^ lol. At least you've now added a second brand that you like.
The best brands isn't as subjective as you think, if you specifiy what the metrics are.
In any case, it's really very simple in this hobby. The more expensive it is, the better the materials, fit and finish, and therefore the more durable (yes there are exceptions espeically amongst the smaller scales and cars that are designed to be run exclusively on tracks, but that should be obvious).
One stand out exception to this is the Jammin (by OFNA) cars which are generally much cheaper than the top top brands, like Mugen and Xray, and every bit as durable.
One buys a redcat or exceed in order to get a cheaper startup in the hobby, knowing that it will break more often, but that is offset by the cheap cost of parts. If a hobbyist is not able to justify spending more than $250 ona model, but can afford to spend 20 bucks on parts a month, then an exceed or redcat is the way to go. If a hobbyist can afford to spend $500 on a model, of course they will need to fix it less often. It's all about the means of the hobbyist and why there continue to be 'cheap' brands and expensoive ones. there is a market for both, and consumers that buy either are doing it for a reason. Of course to make a Redcat or Exceed as durable as a top model, you will spend as much as you would have if you just bought a top brand in the first place. On the other hand, people who take it easy on their cars, may never have a problem with the cheaper brands, it also comes down to what your expectations are, but at least with a Jammin if your expectation is to be able to jump it 20 feet in the air and land it at any angle imaginable, then drive it away, you won't be disappointed.
Three cars stand out at the moment as representing phenomenal value for money and durability, in 2 different power plants and 2 different price brackets. If you don't have much to spend, at the $300 mark, nitro powered, you got the OFNA Hyper 7, or if you can find one, a Jammin X1 CR. At the other end of the spektrum ($500) with an electric powerplant you got the new Thunder Tiger monster truck, which is a beast.