Bhahahaha! You fit in well here already.
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First Mods: What to do and what not to do
Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
"Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"
subtract weekends because this person obviously doesn't enjoy driving = 200 miles less per month
Late to the game, but I'll throw my two cents in here.
First generation Miata can be inexpensive, easy to work on and upgrade, reliable, and fun as Hell. They are lightweight, "tossable", inexpensive to autocross (which is a fantastic way for a new driver to learn car control), and fun as Hell. Second generation are a big heavier and more expensive, but not as old, so probably easier to find in good shape. Like someone else said, nothing is as boring as driving a fast car slow. Driving a slow car fast is fun as Hell! (I have a '58 MG that doesn't go fast, but is a blast to drive)
A '98-'01 Subaru 2.5 RS Coupe is the sexiest production car Subaru ever made. Find one - buy it! Your friends won't understand, but screw 'em; you'll "get it."
I bought my first car when I was 14 for $80 ($560 adjusted for inflation), worked on it for three years before I could drive it, and eventually sold it for $800 ($5600 adjusted for inflation.) It would go 70 MPH tops, had no shocks (they were a factory option), drove like a truck, and was fun as Hell!
See a common thread here? Get a cheap fun car and have a blast with it. My two daughter's bought a 12 year old Miata and a 6 year old Smart as their first car. I sent my eldest daughter to Mid-Ohio Teen Driving School and took her autocross racing. She has repeatedly said those experiences have saved her bacon a few times. She drove it in the snow all winter with steelies and snow tires.
4X your age...
Last edited by smorris; 08-14-2013 at 10:38 AM.
Steve - Avon, Ohio, USA - Moderator - Fun Drives and North Central States
The Morris Garage
2008 Outback 2.5XT Ltd __2002 WRX Wagon __ 1958 MGA Roadster __ 2008 smart Cabrio __ and a few scooters...