if your interested in the TC3 you can check mine out in this thread
Finally got my TC3 back together, pics inside
It started out as a factory and made its way up to nearly factory team.
There are some many parts for the TC3, and all the hobby shops around me stock almost every single one of them.
Even stock parts which rocks for when you break something.
I wanted to get into R/C cars for almost 1.5 yrs before I bought that, and I spent the whole time researching which car was the best bang for the buck, and after 1.5 yrs I still ended up with a TC3
Not to mention I am subscribed to R/C touring magazine and its always in there winning showdowns.
Just make sure you at least get the factory version, skip right over the cheap "racer" version, you will end up turning it into a factory after the first day you drive it anyway.