These are the best budget track cars for beginners

These are the best budget track cars for beginners
A photo of a red Ford Mustang from the 1990s.

Photo: Ford

“Man, there are so many different schools of thought about what makes a good track car. FWD? AWD? RWD? There are probably four or five of each that would be perfect. Is it a DEDICATED track car, or something you track on a daily basis as well? It’s just so wide open.

“But if I had to pick just one, I’d probably go for any Mustang one can afford. From a $2,500 rusted Fox to a decent 7-8k SN95 to a $25k S550, there’s something for every budget.

“You have quite a bit of power, but not so much that you really get into trouble. You have a jerky rear end that will teach you a little restraint through turns. You can find replacement parts at any parts store in town. You’ll have plenty of trunk space to haul consumables and tools to the track. A back seat is there if you need it. Insurance isn’t terrible. The aftermarket is huge and the cars themselves are plentiful.

“I have nothing but personal disdain for Ford products, but there is only one nameplate with cars that can lose to a Geo Subway or drive a 911. That’s the Mustang.”

It sounds like there is a Mustang for every occasion and every budget! That’s before Ford released its next wave of track-focused Mustangs.

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