It depends on all what you can afford. I bought a FT NTC3 here on rctech with alot of NIP parts that was like new for under $200. You'll have some people down play it but get a car that best fits you. THen when you beat them you will be the one laughing
.I've ran the ntc3 for years and love it. It's very easy to set up for any track and surface, parts are everywhere, there cheap and it's a great club racer. I run against Xrays, kyoshos, mugens, ect. Have no problem running up front with them. I turn alot of heads when they find out it's a ntc3. There are a few mods you will need to do and it will be great. The very first mod and the best to start with is the Parma hardened bumper. You can get it at towerhobbies for $10. If you have any questions on setups or anything feel free to PM me. I'll tell what you need to know or point you in the right direction.. There are some good threads on the "nitro onroad" forum that can help and save money. Hope this helps.