To the OP and everyone else who's blathering on without a clue in this thread, Ansmann is a German VAR, they've been around for a long time, their stuff is good for its price, better than Redcat/HSP for example. Hm, remind me in which country Redcat is the leading budget brand, oh, it's the US, yeh, that's right...
Ansmann actually do QA on their products, they are stamped with all relevant standards, and are good value for money and actually produce hopups and brushless conversions for other brands. Locally, an Ansmann 4wd buggy took the championship this year. The Terrier is a decent car for the money and good starter car. Anyone saying otherwise has no experience with the brand. You won't get anything much better without spending a lot more. The fact that your LHS supports the brand is even more reason why its a good purchase for you.
Now then, Integra, back to you...
If the US sank into the sea tomorrow, the hobby worldwide would not be affected in the slightest. You know why? Because in europe we already have better brands, Xray, Serpent, Kyosho, Mugen, Tamiya. I've only seen one Losi buggy here in Europe in the flesh, ever. Only Team Associated is really on the map here, and that's largely due to Thunder Tiger. Oh, yeh, we have Traxxas, that great racing brand. lolol. Face it, the European and Asian hobby markets needs America like a fish needs a bicycle.
Conversely if Europe or Asia sank into the sea, the hobby would take a long time to recover. Basically, while the hobby is strong in America, it is a closed loop. You have no effect on anything internationally cos you don't do any manufacturing or export, only import from China for domestic use.
Let's also look at the most prestigious US brand, Team Associated, the American brand with the most heritage and the most world championships, and the most american flags on its stickers and marketing. And it's owned by, oh wow, the biggest company in RC, Thunder Tiger, and are they American? No, they're not. Are they popular in America? No, they're not. But wait! How did this company survive without being popular in America?!? And rise to become the biggest RC company in the world!?! Unpossible! Well actually it's because the US has virtually zero impact on this hobby globally. The biggest RC company in the world hardly sells anything there, that's why they acquired Team Associated. Hm, ok, how about the two companies widely regarded as being responsible for the best cars on the market, Mugen and Xray, they must be American! Again, no, sorry. OK, how about that great producer of champions since the earliest days of RC, Serpent, they must be American? No, they're not American either, but keep going, this is fun.
By the way, please change your avatar, it is a breach of community policies. The only company logos allowed in avatars are those of forum sponsors, of which TLR is not one.
To the OP, go for it, the Terrier is a good car, don't listen to anyone. Your parents are also doing you a favour by insisting that you get it from the local hobby shop, because when you need help with starting and tuning and problems, etc, they aren't likely to help you if you take a second hand buggy you bought on ebay, now are they.
Save the online purchases for when you want something really good from far away. For now, an Ansmann from your local store is one of the best starts you can make in the hobby. Good luck and feel free to shoot me a message if you need any help with anything.