I would suggest an HPI RS4 Evo. Its a good car for bashing an with plenty of parts it can be a great club car and with alot of HPI Challenges and Vintage races still left in the year, you can't go wrong. Buy a few upgrades (which are still applenty) its make a great club racers. The afore mentioned Kysho car is also a good car inexpensive car. I have the FW05RR (model before it)and it runs great and is very durable.
Other than this car I'd say get a used racer that is just a few years old. Go to the Buy/Trade form on the forum. There is always guys wanting to sell their old cars/parts to make room for a new car. I've seen some great deals on Mugens and TMG4 series cars go through there.