LMAO....everyone MISSED his points. He wants A BASHING CAR which is:
3.CAN BE COMPETITIVE
if cheap is your quest. Go with Tamiya...you could never go wrong. On standard setup...all you need just a standard servo and full set of ball bearings (car cost approx. $80-100 depending on stores) and a host of upgrade parts are waiting for your. Hobby people has two models (350Z and Impreza '03) for 80 bucks a pop: http://www.hobbypeople.net/prdcls/caraac01.asp
You can also get Trinity new T-spec...full loaded for about 110 bucks from Trinity or 150 bucks you get spec motors and spec battery (great for bashing by the way). Here is the link for T spec: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGVU5&P=0
Get Mtroniks ESC for bashing ESC. For about 40-50 dollars you can have an ESC that can handle 12 Turns easy.
For motor, if you're really in a budget...find someone who can get you Tower Hobbies 14T Speed Secret for about 20 bucks: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJA78&P=0
That should be good enough for starters or you can get Trinity Caliber for $18-20 a pop...and it's available from 10T-16T: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAPY9&P=0
Both have dual ball bearings but Trinty have non-adjustable 24degree locked endbell compared to adjustable timing on the Tower motor.