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So Ive decided that its about time for me to pick up a project car. I'm looking to start getting into autocross and some track racing. My question would be what cars would you guys recommend for this type of use. No evo and no sti(Im not into the box look). I have been looking at some cars like the mid 90's 300zx and the 3000gt but a buddy of mine thinks those cars have to long of a wheel base to be effective on an autocross track. I'm just looking for some educated opinions and reasoning about some decent cars.
 

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with the information you have supplied to us, I recommend a Lotus Elise with CB radio and optional rally fun pack.

How about a budget, for starters.
 

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A 3000GT is way too much of a pig to be a good autox'er. Both that and the 300ZX are more of touring cars than autox'ers. And add in parts are expensive, and they're both a bitch to work on (at least the turbo models), two things I wouldn't want in a project car.

You want a good autox car, try a Miata, they can be had pretty cheap and there's a ton of aftermarket. Maybe an FD or FC RX-7, if you can handle the maintenance.
 

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with the information you have supplied to us, I recommend a Lotus Elise with CB radio and optional rally fun pack.

How about a budget, for starters.
Budget for the car itself is around 8k.

You want a good autox car, try a Miata, they can be had pretty cheap and there's a ton of aftermarket. Maybe an FD or FC RX-7, if you can handle the maintenance.
Only problem I have with a Miata is I have a hard time fitting in one. I'm 6'3" and have really wide shoulders, so it makes me feel like that really really tall guy on the Simpsons who drives the VW.
 

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Only problem I have with a Miata is I have a hard time fitting in one. I'm 6'3" and have really wide shoulders, so it makes me feel like that really really tall guy on the Simpsons who drives the VW.

Most of the autocross cars I see are pretty small so I would think you are going to have to figure out how to shoe horn yourself into them.
 

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1991-1995 MR2. Keep in mind the 91's had no LSD, it was optional in 92, and standard equipment from 93+. The 94-95 models are very hard to come by and pricey.

Given that, find yourself a 93 Turbo, strip it down, and have fun. :)
 

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91 - 94 240sx. Tons of atftermarket suspension support. Tons of engine options (KA24DE, SR20DET, etc.) and support.
 

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91 - 94 240sx. Tons of atftermarket suspension support. Tons of engine options (KA24DE, SR20DET, etc.) and support.
Incredibly old chassis that to make "modern" for auto-x costs way more than the car is worth.
 

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With that budget, I think the Miata is definitely the easy choice. A Camaro/Firechicken isn't a bad option either, although I'm not sure if I would want that to start with.
 

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Well now its just a matter of finding a car thats not completely rusted and 12 billion miles away. I think a rust free MR2 might be a little challenging for me to find her in Jersey. Is there a specific model of Miata to look for, besides one with a 5speed.
 

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Conquest TSI.
 

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Incredibly old chassis that to make "modern" for auto-x costs way more than the car is worth.
:agreed: The 240sx chassis was built like shit. Flexes more than a wet noodle.
 
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