Originally Posted by TS656577
Alright thanks. I'm going to have to buy a used one to watch the budget
I guess it depends on what you are looking to do?
If you want to get into RC and you plan to drive around parking lots and tennis courts, and you are excited about the build, you might be happy with that TT-01 kit (if the price is right) or even a new, older kit like a Tamiya TB-02, which is much more advanced, but older then the newest technology racer. If you just want to drive and tweak, maybe search for someone selling all their gear cheap to get out of the hobby.
If you are looking to race, and you are a beginner on a budget, the TT-01 basic chassis (not the E or D version) could be a great place to start, as classes of "spec" racing are very popular with this chassis- they are relatively low-tech, but they are robust and inexpensive, and in these classes everyone has the same chassis and motor (expensive hop-ups are usually not allowed) so it keeps it even and cheap. Look around your area to see if they are running a TT-01 class around you to make sure you'll have a place to race.
If you are looking to get serious about racing (but have limited funds now), a TA-05 (either new or used) is a good place to start. They are more sophisticated and have a lot more tuning possibilities (might be hard for a beginner), but will remain competitive as you get more skill (and funds to contribute towards hop-ups/motors/escs/batteries, etc)..
Ultimately, maybe the best thing to do is take a look at your local hobby shop, and also local place where rc'rs hang out and drive- see what they run/race/drive.. See if it maybe influences what you want? Even some of the RTR (ready to run) packages can be found for good deals, and come with most everything you need to get going?