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Commanderfish has kicked off an old 2.0ts vs V6 debate when asking about a GTV for track days. A later comment in the thread goes something along the lines of the 156/147 is a newer design and a better choice.

So the question is, what to go for?

Main consideration is total minge-baggery, how cheap can we get something fun on a track? We ain't racing, just taking it to the odd track day.
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156 2 litre or 146 if you can find one.
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Ooo. A 145 (or 146) would be cracking fun on a track I reckon. And they're peanuts.
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Ooo. A 145 (or 146) would be cracking fun on a track I reckon. And they're peanuts.
Nope, they are rocking horse turds, near impossible to find (especially ones that haven't had the baseball hat brigade putting big spoilers on 'em!)
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There's a 145 available in the Midlands for about £150.....sold on Ebay but the bidder didn't turn up...

I can pass on the owner's details if anyone is interested.


But to answer the original question - 156s are available cheaper, so probably choose them - or if you just want a track car only - not to run on the road - I can pick up very lightly damaged 147s from salvage auctions for well under £500......
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Take the GTA on track, that's what it's for FFS!!!!! Have you not read the thread in the GTA lounge about how good they are on track.....?
 
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Are 156's really cheaper to pick up than 145's? Mental.

Not sure which I'd pick, ignoring cost. Reckon the 145 is more chuckable and therefore maybe more fun - but on the other hand, you sit higher, so it doesn't feel as planted. 145 is quicker too with the same engine I think.

If only you could find a 156 with a 3.2 in it somewhere, eh Keith?
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Blimey, you're right. Only 2 145's in the country on AT, and they want a grand for each of them! I sold my 145 QV for £1500 10 years ago!
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Just been outbid on this (might as well share it now and bump up the price! )


http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=271311131055
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I'd been watching that, too......they've been selling wuite a bit of interesting stuff.

I've got a 1.8 155 that could be had for the £500 level, too, if that's of any interest....

PM'd you about the 145, BTW.
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I think a 145 would be epic on track. Probably want a bit more power though if its a track with a lot of straights
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Something like that Fiat Coupe 20V engined beasty that Jason Hill had?
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I'd love the excuse of a track car... and some finance for it/the track time!
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In reality I am looking for something that does not exist, a cheap hack to go to work that I can thrash on a track if I get the chance. I was looking for a £200-£400 145, rgwm has put me on to one, so we shall see.
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145s are pretty good fun on track, immensely chuckable
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75, obviously. It's been raining today and I almost crashed her at the road barrier. Escaped it somehow though. This is fun you shall have at the track .
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75 means you're RWD of course. But is that actually going to be better for you on a track, assuming you're a bit of a beginner?

The fact that I could put my foot down out of the corners in the GTA, and feel if I'd done it too early or too violently without slewing violently across the track was reassuring!
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This was the same curve at which the Giulietta doesn't even engage the ESP with the same driving, not mentioning even slightiest of slides. Of course, it does not translate straight to your FWD driving abilities but is a hell of a good school . I would not recommend it as a daily driver, especially with weather conditions we face in Poland but as a fun car YES PLEASE while they're still relatively cheap.

I've been to two dry track days with the 75 - you cannot get enough of it but now I'm eager to try wet or snow, just to learn not to take the foot off the throttle when the car starts to slide.
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