Originally Posted by Parkanzky
I thought you said you wanted to get into autocross? When I've done that, it's in parking lots full of cones. Sometimes they do it at race tracks, but they'll use cones to add chicanes and slaloms to keep speeds down. If that's what you want to do, then the Elise/Miata/S2000 are, in my opinion, the best options.
If you want to run big tracks (And I've driven Autobahn and really liked it), you'll feel like the stock Miata is way underpowered. You'll probably feel that way about the Elise after awhile too. I haven't driven the M3 on the track yet, but I'm guessing that I'd eventually decide it was underpowered. It seems you can never have enough power...
No I do, but I guess I'm still trying to figure out what the best alternative is and what car to go with. I really prefer rwd and you guys are saying that the cheaper cars like neons and stuff are better for auto cross.
I wouldn't mind having a car for both worlds autox and the bigger tracks, e36 m3 just seems like the route to go.
Originally Posted by Slapshot9
E36 325i, even cheaper and runs a class down. Miata is a better option for strict autocrossing.
Yeah even cheaper then the m3 and easier to find.