I think that I would reccomend the Team Associated Tc3. It was an easy car to build and great racing platform to expand upon. They are getting cheap since the tc4 is coming out. You should be able to get the racer kit for about 150.
I found this car to be great for begininers right out of the box. I am new to onroad, coming from stadium truck racing. I had no problems with this car in terms of handling, and setup.
Welcome to the hobby! If you have any questions this board is a treasure of information, but I would reccomend using the search feature to find specific information before asking any questions. I found everything that I need to know through using that. Good luck.