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The Corrado is a fine handling car but a weighty one, the Integra Type R would make a better trackday tool IMO.

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A good pal had an ITr on a V-plate a few years back - OMFG! It was an
amazing car - For a FWD car, I cant inagine having more fun!
 

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As nice as the Corrado is, I'd pick the Integra Type-R every time for a track car. Awesome things. One of the best handing front-drive cars you can buy.

Out of interest though, why go for a front driver for a track car? Surely rear drive would be more fun?
 

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Type r for me also, corrado is a great road car but compromised for track driving with the big lump up front.

Whats your budget fella as there are other options if you are just planning to use it for trackdays that could be cheaper on your wallet than the two you have suggested ?
 

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Actually scrap that if you have a G4O as per your sig use that for the track a set of slicks roll cage and stripped and you would be surprised or maybe not as how quick the can be round track, have a word with pitstop developments if you have not already they could make it into a real wolf in sheeps clothing !!!!!
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone, didn't realise there was so many until I finally had an email telling me...

Anyway. I am trying to plan for a few months down the line. I'm looking for a track car and so far I've just looked at these two, and they are engines that I at least know a little about. And have a good idea of running costs.

I'm not sure what is available as far as RWD or A/4WD go. I've tried taking the G40 around the track but I'm just not comfortable with the handling and looking for something that is pretty good in standard form around 180+ bhp. Trying not to be two specific..

Wouldn't mind lokking more into the FTO/GTO as I know you can get a lot for your money. I guess I'd be looking for something around ?2500. But the ITR would probably be closer to ?3500-?4000 for a decent one.

So main things I'm looking for:

Decent handling/power and as standard as possible. Preferably NA. I'm not looking to have the fastest car, just something I can have a bit of fun in and not cost much to maintain. Also it has to road worthy. as I live in Cardiff all the good tracks are miles away.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Just for tracks and driving to track days? No doubt in my mind i'd be
after a locost, robin hood, westfield etc. Will be a lot easier on
tyres and brakes, cheaper to buy and easy to get parts off old ford
sierras. Very cheap insurance, still good on fuel.
 

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For noise you can't touch the Type R I would say!
At the end of the day it is just a 4 cylinder though and lacks
soul, think you need to get yourself down to one of the Aberdeen Club
GTI
meets then and hear a proper one with a VSR etc, that may change your
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sounds as a proper engine should!
 

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having owned Both an Accord TypeR and a V6 4motion, the Definitive
answer is the TypeR has one one helluva alot more Soul than a narrow
angle VW V6, both noise and performance wise.

The TypeRr Engine is hand made at one factory in Japan by a hand picked
trained bunch of engineers, and is designed from the ground up to rev
and have a race car typer power delivery. (there has never been a Typer
engine failure!)

Th V6 is designed from the ground up to be compact, and to be easily
mass produced, it is inherently not suited to race car use due to the
long throw of the crank which restrict the RPM of the engine,

Dont get me wrong I prefer the V6 for day to day however for race use the Typr R wins hands down
 

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But the ITR would probably be closer to ?3500-?4000 for a decent one.
For a decent ITR you are looking at around 6k unfortunately. They hold their money well though so you wont lose much when you come to sell.
 

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For noise you can't touch the Type R I would say!
At the end of the day it is just a 4 cylinder though and lacks soul, think you need to get yourself down to one of the Aberdeen Club GTI meets then and hear a proper one with a VSR etc, that may change your mind, sounds as a proper engine should!
Yes it is a 4 pot but in my opinion it has more soul than a big lazy V6 and the noise when the VTEC change over happens at 6000rpm right through to 8500rpm is scintillating. I have been in a Golf VR6 and and Corrado G60 and both were good quick cars. The VR6 had a nice bark, don't get me wrong, but my 2 Civic VTi's which were fitted with a similar engine to the Integra, were magic fun when you want to push on in a hurry and sounded the berries when in the VTEC zone.

Last week or the week before I had a look down by the beach as I do on a rare occasion and saw a bunch of VW's sitting by the Beach Ballroom. Would that have been the meet?
 

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Definately type r, pretty light which is important. magical engines that really beg to be hammered. Bullet proof with regular oil changes.  Good residuals too. A 14 year old civic vti is still worth 2-3k. Integras will follow this trend. Have a look on itr-dc2.com and hondarevolutions.com.
 
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