Nitro-powered buggies are very popular for a number of reasons. Yes you may need to invest a little more cash into owning one, but they come with a lot of benefits.
Nitro buggies have a lot more power then the majority of Electric R/C Buggies. You also don't have to worry about the battery running out because if you have enough fuel you can run them all day.
Yes they may also be a little louder (which is half the fun), as long as you get permission from the neighbors and don't run it at night, you should be fine to have a lot of fun. Another better idea would be to join a local R/C Car Club, or find a wide open space somewhere away from houses.
Whatever you do you are sure to have hours of thrills and spills with your Nitro R/C Buggy.
Discover more about the Nitro Engine at Wikipedia.