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Old 03-01-2017, 01:54 PM
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Depends on what kind of tracks are you going to;

autocross / tight slow speed track / not many straights:
FRS,
s2k
miata,

Autocross / some fast tracks / some slow;
350z
370z (can be had on the cheap now, especially 09 years), still a decently comfortable interior for daily.
c5


notice how I didn't mention any turbo cars, from autocross experience, especially in hot weather these cars will be the first to heat soak & always have more downtime.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:15 PM
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Lotus 7.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:21 AM
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hows the early brz's reliability?
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by s.hasan546 View Post
hows the early brz's reliability?
Pretty good. The motor and trans have been around since the 90s. It's just underpowered as a naturally aspirated car. Even with i/h/e/t youre looking <200whp, which the s2k makes stock. Weights slightly less than an s2k but not enough to really say it has a clear advantage. I've seen miatas pass vipers though, so it's not about the power you make, it's about the balls you have.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by s.hasan546 View Post
hows the early brz's reliability?
They had some issues with the tune causing a lean condition which led to DI seal degradation and ultimately engine destruction :O Supposedly that was "fixed" by 2014. But I wouldn't bet on FR-S/BRZ being in the same reliability category as the S2000. I still might get one to replace my 236k mile S2000, as I'd like to have the utility of a back seat and the luxury of a fixed roof (S2k wind noise is killing me).

Anyway, for <$20k track slut:
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RedCelica View Post
Pretty good. The motor and trans have been around since the 90s. It's just underpowered as a naturally aspirated car. Even with i/h/e/t youre looking <200whp, which the s2k makes stock. Weights slightly less than an s2k but not enough to really say it has a clear advantage. I've seen miatas pass vipers though, so it's not about the power you make, it's about the balls you have.
i thought the 13s had issues witht the tune and a few other things...
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Originally Posted by ZDan View Post
They had some issues with the tune causing a lean condition which led to DI seal degradation and ultimately engine destruction :O Supposedly that was "fixed" by 2014. But I wouldn't bet on FR-S/BRZ being in the same reliability category as the S2000. I still might get one to replace my 236k mile S2000, as I'd like to have the utility of a back seat and the luxury of a fixed roof (S2k wind noise is killing me).

Anyway, for <$20k track slut:
S2000 /thread
yeah im considering the brz for a track/DD car just to "learn" on. I would keep the s2000 for that, but my parking spot is outside and my s2000 would get stolen in 2 days lol.
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Originally Posted by Emil St-Hilaire View Post
Lotus 7.
Extremely difficult to find for under $20k.
Even harder to build one for that.
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I see your thread.. And I raise you a Nismo

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/6021975153.html

Since Nismos are cheater cars.

But to answer your original qn, you are the best track slut below 20k, You are the cheapest track slut ever!! Stop slutting around at the track especially when you see a guy in a Porsche
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Used Spec Miata. Add supercharger later for more fun.

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