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    Which car??????

    :? Im going to start track racing this year, and need a car to do it in. The thing is, i don't know which one to use. I want something thats quick to start with, so my initial thoughts were mk2 Astra gte 16v, but they are in short supply. Heres my shortlist:

    Astra Gte 16v
    Nova GTE, GSi
    Cav SRi, GSi

    Any other ideas? I am on a strict budget as it is just a weekend hobby, im not looking to do it majorly seriously (i.e sponsorship etc etc). Any help and suggestions would be welcomed.

    Cheers.

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    I suppose it depends on th race restrictions. i.e. you might be able to get hold of a 2.0i Nova. That would go like stink but it depends if the races will let you enter hat kind of car?? i.e. CC restriction, safety restrictions (roll cage?) etc. :?

    Just a thought

    Cavalier 4x4

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    Cav SRi - loads around and easily stripped out for extra power to weight.

    Easy to swap a bigger engine in for the future

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    Cheers lads. Basically, im gonna buy one cheap (whatever it is!), strip it out, whack in a rollcage and mildly tune the lump as i go. I need something that has a fairly good engine and bodywork as it stands. I shall be uprating the suspension and brakes etc anyway. This search is proving really hard. Theres plenty of 1.0, 1.3 sr's around, plenty of 1.6 cavs and astras, but hardly any of the models i actually want!

    Ive tried autotrader, novaload, this site, ad-mag. I remember when the astra gte was as common as dog s*** in the classifieds!

    Im gonna start looking in some specialist breakers for anything.

    Any good sites for me to look at would be welcomed!

    Cheers.

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    the mk2 gte is the obvious choice, fastest for sure out of those 3. change the suspension and its transformed

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    Steve`s right mate, go for a Cavvy
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    go for a nova 1.4 sr, get the head done, high lift cams ect and fit a re-jetted carb mate

    trust me it will fly

    or get a gsi nova, chip it, cams boost valve and a diesel gear box

    some how the diesel gearbox works well for track use i have been told
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    If your starting out why not try Racing Minis, A freind of mines dad used to race them, and swore buy them as car for starting into motorsport.
    Just an Idea

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    yeh minis are good and it is amazing what fits into them

    there have been people put v-tecs, rs turbo units and 2L 16v vauxhall red tops
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Thanks for all your replies lads. Some dfferent suggestions all round. The main problem im having is finding a car like the gte or cav turb that isn't about to die from being thrashed all its life. I am not in the market to look at these 'enthusiast' (scuse spelling) examples, as their just too exsensive for my pocket.

    Never thought about a mini before. Something i shall deffinately look at though. Ho hum, the search continues.

    Thanks again.

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