Originally Posted by sioti1231
what are the difference between the two???
im just starting this hobby. pls help. thanks...
Simple question, but difficult to answer. The M05 is the newer car and the more complicated one. The M03 predates the 05 by a number of years, is much simpler, and is less expensive to race. The 03 is also a bit quicker on the low to medium grip racing surfaces. The 05 might be a little better for a new racer on the higher grip surfaces like carpet.
Also the 05 is much more expensive to fully upgrade than the 03. But, if you plan to race the TCS Series, the 03 may be retired in a few years.
The 03 is easier to set up and is less sensitive to changing track conditions. It is also much easier to "work" on. But, a well set up 05 is generally smoother and easier to drive.
Both models have their advocates, but the 03 is "King" at one of our local tracks, but the 05 holds it's own at a local carpet track.
After all that, I'd suggest the 03 for you. It's less expensive, used ones are plentiful, easier to work on and set up. If you run on carpet, for someone in your situation, the 05 might be the better option.
Hope this helps instead of confuses.