RE: E-Savage Brushed vs. E-Maxx Brushed
Id say the E-Savage is tougher as far as the suspension goes, than the E-Maxx. It probably is a touch faster as well. However, the driveline is weak so if you ever add power, you will have lots of work to do there.
Basically in my eyes, the E-Maxx Suspension is easier to make reasonably tough, than it is to make the e-savage driveline tough. Thats just my thoughts on it. And I would go with the E-Maxx because of that. The factory e-maxx driveline is pretty strong now as long as you dont go too crazy, and there are gobs of parts out for the maxx trucks. My Father In Law has a new E-Maxx and its a pretty nice truck for the most part. He hasnt had any problems from it at all, and it is fairly powerful with good run time for a brushed truck.
The Savage Flux 2350 is probably the best bang for your buck though. Tower has them for about $410 with free shipping, and they also have a $60 off code which would bring it down to $450 shipped. And I believe HPI might have a $25 rebate right now, but you'd want to look into that. Its just a better truck all around than the other 2 though, so if you can afford it, that would be your best option. Although we all know that money is a deciding factor for many of us, so you have to make that decision yourself[8D]
Edit... The E-Savage is also quite a bit smaller than the Maxx. I found this picture on the web of someone with a stampede, e-savage and e-maxx lined up and you can see the difference. This is NOT my picture. I believe someone else on here had posted it[8D]