Low power FWD is best for car control and learning how be smooth.
Smooth yes, because with low power you have to learn how to keep up your speed and car abuse dont cut it.
But control? Nah, rear drive im my experience. Plus, it's more enjoyable. There's nothing like scattering spectactors with a well timed power slide, throwing rocks at em all
I would third the suggestion to buy something already prepared. Just do not build until you get a seaon or two behind you and you have the budget, mechanical skill and knowledge to build. It's a very complex process and not for the faith hearted or the broke.