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Old 08-20-2004, 08:06 PM   #31
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i started with the PT, best route if you don't wanna spend the time getting golds on your liscenses. PT's can get up to around 330HP (N/A) or about 320HP (turbocharged).
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Old 08-20-2004, 09:39 PM   #32
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Re: Re: Re: Starter car..

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Since when was

a) the Trueno an AE85 (the ae85 is a levin, the one in the game is a ae86 sprinter trueno)

b) the trueno a turbo car. (its not)

But i do agree that the Trueno is a good starter car.
The Trueno can be a turbo car, go buy one, and do the engine mods, you can buy a turbo charge for it, and it's much better than doing the N/A tunes
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:41 AM   #33
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yeah the trueno would be another good car, lil harder to drive, but once you would get the hang of it, it would be better then the PT. enter more races with it too if you think about it. the trueno with N/A tune ups has about 230hp, and with the turbo it gets about 360hp (nice). here are some bench tests for both the cars
general setup includs spring rate at 12f/10r, stock setting on rest of the suspension, 3.730 final gear, level 27 auto setting
All tests were ran with an automatic transmission and not using the R2 trick. The cars are being used in their top HP form. the trueno was turbocharged, and the PT was N/A
Max Speed:

Trueno: 163.1MPH
PT Cruiser: 163.3MPH

0-400:

Trueno: 13.215 sec
PT Cruiser: 14.262 sec

0-1000

Trueno: 22.932 sec
PT Cruiser: 24.627 sec


well you can see the trueno's faster, but i would still say the PT is a better bet for a starter car. the PT is easier to steer in the beginning, you aren't as likely to lose your rear end as you are in the trueno. i'd do more times (running full tracks a few times, and getting numbers) but im getting pressed for time. hope this helps you with your decision
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Re: Starter car..

oversteer is the biggest problem with the Tureno, even with the softest tires it still suffers. but, after practice it becomes a very very good car to race with
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Old 08-21-2004, 01:55 AM   #35
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after you get through a few races and deciding on a 2nd car for the game, might consider the mustang SVT. its a beast to handle, but man once you get the hang of that sucker you'll be winning races left and right. wait until you get it to over 700hp mine's got over a thousand miles on it, and its at 726hp. just to give you some insight on the car. if you really consider the mustang, i recomend getting used to a FR car very strongly. i started with the PT, and got spoiled (not to mention i drive a sentra GXE that's front wheel drive on top of this) and when i transitioned over to the mustang (384HP right off the floor!) i was all over the place. spin out all the friggin time. if you just can't handle that car right off you might consider getting a 4wd car with some power (look at subarus). i used a subaru legacy B4 RSK for a while after i bought the mustang, and at 26,430, it was worth about every dime i paid for it.
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Re: Starter car..

i bought a '89 Skyline, and i used it till i had to go buy a new car for the 4wd and FF drive races. (The car was RWD for those wondering)
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Re: Starter car..

I got a used early model supra twin turbo, the boxier style, not the sexy curved style. Used that for a while and upgraded when I could. I recently went back to it and fully upgraded it, even though I never race it anymore, jsut to pay homage to the car that started me off.
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Re: Starter car..

GT1 - 1993 Toyota Supra Used.
GT2 - 1992 Mazda RX-7 Used.
GT3 - PT Cruiser New (ashamed to admit that)
GT4- 1993 Mazda RX-7 Used.
All were bought to earn me enough money to buy a Nissan Skyline GT-R
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