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Old 03-08-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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I am having trouble deciding which car would be best for my first touring car. It will be using mainly for parking lot fun, but I want to be able to race it on an indoor carpet track and be somewhat competitive (mid pack in stock class is acceptable).

I have been considering these:
new- HPI Sprint
new- MRC STR-4
new or used - Tamiya Ta04s
used - HPI Pro 2 or 3
used - TC3
used - xxx-s

I have seen all of these in my price range, but don't really know if getting a new lower end car (like the Sprint) is worth getting over a higher end car (like the TC3).

Any opinions?
How about the tamiya cars? Which ones should I consider?
What about the STR-4? It looks nice but is it worth the hassel of having to mail order parts?

Thanks in advacne for your help.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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What is the MOST that you can spend on a car kit ITSELF?
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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out of all those car I'm leaning twards the tc3... but that because it the only one, out of the bunch, that I have run
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:28 PM   #5
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The most I want to spend on a stand only car (no electrics) is $75. I know that seriously limits what I can buy - that is why I was looking at older high end cars or newer low end cars.

The ta05 is definitely out of my price range, but how does the ta04 compare to cars like the TC3?
FWIW, the TC3 is the only car that I have ever gotten a chance to drive and I was mightly impressed with it.
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I forgot to mention the Trinity T-spec. Any opinions on it?
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do you have a speedo and everything all ready? I have a tc3 I am looking to get rid of
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the t-spec is junk, you can get tc3 dirt cheap and they are very competive.
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roadrashracing:
I have an older radio/esc setup that I plan to use.
PM me details on your TC3
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I just put the pics here. I had also put on the rpm bummer and trinity bumper. I can throw some tires in also.

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I just put the pics here. I had also put on the rpm bummer and trinity bumper. I can throw some tires in also.
Not a bad lookin' car! I would definitely go with the TC3 in that price range. It's by far the best racer of the bunch, and parts support for it everywhere is still better than most of the other cars you listed.
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I just put the pics here. I had also put on the rpm bummer and trinity bumper. I can throw some tires in also.
It looks pretty bling!!!

(It also looks my TC4)
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Its for sale if any one is looking for one.
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For a budget of $75, a used TC3 is very tough to beat.
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