I got a mirage when they 1st came out.
much faster than a exo! Exo on 3s is 35mph. Mirage is 45mph. And the mirage can take 4s! that gets you 59mph.
Mirage battery tray is WAY WAY better than the exo.
Mirage costs the same, but you get a 3s lipo and basic charger.
Driveline on mirage is good...maybe one of the best drivelines redcat has. I never had a driveline issue.
Radio is kinda toyish feeling. It works just fine, but feels funny in the hand.
Now, I mentioned I had a day 1 mirage. Mine had one big flaw....the plastic that the arms and suspension pin holders were made of were brittle....with NO flex. I broke a few pin holders and 2 suspension arms. I also broke 1 plastic shock end and the rear of the roll cage broke in 1 place.
I mentioned my issues to redcat. I do not know if the current mirage's still have this issue. it was not a design flaw, but rather a issue with the material used. If they changed the plastic or how it was molded then the problem may be solved and I would buy a mirage again. It was a fun rig to drive....but mine would take a nasty crash one day and then a small jump would snap a pin holder the next. those brittle plastics would build up fractures and cause them to break at times when there was no reason for them to.
check out my vids....you will see what I mean: