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EDLT

14,698 posts

86 months

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RWD cars aren't that scary, lots of people buy BMWs/Mercs/Porsches for the badge and don't really care about driving yet manage to get around without dying.

If you want a TVR get an S-series, they are far cooler than an MX5 and insurable for a 22 year old.
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1670423.htm

heebeegeetee

20,956 posts

128 months

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Pothole said:
Why is there so much mystique attached to rear wheel drive cars? I can understand it with something with a few hundred BHP but unless you're stupidly heavy-footed you're unlikely to get in any trouble with a 'normal' RWD car, aren't you?
I don't know. There's nothing difficult about driving any road car in any way, shape or form, unless they're crap.

An older 911 being the only exception, of course. biggrin

cerb4.5lee

3,688 posts

60 months

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I had a 200sx s14a for 4yrs before getting my cerbera & i still miss it.
It was tuned to 250bhp & i found it a great entry into rwd & helped me practice havin lots of fun & the s13 200sx is even a good lookin car compared to the one i had.But as what has been said mx5 is a cheap entry into rwd but i prefer coupes for they are more solid feeling.

yinujim

201 posts

83 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
E30 325i. Old skool mans RWD car.

XitUp

7,690 posts

84 months

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I had an S13 200sx for my first car. That was fun.

If you don't mind me asking, why did you buy an IQ over an Aygo?
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lewis s

3,570 posts

71 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
I went from an E36 316 to my TVR, but that was more due to insurance prices. I vote Mk1 MX5 as something a bit more fun.

jbi

6,927 posts

84 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
RWD all the way smile

what about a Toyota Soarer?

They are cheap as chips

Robert060379

11,691 posts

63 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
Morris Minor then MGB GT the perfect cars to learn rear wheel drive. I went from my MGB to a Nissan 200SX only to put the 280bhp S14 engine into a MGB becaise they handle better. wink

heebeegeetee

20,956 posts

128 months

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An Austin A35 on cross-plies, shirley? Bloody cool car too, as driven by James Hunt and Barrie Williams.

SmoothRB

1,700 posts

52 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
MX-5's are ghey as fk.

BigMacca

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63 posts

70 months

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XitUp said:
I had an S13 200sx for my first car. That was fun.

If you don't mind me asking, why did you buy an IQ over an Aygo?
I had an Aygo actually (not sure if that was a question or if you'd viewed my garage!)...

Have to say, it was a cracking car, lightweight, no power, only safety system was ABS, you could have a bucket load of fun with it. I just wanted something a bit more refined, I quite like my quirky, small cars. When the iQ came out I took one for a drive, going from an Aygo to an iQ is a massive leap in terms of equipment and refinement. The fact the road tax is free, it's a low insurance group (300 a year fully comp) and does 400+ odd miles to a 35 litre tank was an important factor.

I have to admit, I miss the "basic'ness" of the Aygo though, proves you don't need to go fast to have fun.

useyourdellusion

3,544 posts

70 months

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Pothole said:
Why is there so much mystique attached to rear wheel drive cars? I can understand it with something with a few hundred BHP but unless you're stupidly heavy-footed you're unlikely to get in any trouble with a 'normal' RWD car, aren't you?
Knackered Datsun 120y (first car) on skinny remoulds plus a greasy road surface taught me one hell of a lesson one night! yikes

Ok, that was way back but it still sticks in my mind and really made me respect rwd.

deeen

4,253 posts

125 months

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If you really want to learn, get an early 3 series Sport, with a mechanical LSD.

angryorangefocus

219 posts

62 months

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this was my first introduction to rwd 480 bhp and about 2400 torques easy to get sideways with no trailer hooked up

XitUp

7,690 posts

84 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
BigMacca said:
XitUp said:
I had an S13 200sx for my first car. That was fun.

If you don't mind me asking, why did you buy an IQ over an Aygo?
I had an Aygo actually (not sure if that was a question or if you'd viewed my garage!)...

Have to say, it was a cracking car, lightweight, no power, only safety system was ABS, you could have a bucket load of fun with it. I just wanted something a bit more refined, I quite like my quirky, small cars. When the iQ came out I took one for a drive, going from an Aygo to an iQ is a massive leap in terms of equipment and refinement. The fact the road tax is free, it's a low insurance group (300 a year fully comp) and does 400+ odd miles to a 35 litre tank was an important factor.

I have to admit, I miss the "basic'ness" of the Aygo though, proves you don't need to go fast to have fun.
What extra stuff do you get in it?
They're quite a bit more expensive than the Aygo aren't they, despite having even less room inside?

LukeBird

17,079 posts

89 months

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madala said:
...MX5....you need look no further.....
Absolutely.

Fabulous car, so glad I finally bought one!

littlebasher

1,217 posts

51 months

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Sunday 9th May 2010 quote quote all
Mk II 2.8 Manual Granada with bald rear tyres

MGB Boy

1,749 posts

54 months

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Benjybh said:
You could get a very sorted MGB GT for that:

Linky

Not enough power/speed to get you into too much trouble but massive, massive fun - especially in the wet!
Do this, I am unbiased

Wadeski

6,043 posts

93 months

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Mk2 MR2 if an MX-5 doesnt work for you. or a 200SX.

actually, just go for the Nissan.

Edited by Wadeski on Sunday 9th May 22:02

clarkey318is

2,190 posts

54 months

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I'm a couple of years younger than you but insure a 318is for 1400. I'm getting a 328 Sport next year with an LSD and that will be 900 to insure. These are E36 by the way.
Lovely to drive and easy to get used to. Having said that, I would probably get an MX5 having driven one if I didn't need the seats.
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