that's why I said i'll only purchase a new car when they stop making parts for mine. So far I only replaced a small number of parts. My JR servo went dead and even the failsafe didn't help and I crashed at full throttle into a tire that was protecting the wall. My bumper broke, my body ripped, and my tie rod and dogbone flew out. The tie rod and the dogbone was an easy fix, so was the body, but my bumper was way past repair. Thank god Data gave me another bumper assembly, or else I would of had to leave early. I did strip the 18 tooth pulley, almost to the point where it was close to not pushing the front wheels. I got a new one, and not just one pulley but I got all of them, plus i got like 5-6 more pullies in my box. Right now i'm just gathering parts, Tower messed up my order a couple of times so I got extra parts for free, because some stuff was missing, but they shipped out the right stuff in time.
My car handles really good on the track, it's my driving that needs improvement, not the car. I'm still adjusting my radio, I had someone help me out with the radio, but it's not done, it needs more programming.
Some people are getting the new cars because their driving is almost flawless, and the newer cars weigh lighter, go faster, brake faster, and easier to adjust, cutting track time significantly.
It's not just a couple of pennies, it's a couple of thousands of pennies.