So, my friend wants an RC car. I recommended a Traxxas, because it's the best for a newb. But since we are 13 and don't actually have jobs, he doesn't have $1000 to spare and get an ERBE. I'm suggesting a mini slash 4x4 VXL. Here are his qualifications:

1/16 scale
brushless
top speed over 35 mph
under $300
the ability to have a chance when racing my MERV VXL

If you guys can recommend any cars it would be of great help.