Nothing wrong with playing with rentals for a while if you can stand it. If you do get a marker, get a workhorse to learn with. There are many markers from the 2005 to 2008 years that would be close to your price range and give you that type of platform.
In no particular order:
Matrix (Dye or Proto)
All of these are relatively easy to maintain and learn with. They all still have support as well, whether it be aftermarket part manufacturers or here on PBN.
Best of luck to you.
Last edited by eforce : 02-04-2013 at 04:33 PM.
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