Black TE50 Posted 27, July 2011 Report Share Posted 27, July 2011 Yes I am. Here is my RS story: My current 'toy' is a 2001 Ford AUII TE50 that has been modified for track work (transmission, diff, brakes, suspension). The daily drive is a 2000 Ford AUII Fairmont - on gas! The loan on the Minister for War and Finance's Territory will be paid out within a couple of months and she has decreed that it is my turn for some new wheels . The downside, however, is that the TE50 must go to fund capital works at the ranch . If I want to keep going to the track, I need to find a car that is not only as economical as the Fairmont for the daily commute, but also as much fun (out-of-the-box) as the modified TE50 around the track. Does such a car exist? My search focussed on the usual Japanese and European hot hatches and the selection criteria included power (turbo 4-cyl preferable), brakes (Brembo calipers preferable) and grip (LSD or AWD preferable). Last car standing is a RS R26 . You guys won't be the least bit surprised, but I think I'll keep this a secret from my erstwhile friends over at Ford Forums! I could maybe stretch to a RS 250 Cup (not a Trophee), but I'm not that keen on taking a car worth $50k out on the track. I have a couple of questions on the R26: 1. Is the stereo really that bad? What can be done? 2. Are there any after-market rims available (for the R-spec tyres) at a reasonable cost that fit the R26? There you go - the search is on for a low km R26... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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