front, can save you a lot of time and money down road. Take a few minutes to read this helpful article so you can start out in right direction.
First, it is important to determine who will be primary user of cars. This will help ensure that you don't start off with a car that is far beyond child's ability to operate.
Choosing right starter radio control car can often mean difference between building a long-lasting family hobby, or having one more piece of plastic ending up in toy box.
If intended user is a young child, say under 13, then you might be better off purchasing relatively inexpensive mini radio control cars that run on batteries. Not only are they inexpensive (often selling for under $20), but they are safe to operate in that they use no flamable gas and they include a low-voltage battery charger.
If an adult or older child will be using radio control cars, then you have a much wider selection to choose from. Of course, mini cars are fun for all ages, but there are also larger all-electronic cars as well as beefy gas-powered vehicles, and even Nitro powered monsters!
Expect to pay anywhere from fifty dollars to hundreds of dollars for "big kid" radio control cars. Not only are cars bigger and more powerful, but they come with a much more sophisticated radio control transmitter.