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      01-08-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Good starter track car ideas

Post 135 - That's a good sign right?

Anyway, I'm interested in doing track days and finding a good starter track car. I keep hearing miata, civic si, cobalt, etc. I want something a novice could use, have fun and won't break the bank. Any ideas?
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Miata.

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      01-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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hands down Miata. I'd never drive one on the street though..lol
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Miata, end of discussion. From a cost perspective there is nothing close; plus the SCCA allows Miatas (in various modifications) to run in a gazillion different classes.
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Sounds like you are a novice and are just wanting to start doing HPDE's. If you have a 1 series, that fits that bill extremely well.

I would not recommend buying a dedicated track car to start. Track events are not races. If you are thinking about racing a track car, and you're a novice, you need many, many HPDEs under your belt and a club racing license.
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Miata of course. Now if they only made a coupe version.


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that almost looks like a mini rx-7 i like it...my vote would be for a civic si or CRX...
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Sounds like you are a novice and are just wanting to start doing HPDE's. If you have a 1 series, that fits that bill extremely well.

I would not recommend buying a dedicated track car to start. Track events are not races. If you are thinking about racing a track car, and you're a novice, you need many, many HPDEs under your belt and a club racing license.
I am with Larry on this one. See what it is all about before finding another car. People keep talking Miata, which is a great track car, but you are also talking roll cage and other stuff for a build or finding a used race car for the best bang for your buck.
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You can search craigslist and find a track ready crx si for around 5k. 200 Horses and 2000lbs of weight. Funnest car I have EVER driven.
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If there are novices...ummm....what are HPDE's????
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If there are novices...ummm....what are HPDE's????
High Performance Driving Events. If that was a question.
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Well usually four question marks after a sentence denotes a question:wink::biggrin:
Thanks for the explanation!:w00t:
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Bravo to the person who made that.
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Wow, that coupe-ish Miata looks great.
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