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EDIT: There's even one with 236K and no maintenance records listed for $7900...
Last edited by ABATurbo; 10-03-2012 at 07:36 PM.
okay, still considering this move. my top choices are mini cooper S, SVT focus, and WRX... i still like the audi TT quattro as well, but i don't know if it will be reliable and cheap/easy to fix, although it is essentially a mk4 right?
....so at this point I'm leaning heavily towards the cooper S, but i haven't really driven the others. the stock handling is amazing on the mini and they have a bit better fuel economy than the other choices.
race prepped tt?
the race prepped TT is nice. it is a little outside my budget and it doesn't have 4 seats, but you may be on to something: if the end goal is to use it as a race car, why not buy something already race prepped? or at least with some mods towards that goal
Did some more searching and it looks like there are modified Minis for sale privately with suspension and lsd, etc going for around $6k-$9k, while stock ones at dealers with similar age and mileage sell for $9k and up.
When I am ready I will probably go for a private sale that has most of the parts that I would've added anyway.
anyone who's still interested: new idea: mk4 jetta tdi for daily driver duty and mr2 spyder for weekend/auto-cross??
it would delay my saving any money for a new car as both cars together would cost about the same as my 2.0T jetta now, except i might save a little on fuel with the TDI, but I think if my goal is to have a dedicated track car then an mr2 is a better platform than a mini or a focus could ever be.