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PostSubject: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:55 pm

After my MX5 post, I'd realised that the MX is going to have to wait. Now I'm still in the complete dark about what to get for a first car. I'm not keen on anything over a 1.4 litre and yes the age of it does matter !

Would just like to thank everyone who posted the first time ! It's great to have some first hand advice from respectable drivers !

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:03 pm

You can swap any engine into any car providing you have the money, Time and tools.... as for swapping a 1.4 motor into a MX5, There's not really much you can do, Either way it's still going to be in a high insurance bracket due to the fact that it's classed as a sports car, and add to the fact you'll probably spend more on tyres than petrol if you're anything like me... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:07 pm

Haha very true. I found that many of the VW's were ridiculously pricey. I always have the good old Mini as number 1 on my wish list. I've seen a drivetrain swap and you basically have to reshape the whole car, It's aweful. Thanks for the heads up though man Smile

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:08 pm

Swapping to a smaller engine probably won't help as it will carry a moddified premium on the car
Unfortunately the only option really is to buy something crap and in a low insurance group or bend over and pay a rediculous premium for a mildly 'warm' car

You might be better off looking at kit cars or landrovers as both have low insurance if you look in the right places and will actually make you smile, unlike most low grouped fwd shitboxes
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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:48 pm

i have never heard of anyone bothering to downgrade an mx5. the 1.6 is rated around 110hp. of course in the US our insurance is not based on engine displacement at all.

if you gotta have a car and need something with less power since youre a new driver, just buy some hoopty to get you by for a few years, get the mx5 later.

did they sell kei cars in england? Suzuki Cappucino, Honda Beat, Mazda AZ1.....

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:13 am

I'd get a 1.5 Honda Civic if it were me. Just saying.

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:20 am

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I'd get a 1.5 Honda Civic if it were me. Just saying.


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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:23 am

I have to say the practicality of a hatchback is nice

zomg accord aerodeck


oh wait its got bigger engines.

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:09 am

They're right, there is no way you can get an MX5 as a first car, unless your parents pay for it..
Get a shit box just to nip around in for a few years. Or a van, that's what I'm looking into haha.

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:27 am

Only good thing you can do with a 1.5 Civic to it is get yourself a D16 head mounted to a hi-comp d15 block, uprated intake manifold and a 4-1 stainless exhaust manifold with a straight through de-cat exhaust with a buddy club spec 2 back box,

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:23 pm

Louis with a white van. Im not going to say anything else. Very Happy

On topic, anybody know if an 80s/early 90s Volvo 340 is a good first car?

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm

seems legit.



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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:29 pm

I saw one going sideways while I was walking to school, It was a 3dr one, though.

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:30 pm

That is a beautiful car !

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:51 pm

asthmatic engines and they weigh twice what they should (volvo engineered Wink )
but weld the diff and get out in the rain, job done!
if you can find one (getting pretty rare now) they are a good budget drifter if you like to work for your slide thanks to 75 to 116bhp
and bigger engine swaps are out of the realms of reality for a new driver considering the cost of insurance anyway!


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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:55 pm

More like this.



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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:01 pm

YES. The cheapest 3dr one I can find is £750 which is about 120 miles from me. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:04 pm

Damn that's not bad.
Cheap-o skidder!

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:11 pm

If I had the money, I'd go get it anyday.

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:21 pm

changed topic !

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Hmm. Citroen Saxo? Peugeot 106? Ford Ka? Citroen C2? Vauxhall Corsa? Vauxhall Astra?

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:55 pm

SFX Cougar wrote:
More like this.



Wink


what is this awesome ride in front of my eyes?

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:58 pm

Volvo 340/360 Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: [Topic] I'm looking for a ratty, cheap, drift car   Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:02 pm

that shit is sick......

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