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Old 05-05-2018, 01:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up What first car should I buy?

I'm*currently 17 and looking for a new car to buy. I have a budget of around $15000, I will be daily driving this car but I want it to be a nice powerhouse from track days and events. I am not opposed to mods and actually welcome them. I will be willing to start as low as 2000-3000 and mod my way up to 15000. I am thinking an Audi*s4 with coilovers, new wheels, new tires, and a brake kit. Or a Corvette. What car should I get?

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Re: What first car should I buy?

I think the biggest bang for the buck is an older Mustang. There will be plenty of go-fast parts and the car is easy to work on.

On the other hand, it can be a handful to drive. You need to stay ahead of it. Hard concept to verbalize, but the car can get out from under you so quickly that the driver needs to anticipate what the car will do and plan accordingly. Perhaps this is not the best car to learn on.

What you don't want is something where the parts are hard to find and expensive. An Audi would be one of those.

Get yourself a subscription to Grassroots Motorsports. They have a yearly challenge for cars built entirely under 2 grand and change. See what those guys did.
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Re: What first car should I buy?

Thanks for the reply, for the mustang, by old do you mean 4th gen?
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My experience is with the 3rd generation, but I think it applies to all of them.
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Ok so what mods should i do to it, should i do a crate engine, suspension or what?
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Go for a used or new car that is completely your choice. But do get a good deal by searching on with industry experts about- new car invoice prices at North Carolina. That way it will be easy for you to save on some money.
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