Cheap RC Cars

Cheap RC Cars

Moneys tight these days for many people. While some can afford to splash over £1000 on a new RC car the majority of us have to be far more careful. In this post we will look at some of the best value for money vehicles out there covering as many of the top brands as possible. The aim is to make the enjoyment that comes from driving an RC car available to all no matter what your budget.

I was fortunate enough that I learnt I liked driving cars around with my sons car. It wasn’t amazing but it worked. I didn’t even have to pay for it. When I bought him a new car it was a step up but was still a value for money model. I didn’t jump in the deep end. 

Why buy a cheap car?

When we say cheap we often thing of low quality. That isn’t always the case. There are two things to consider here. Firstly there is always a need for cheaper models. If you are buying a car for a child for their birthday or Christmas then you are not going to want to necessarily spend a fortune. The same goes if you want to dip your toes in the industry. Would you spend £1000 on a petrol truck if you weren’t sure is radio controlled cars were for you? 

There is also the question of what is regarded as cheap. £400 for an electric RC Car would be seen as expensive but if you were buying a petrol powered RC truck it may well be seen as cheap. Its all relative.  


A cheap petrol powered truck for example may still cost £400. It isn’t that it is cheap it just seems that way compared to the top of the range models. Let us take for example the AoWei Yama Petrol RC Buggy and the 5IVE B Race Buggy 

AOWEI 26CC Yama Petrol RC Buggy£329.99Nitrotek
TLR 5IVE-B Race Kit Buggy£1169.99Al's Hobbies

As you can see the price can vary greatly. Please note these prices were as at the day of writing. 

Best Cheap RC Cars

Below we have constructed a list of the best cheap RC Car categories covering all sorts of categories from those cars for kids right through to adults and many categories in between. Of course that doesn’t mean there is a different car for each category. 

  • RC Car for Kids
  • RC Car for Beginners
  • RC Car for Adults
  • RC Truck
  • RC Buggy
  • On-Road RC Car
  • Off-Road RC Car
  • Electric RC Car
  • Nitro RC Car
  • Petrol RC Car


CategoryMake & ModelPriceRetailer