It goes without saying that racing is an expensive sport, demanding the time, money and resources for cars, equipment, repairs, fees, etc. The list of expenses and financial demands in this sport is nearly endless, ask any seasoned driver. If, however, you are looking to start your racing career and are looking for an inexpensive way to do so, consider some of these more, relatively speaking, affordable options for your first racecar:
- BMW 3-Series; A car of choice and a classic in the world of racing. These cars are easy to change, modify and make your own and have impressive engines and racing capabilities. These cars are easy to come by and are popular, especially in the United States and Europe.
- Mazda Miata; a small but mighty option. They are great for smaller, more amateur racing and they are extremely affordable. These are a popular option amongst beginners and street racers, and understandably so, the car is powerful, light and easy to drive.
- Dodge Neon; Comparable to the Miata, the main difference or selling point for the Dodge Neon is the fact that it is front wheel drive. The car itself races and handles extremely well, especially for what it costs to purchase one.
- Ford Mustang; These cars are like transformers, there are aftermarket parts and upgrades in all shapes, sizes and colours. If you’re looking for a versatile car, this is it. These cars are also easy to come by and the beauty is that no matter what year it was made, the car is reliable, versatile and raceable.
- Acura Integra; Most Acuras could be considered affordable entry-level racing cars, but the Integra might be the most notable because it handles well, lasts a long time and is a great option. These are not the cheapest of the Acura or Honda family but are well worth the extra cash.