Yah forgot to mention that as a first timer anything with power could get you killed a tad more easily. And to what ^ said true you dont want to get a camaro because youll rag it out. Just as stated i ragged the shit out of my first car also until i figured out how much it sucks to buy parts because you broke something.
the 1st week i had my Z i was driving down an open road at about 30-35, no people no cars, and i nailed it to the floor to see what this thing could do, before i knew it, i was sideways, ive never had a car scare me like that before, and thats back when it still had the 2.73s in it
and this is my 5th car, i would just hate to see someone in a ditch because they didnt know what they were doing
if you want i can try to find the pictures of my little hydroplanning accident from Aug 04
Best to learn to drive something with less power first...like a little pickup. RWD in general is harder to learn how to handle in inclement weather. So dropping a 16 yr old into a 300hp sports car with Z rated tires probably isn't the best move.
I learned for a year on a 1977 Cutlass Supreme. 350 Olds Rocket V8 but only 180 hp....good learner car because it was already wasted and I couldn't hurt it.
Learned in a 96 Chevy Z71 and boy did I rag on that thing, I sure did learn how to drift in a truck pretty good though. I think it was a good learner vehicle because parts where cheap, gas economy was decent (If I kept my foot out of it), very safe, and It held up to all my beating on it.
I just finished fixing everything I ever broke on it and I realized it cleans up really good, and is actually pretty quick for a little 305. 9.2 0-60, thats quicker than my moms 05 Dodge Ram. I got a offer on it today and after pouring all that money into it to repair it, its kinda hard to let ole GREEn-go go.
Buy a beater for real cheap(old s10 or ranger are good), then save up buy a project car(several good options) build it up over time while you drive the beater and bam you have a car you will be proud of and will respect plus you will be less prone to trash it after driving your beater.
Any older car is going to have one problem or another. All depends on how it was taken care of. If your into 4th gens I would say a 94 or 95. They have an odb1 computer. The 96 has an odb2 computer which is more of a pita. Plus the dull cat is in the way of everything. These are great cars to start learning on. It's all not easy. Any year you get. The prices on these cars are low and they will get lower. For the money you can't beat them for the performance. :thumbsup:
my 87 Camaro was reliable in that it got me from point A to point B
otherwise it was just a big oil leak (305HO), steering colum support bearing was loose, never really wanted to start, but it got me to were i needed to be untill the water pump let loose as i was pulling into the parking lot at work
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