ARES, STAR, JG, cyma, anything made in china is crap
For a budget gun, you'll want something tokyo marui, they're not as cheap as chinese clones, but guaranteed 100% compatible with upgrade parts, and they never break down when left stock. Upgraded with a $10 hopup rubber and they perform great outdoors as well. They also keep their value VERY well over the years. Compared to a JG which loses a quarter of it's value as soon as you buy it lol
If you then want to upgrade to 400fps or to a metal body, sell the TM and buy a classic army, VFC, G&G, G&P, or something along those lines.