Originally Posted by Evoracer
The TC4 is a great choice. It'll take you through the beginner stage all the way up to more experienced level racing. It's a much better choice than some "beginner" cars like the TT01 or E10 since you'll really get your money's worth when you add on performance parts. The TC4 was raced at the highest levels so it's a very capable chassis. Even today it's a great chassis for GT or VTA class racing.
And by the time that you have reached the potential of this car, 2 or 3 new models would have come out anyways, so why waste big money when there is no real gain in it for you.
Oh i guess i should say that I am an RC beginner also, i raced speedway and dirt track bikes for 20 years before i decided that my body was too broken to continue on, but i still like to race and be competitive.
I have 2 1/10th cars, the first is a Hobao GPX4 Pro, which is way to fast for me currently and rather than smash it up too much, it does not get too much use, the 2nd is an LRP S10 Blast TC, I run this in stock 17.5 turn, $100 buck chassis, its good enough, easy to drive and not that far off the pace of guys with much more driving skill and experience than me, in their hands its about 1.5 seconds a lap off their Schumacher MI4's, and it still has more in it because other than change the tires and a basic setup and gearing it has had nothing done to it, i do not even use traction compounds and the like which will help with mechanical grip.