E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Workin' Mans Track Toy



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
MisterSkiMask
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

Posts: 1,940
iTrader: (0)

Workin' Mans Track Toy

So, what is it?
Boxster
Miata
S2000
Other?
MisterSkiMask is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 4,765
iTrader: (0)

Miata
TK-421 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
wisesoul
Savoir Faire
 
wisesoul's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M5
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Ca

Posts: 1,637
iTrader: (0)

Mr2 Spyder, Lotus Elise/Exige
__________________
Current: Alpine White F10 M5|H&R springs|12mm/10mm spacers|Eisenmann Race
Sold:Imola Yellow RS4-KW V3|MTM 10mm spacers|Hotchkis rear sway bar|APR Stage 1|Milltek Catless|RNS-E|Euro RS4 Flat bottom Steering Wheel
Sold:E46 323i
wisesoul is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,250
iTrader: (0)

Realistic: miata
Less realistic: boxster spyder/lotus exige or elise
In your dreams: any caterham/ariel atom
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
kyleb350
Brigadier General
 
kyleb350's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LoMbard, IL

Posts: 4,170
iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Year's_End View Post
Realistic: miata
Less realistic: boxster spyder/lotus exige or elise
In your dreams: Radical SR8, Zonda R
fixed
kyleb350 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #6
Q4P
Colonel
 
Q4P's Avatar
 
Drives: Too Much
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: World

Posts: 2,296
iTrader: (0)

Buy an S2000, u won't regret it.
__________________
2jZ + RB26 + 4G63 + LS9 + N54 =
Q4P is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 09:44 AM   #7
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,241
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Miata if you actually want to race other people.
Red Bread is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
BTM
Banned
 
Drives: A///MERICAN!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A///MERICA!!!

Posts: 10,314
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyleb350 View Post
fixed
There was actually a Radical for sale in Sports Car for right around 30k IIRC...a lot more attainable than I thought it would be...think it included some spares too
BTM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 01:16 PM   #9
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,250
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyleb350 View Post
fixed
lol true. and i think radical has made an even faster model since the SR8's release.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
BTM
Banned
 
Drives: A///MERICAN!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A///MERICA!!!

Posts: 10,314
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Just found it...it's an SR3 not 8...asking 32k

http://trackcars.info/?p=133

Still badass
BTM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #11
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,250
iTrader: (0)

2011 SR8 RX lawd
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #12
MR///M3
e90post veteran
 
MR///M3's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 M3, '09 335, '11 Mini R56
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: central NJ

Posts: 1,384
iTrader: (5)

i say Miata
MR///M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #13
wisesoul
Savoir Faire
 
wisesoul's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M5
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Ca

Posts: 1,637
iTrader: (0)

Used 2005-2006 Elises are pretty cheap though. NSX?
__________________
Current: Alpine White F10 M5|H&R springs|12mm/10mm spacers|Eisenmann Race
Sold:Imola Yellow RS4-KW V3|MTM 10mm spacers|Hotchkis rear sway bar|APR Stage 1|Milltek Catless|RNS-E|Euro RS4 Flat bottom Steering Wheel
Sold:E46 323i
wisesoul is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #14
b0bab0i
Captain
 
Drives: 03 TiAG z4 3.0i w/ hardtop
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SoCal

Posts: 965
iTrader: (0)

Elise/Exige
b0bab0i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 01:05 AM   #15
CAPSGOD
Major
 
Drives: Diesel Son
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: #yolo

Posts: 1,136
iTrader: (0)

S2000, Miata, & MR2 are all for the grounded man. You may also want to try out a Z4 M Coupe and E36 M3.
CAPSGOD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 01:36 AM   #16
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 4,765
iTrader: (0)

A "track toy" is a car that will be used almost exclusively used for the track, so it will be in addition to the cars someone already has for daily use. I doubt a "workin' man" has the disposable income to buy something like a Lotus for this purpose.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CAPSGOD View Post
S2000, Miata, & MR2 are all for the grounded man. You may also want to try out a Z4 M Coupe and E36 M3.
Completely different price ranges, although the E36 is realistic.

Last edited by TK-421; 07-26-2011 at 01:41 AM.
TK-421 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #17
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,074
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Miata if you actually want to race other people.
This.
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #18
michaelthepsycho
Lieutenant Colonel
 
michaelthepsycho's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 Montego Blue E90 335i Step
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 1,632
iTrader: (4)

S2k. Miata is even budget-friendlier but I'd rather save up for the Honda.
__________________
Former car
2011 BMW 335i Step - Montego Blue / Chestnut Brown
michaelthepsycho is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 02:34 PM   #19
amgthis
Tire Racks
 
amgthis's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 1M Coupè
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 1,228
iTrader: (0)

AP2 S2000 if you can, but AP1 is good too
amgthis is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #20
miiipilot
Captain
 
miiipilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 TiAg 135i 6mt M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH

Posts: 773
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by amgthis View Post
AP2 S2000 if you can, but AP1 is good too
Have been kinda looking into a S2000. What's the diff b/w AP1 and AP2?

Thanks,
miiipilot
__________________
miiipilot 2011 135i TiAg w/Black Boston 6mt M-Sport, Premium Pkg, Value Pkg
miiipilot is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #21
Red Bread
Brigadier General
 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,241
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by miiipilot View Post
Have been kinda looking into a S2000. What's the diff b/w AP1 and AP2?

Thanks,
miiipilot
It's kind of funny that Wiki has this right, but they do:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_S2000

Personally, for a track car, the AP1 is more fun as it has more inherent oversteer and the higher revving engine is more entertaining. Plus you won't notice the plastic rear window as I'd imagine most track S2k's will remove the soft top entirely and use the hardtop.
Red Bread is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #22
JoosyJoos
Major
 
JoosyJoos's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Johns Creek, GA

Posts: 1,292
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to JoosyJoos
Its mostly miatas and s2000's if you're actually serious about track time or autocross. You can add Mini into that category (especially once they age a bit more).

Side note: The miata guys dont mess around... they're pretty hardcore when it comes to driving skills.
__________________

1998 M3 Vert
1995 M3 Track Car
2008 335i - Retired
JoosyJoos is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST