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Old 3rd December 2010, 11:43   #1
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Folks,

Planning to buy an RWD used car. Primary purpose is for drifting. Any suggestions?

I can only think of the Contessa and a W124 but they are quite hard to find.

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I would like to add the Standard 2000 a.k.a Rover SD1. It was a great looking car styled on the lines of classic Ferraris but then it was overpriced and naver caught on. However, it is much rarer than either of the cars you mentioned above.

Edit : One suggestion. If you can, try and import Nissan Silvias from Japan. They are available at throw away prices (Ive seen an example for Rs 100,000). Spares will be difficult to procure but for drifting, its got to be the Silvia.

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One suggestion. If you can, try and import Nissan Silvias from Japan. They are available at throw away prices (Ive seen an example for Rs 100,000). Spares will be difficult to procure but for drifting, its got to be the Silvia.
Buddy, do you have any odea how much red tape is involved in importing a car into India, not to mention duty.

Nope, Indian car for me, and a better suggestion than Standard 2000 would be helpful
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Buddy, do you have any odea how much red tape is involved in importing a car into India, not to mention duty.

Nope, Indian car for me, and a better suggestion than Standard 2000 would be helpful
Perhaps a used BMW - E36 if yo can find one ?

Contessa Petrol is however fits your bill perfectly.
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A petrol Contessa seems like your best bet. I'm sure you won't mind getting a car from another state. See websites like Gaadi.com. They always have a few contessa's listed in the south of India.

And you cannot import a used car older than 2 years into India.

And you also should mention how much you are looking to spend!
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What's your maximum budget? If you are looking at something cheap and a whole lot of fun, can't beat the Padmini. I can assure you that a modified Padmini (due to its lighter weight & compact dimensions) will be a lot more fun to swing than a Contessa. Another option for cheap + fun = Omni.

Also, Contessas & W124s are actually very easy to find. You can get good running Contis for 50,000, and E220s for 2.5 lakhs.
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speaking of contessa and padmini. Altough you may be able to drift it by pulling the handbreak, but you won`t be able to sustain a long drift since these cars do not have powerfull, high revving engines and torque. The pop clutch technique is not possible on such cars.

Also, if your are still looking for RWD indian models, then try sierra too. Very cheap and easy to find, fun to drift. Have done it myself since i own one. But, since its a SUV kind of car, has got a lot of body roll and can topple. SO, better do it on loose surface.
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Please mention your budget

a contessa can be bought for about 50k but maintaining it and making it ready for action will take another 1 lac contessa spares are rear and expensive
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Which track will you be going to for your drifting sessions? I hope you don't belong to that category of irresponsible people who drift and drag on public roads.

However if you do have access to a track or a private road, a premier padmini is a great car to start with. You'll get it dirt cheap, it will be a hoot to drift and once you have mastered the art of drifting, you can always graduate to a w124 or an older bimmer.

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A petrol Contessa seems like your best bet. I'm sure you won't mind getting a car from another state. See websites like Gaadi.com. They always have a few contessa's listed in the south of India.

And you cannot import a used car older than 2 years into India.

And you also should mention how much you are looking to spend!
This was i exactly thought of,FIAT Padmini is the best low cost car and next best would be contessa.

BTW how about 118NE? Peugeot 3099 dont know if its RWD?

Also why not NANO

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Which track will you be going to for your drifting sessions? I hope you don't belong to that category of irresponsible people who drift and drag on public roads.

However if you do have access to a track or a private road, a premier padmini is a great car to start with. You'll get it dirt cheap, it will be a hoot to drift and once you have mastered the art of drifting, you can always graduate to a w124 or an older bimmer.
Absolutely not! I have access to private roads where there is no danger to anyone. Safety is the first priority.

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This was i exactly thought of,FIAT Padmini is the best low cost car and next best would be contessa.

BTW how about 118NE? Peugeot 3099 dont know if its RWD?

Also why not NANO
Leaning towards Padmini. Nano i tried doesnt move, forget drift
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Another RWD but a rare breed would be the Sipani Dolphin.
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A 20,000 bucks padmini will drift out of the box, no mods required and if the tyres are worn out slightly (which most probably will be), it will be the most fun you could have for that kind of money. Happy drifting!
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how about going for a tata estate. It is a RWD car.
And also have low profile which will also be helpful while drifting .
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