Originally Posted by waly alloush
Hey im new to these forum and im new to RC cars. I have a 100-200$ budget i want a RC car thats fast looks cool and i can recharge quick.I Have no clue what to look for in a RC car. Im a computer geek so i can pick up on basic knowledge and logic well.
Hehe! Do you know that saying "Fast, cheap, reliable - you can only have two!". That will be your first lesson, but I don't expect you will understand it soon.
Just an example, the RTR cars are cheap and may be fast, but more often than not they're not as reliable as the top cars which are not cheap.
A comment on the above suggestions though, from personal experience, HPI cars are not that good (unless you go for the top Cyclone cars, and then you're in pro territory i.e. big money).
My choice if I were to get into the hobby with what I know now would be a basic tamiya kit, probably one like the TA05 which can be developed over time as your skills grow into a full blown TRF race winner.
First step though (or second if we consider you've already taken the step to ask for advice) is to make sure you understand what you can get for the budget you want to use. For your proposed budget I don't think you can get more than a toy that doesn't go anywhere. You know what they say, double your initial budget and get to the next order of magnitude and you're a bit closer to the truth.