Gee, what a dilemma.
I probably have $34-38k to spend.
I've currently got a Citroen Xsara VTS, 2002, 220,000KM and it still goes hard.
I want to attack those corners hard, get from point a to point b along a twisty mountainous road as if I were flying in a straight line in a mig jet. :wanker:
- Upgrade the Xsara (~$10k). It's already got 220k KM on it, so it's about time for the electrics to start packing it in I'd think. It's been super reliable and it holds its ground against a highly modified GTIR, except the lack of boost obviously.
- Megane Sport 225
F1 Team with 24,000KM for $26,500
Sport cup with 45,000KM for $27,990
Heavier than a clio, but turbo charged. Not as quick through corners, but quicker out I'd imagine?
- Megane R26
There's one black one on carsales atm for $39,000 with 11,000KM. Gee, could you go wrong? Maybe a bit too high for my budget, but there couldn't be a better car for the money. Tyres last me 20,000KM on the Xsara and it is a daily driver. Granted they're only 15", but I could not afford to be changing them twice a year at $600 a corner!
- Clio 197
I'm sure I could get one of these for $30k driveaway, so it's certainly the cheapest option, but is it the best?
- Clio R27
This thing is hot. I could get yellow, but then that's the same colour as Dad's R26 and I do like the look of the white (haven't seen in person yet). What's the availability of these things? How cheap could I get one, $38k driveaway out of the picture? Only downside is it's even smaller than the xsara for any passengers and cargo, I do like to put the child seat in the back every once in a while.