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Old 08-26-2011, 12:17 PM   #21
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I've been looking into track cars for quite a while.

Driving events are anywhere from 75-200 per trackday.

You do not have to have a race prepped car to do track days.

180 can get you as much as six 30 minute sessions depending on the host of the event and where it is held, on MSRH this is a lot of time.

Car doesn't need to be fast, although after riding in a E92 M3 at the track a fast car is definately fun.

A Miata is the perfect budget track car. Especially the 1.8L NA Miata. I have been looking into those, but most likely will end up with an E36 M3 because I have an addiction to Bimmers.

You have lots of opinions about motorcycle trackdays. I have NO experience there. My 10R is too fast, too pretty, and my skill level too poor for me to take to the track. It's a personal thing and yes I know my skill levels will improve with trackdays, but I really don't care since I have been riding a cruiser lately and am actually liking the laid back cruiser lifestyle.

If you are interested in car track days you should attend one of the events and see if they offer ride alongs. If you can't find any PM me and I'll refer you to one such organization.

Be forewarned, this is an addiction on par with motorcycle trackdays.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #22
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I had a 94 Miata track / street. It was ultra reliable, kinda slow, handled great, and was very, very easy on tires. RWD meant you could steer with throttle, and drift, and drive it like a car is meant to be driven. Resale is great on older models. I drove it for three years, sold it for $500 less than I had in it. I drove it as a daily...good MPG, practical enough, fun to put the top down on a nice day, more than adequate A/C, I had a stereo so that helped highway noise. I put 500 mile days and it was fine.

Downside to Miatas is people think you are gay. Upside is all the girls want to be friends, go shopping for bikinis and makeup, and occasionally try to "change" you. And Miatas are slow.
haha i've driven my buddy's 2005 miata and u pretty much summed it up perfectly. A +++ !

very interesting thread so far. throwing a car around in curves is pretty darn enjoyable, but going from even my 500cc to most cars would be a noticable drop in acceleration. give and take i guess...
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:53 AM   #23
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You can rent a spec miata auto or manual & even a mustang if you want to get the feel of doing a car trackday. .I've done both,but to me bikes are definately more fun
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:22 AM   #24
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I have an s2k.. It's a fun car, but I think there's a lot more out there to make a daily driver miata a track car (as they have several race divisions they dominate in) Botth can be made in to trackable street cars (or streetable track cars).
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