Many people with a fat wallet and a large bank account find themselves pondering what they can spend all their money on. Answer is a brand new sports car that can run the quarter mile in under 11 sec that's what I would spend my money on.
Here is how to look at buying a brand new sports car, the good ways and the bad ways.
People who are obsessed with sports cars can find every reason why to buy one and every reason why they shouldn't own one. Some of these pros and cons are listed below.
Sports cars not only fit the lifestyles of the rich and the famous but with every person with a bit of money and wanting to spend it on a nice ride. Many of these sports cars come stock with horsepower going over 500 some with way more like Lamborghinis or Porsches.
Small sporty convertibles will depreciate in value of the years and will get down to worth less then when you bought it. This really depends on the car; Corvettes from the sixties are worth way more now than they were then.
People who love spending all their money on these types of cars can choose between coupes or convertibles I personally like imports over anything I would take a Supra over a high end sports car today. That is a turbo Supra of course.
Most sports cars with an automatic transmission, like most other vehicles, will be worth more than the ones with a standard transmission. There are some exceptions with true sports cars and with sports cars that really need the ability to benefit from the torque that comes from using a manual transmission.
A lot of sports cars are prone to having problems, some of their parts are exotic and may be hard to find. When or if you buy a sports car never expect to get back what you paid for it. These cars are just another way to get around. Many become garage babies and are never run.
Of course driving an expensive sports car means paying a lot more for gas because they usually have the motor with a v-8 or v-12 which will get you about 15 miles to the gallon if you are lucky. This is also a good reason why more people should drive an import, good gas mileage plus high performance.
On the other side of the table though sports cars are already fast when you buy them, but like they say you can make a car as fast as your billfold is fat. That is the beauty of imports, over exotics. If you don't have the money for a 300k factory vehicle you can always spend a tenth of that and have one probably just as fast with the right mechanic.
So you want a new car stereo system, do you? Maybe the thing that has been holding you back is the expense of having it installed. Well, you know you don't have to be a teenager to be able to install it yourself! It really isn't all that difficult if you have the right parts and instruction. In addition to saving money you get the satisfaction that you did it yourself and it is a great learning experience.
The first caveat I must give you is to slow down. Do not get in a hurry and try to shove something in where it doesn't go. The majority of car stereo systems are simple to install and usually have matching male-female connectors that only work one way to make it easy. Take your time so you don't ruin the hardware you have bought and paid for.
First off before you decide whether or not to install it yourself you need to consider what kind of system you are going to install in your car. If this is your first install you want to stay away from anything that is too complicated. If you are planning a system with TVs, LCD panels, and other more sophisticated items you would be better off leaving that to the pros.
If you are going with just a normal stereo with a head unit and speakers you can definitely do it yourself. Head units are really simple and thank God most of them follow the DIN size standards. You will recognize that in many cases that after you have removed the factory installed radio an aftermarket system will easily go in the same place with little or no adjustment.
If you have an import vehicle from Japan you will likely be using ISO mounting during the install process which is when the radio is screwed to the already existing factory radio brackets. Another way of mounting is called ring mounting which is the mounting kit that comes with an aftermarket radio to mount into the hole left by the factory radio. Sometimes trim and dash rings have to be filled in around the radio or they made need to be trimmed to make the stereo fit properly. Most places have kits that make this simple and you should go ahead and get a head removal tool as well to make that process painless.
The speakers are usually very simple to install. In most cases you will just use a set of speakers that fit into the same place as did the factory speakers just be sure that there are no unsightly holes or gaps afterwards. In many cases the simple act of building a fiberglass or wood baffle can eliminate this problem and give you a much better sound.
One of the most important things that you should remember is that not everyone that tries out for their license will get it. Drifting is just as hard as any other professional sport it takes hard work and talent. If you want to become a drifter then you need to get the right car for it and better get started. If you first fail at getting your license there will be another opportunity to come around.
An amateur is a racer that races but doesn't receive money for his accomplishments. This basically means you are not pro yet but still drift and may be on the way to becoming one. There are many tracks around the United States that host live drifting events. Even though you may not be pro you can still go out on the track and put on a show and may qualify to get your license. The one problem about this is that there are only a few places around in the U.S. that host these events.
As stated above you can start drifting whenever you want and still be with it. Many people like to think of it as street racing but you are not street racing unless you are racing on the street although it is illegal to race on the street. If you haven't been exposed to drifting before and you just starting then you need to take it slow in order for you to go fast you have to start out slow. You can take intro to drifting at many places.
Drift lessons are offered all around the United States all you have to do is look. Even though it isn't where drifting came from you can find many places in California that will teach intro to drifting. The lessons can be taught to either men or women. All you need to do to find a lesson is look online and you should find something. If they are doing it in your area and you love to drift go for it.
You can most likely get involved with a drifting lesson and then start learning towards getting your license in no time at all. If they don't exist in your area then you might have to just teach yourself if you have a good car to use such as a 240sx with a sr20det the sr20det was built by Nissan for drifting basically all you really need to do is add some sway bars, an LSD and some good tires and your good to go. Maybe a little tuning but all in all you will be doing good with a 240sx anytime.