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    decided I needed to get a dedicated track car with all of the safety equipment.

    I know where you can find a very well sorted Miata for sale right now, right here on this forum.

    Oh, and welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I know where you can find a very well sorted Miata for sale right now, right here on this forum.
    True, but not inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    True, but not inexpensive.
    You of all people know "inexpensive" is a relative term. Try to build that car from scratch even with used parts and see what it costs. You should buy it so you can see what a properly prepped PTE/D Miata can do.
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    Everybody wants me to buy it. For that money I'd rather have an S2000, and a nice one at that.
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    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Everybody wants me to buy it. For that money I'd rather have an S2000, and a nice one at that.
    Sure but it wouldn't be a competitive wheel to wheel car. You've been talking about getting a race car but track cars are fine too.
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    Hi. New guy here. I want to start lapping. What the general consensus on safety for a daily driver on the track? (My one and only noob question ill ask before searching!)
    Thanks

    Kamani

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamani View Post
    Hi. New guy here. I want to start lapping. What the general consensus on safety for a daily driver on the track? (My one and only noob question ill ask before searching!)
    Thanks

    Kamani
    What car do you have ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Everybody wants me to buy it. For that money I'd rather have an S2000, and a nice one at that.
    Clean AP2s are 19k now. Thats a stock 04/05 with 70k miles or less. Newer or low mileage are in the 20s. Ive been trying to help 2 friends find one and its a sellers market.

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    ^^^ I paid $12,300 for an '03 AP1 in nice condition with less than 60,000 miles on it about 3 years ago, and I even bought it from a used car dealer, not a private party. I'm surprised by those prices.
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    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    I paid 14.5 for an 05 SSM/ black with 38k miles 3 years ago. Soft top had usual tears in it. But they are WAY more expensive now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    I paid 14.5 for an 05 SSM/ black with 38k miles 3 years ago. Soft top had usual tears in it. But they are WAY more expensive now.
    Hopefully that means my '92 NSX in mint condition with 103K miles is going up in value too . . .
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    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Hey guys. I've done a handful of HPDE events and lurked here for a little so I figured I should finally introduce myself.

    Name: Dominic Guo
    Location: Monrovia, CA
    Age: 20
    Experience: 5 HPDE events, 2 at SoWS CW, 2 at Big Willow, and 1 at Buttonwillow 13CW
    Car: 2010 Mazda3 automatic
    Favorite Track: Hard to say. Probably Buttonwillow.

    My next track day is probably gonna be at SoWS on the 26th. Hope to see some of you guys there!



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    ^^Welcome.
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    Name: Alan Tseng
    Location: Hacienda Heights
    Age: 35
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    I bought a 98 Lotus Esprit V8 back in 2007, did a Fastlane school and started doing about 1 track day per year for about 4 years.

    2 years ago I acquired a 2008 STI Wagon as a family car (that's what I told the wife) and my track car. Last May one piston gave up at Big Willow which resulted in an engine rebuild, after the build I did a couple of track days.

    Just recently I felt that I wanted a car that's more dedicate for track, more safety, and cheaper on the wear and tear. I just became a daddy for about 6 weeks and it was hard to find the balance between family car (comfort) & track car. Finally last month I bought a spec Miata from bellwilliam, I finally realized how fun the Spec Miata is. At the moment tracking my car is hard because of how busy I am with the newborn. However, I'm looking forward to be back on the track after the summer heat is over. Hope to meet you guys at the track.

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    1998 Lotus Esprit V8, 385 rwhp (estimate), 2950 lb - Fastlane Racing School, 1 X SOW, 2 X Big Willow (Best Lap 1:45), 1 X ACS Roval
    2008 Subaru STI, 316 awhp, 3450 lb - 1 X BW 13 CW (Wet Track Day), 2 X SOW (Best Lap 1:34), 4 X Big Willow (Best Lap 1:39)
    1991 Spec Miata, 113.8 rwhp (Church Automotive Dyno), 2200 lb - Recently Acquired - haven't done any track days yet.

    Favorite Track: All...I'm most familiar with Big Willow, I also like SOW & BW.

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    ^^ welcome !!
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    Love the Esprit V8! One of my alltime favorite cars.

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    Welcome, Alan.

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    I really like the Esprit to, but aren't they tempermental cars? You almost NEVER see one at the track.
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    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
    1992 Honda (Acura) NSX 5-MT - classic investment I couldn't resist and occasionally drive
    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I really like the Esprit to, but aren't they tempermental cars? You almost NEVER see one at the track.
    I've also been told that the chassis is like a big wet noodle. I'm guessing they never really changed it since they introduced the car in the 70s.

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    Should introduce myself. Currently just lurking and seeing what is what.

    Name: KJ Christopher
    Home: Redondo Beach
    Daily Driver: 1982 Porsche 911SC - haven't done a track day in it yet, but plan on some activity this year. 22/28 tbars, Carrera swaybars, 3.2 short stroke. Fun driver.
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    Race Car: ACME Special. I'm in to SCCA autocross right now. Obviously built for downforce with little regard to drag. Powered by a turbocharged Yamaha snowmobile engine.
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    Track Experience: Just the occasional track day at AutoClub Speedway and Willow Springs

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