selling the 99
This is going to start out as a #2 car for a year or so, until i can really grasp the car and get used to it. I prefer to have some experience with a car slowly building it up and improving myself with the car. I've seen guys go buy a car spend a ton of money to make it race-spec then wreck it because they couldn't control it. i will eventually turn it into a #1 when i feel i am capable of doing it. Miata is not a option due to the fact its a convertable, and the track i want to go to i heard does not allow "convertable with a hardtop"Is this going to be a:
1.TRACK ONLY car, trailed to and driven on the track only
2.A track car, gutted, roll cage, safety equipment, still drive it to the track/registered and insured
3.A toy car, drive it on the weekend/when ever you feel like it, have it mainly for fun and to take to track days
4.A dual purpose car, your main mode of transportation, but picked because you can take it to a track and have fun with it.
Depending on your definition of "track car" I'd recommend different cars. For #1 and 2, find a race car that somebody is selling. 3 and 4, the EVO is a great choice, but a Miata might be better depending on your needs.
Miata's are so popular with track enthusiasts for a reason. Cheap, reliable and fun. And I'm not just talking about cheap to buy, they run small (cheap) tires and they are easy on them. If your just getting started I'd HIGHLY recommend a Miata, it's much easier to learn to drive a slow car fast. And when or if you decide to move on to a faster car, you can sell it for not a huge loss. If your getting a track car get something known for good handling, good handling cars are very fun to drive. If you can't stand the though of a Miata, BMW's 3 series or M3's are good as well.