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    Exclamation WTB car to start rallying

    My budget is top 1500 if that's possiable , offers or ideas would be helpful.

    I live in South Orange County California also!

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    $1500? Are you looking for a used car to build? Not a ready to go race car? You may need to add another zero cuz your gonna need ALL the safety gear too.

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    $1500 will buy a FWD rally-x beater, but that's about it.

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    Thanks guys ! And yeah a used beater is all I need to learn the rope

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    $1500 will buy you excellent codriving gear and have money left over for some food/travel. You should do that (since you would need it all to drive a rally car anyway) and codrive for a year while you save up more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders Green View Post
    $1500 will buy you excellent codriving gear and have money left over for some food/travel. You should do that (since you would need it all to drive a rally car anyway) and codrive for a year while you save up more money.
    Dooood you be so harshin da mellow, dood.
    $1500 will buy a set of harnesses (exprired) and a brian bucket, (expired) and prolly some doors and a hatch and worn tires!

    The way youse talkin you'll never save rally in America.

    Sounds like the guy needs some budgetary counseling...

    And if you OP that is wants to just thrash around and maybe do some grass-o-cross (or being SoCal, some dust-o-cross) $1500 can certainly get something fun to thrash....although there is no reason in the world conceivable that it should be for any reason restricted to FWD---aka fail wheel drive.

    $500 will get you this excellent starter no far:
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4566886772.html

    volvo 240 it was running well till yesterday, it still starts but when u press the gas it stalls but it does start an idle. it has no back seats a cat sprayed them so i took them out,has new used tires,breaks are good tranny is good i think a good tune up will have it running again good.I put a new parts in the car an belts an dont wanna put anymore money into the car.tags are good till 12/1/14 an i have the smog paper so you dont gotta smog it again. text me--213 992 6658 luis

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    Autotragic but swapping to manual is super easy and cheap:
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4591378230.html

    1992 Blue Volvo 240L for Sale - $1000 (Mission Viejo)
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    condition: fair

    1992 Volvo 240L odometer: 256000 paint color : blue size : full-size type : sedan drive : fwd fuel : gas transmission : automatic title status : clean
    Up for sale is a durable '92 Volvo 240L. It has been serviced and maintained (including regular oil changes) throughout it's life at Viking Auto Services, a shop specializing in Scandinavian import cars. In recent years it's been stored outside and the cosmetic issues have started to build up.

    Mechanically, the vehicle is firm, with plenty of years and hundreds of thousands of miles left in it. This car is ready to start driving as your daily driver/commuter vehicle tomorrow. It's also a classic and collectible vehicle that is only going up in value, with a unique and much sought after body type.

    Recent service:
    - Wiring harness and tail light repaired. -cost $559.48
    - Replaced pre-heat hose and air box thermostat, throttle body service -cost $285.09
    - New battery- 6 months ago
    - At 140,499 miles on 7/31/99 the engine was replaced.

    Recommended service:

    Mechanical:
    -Possible rear main seal leaking
    -front crank seal leak
    -front tires/align
    -Engine t/belt due at 280k miles
    -rear tires

    Cosmetic:
    -drivers side door lower hinge
    -A/C doesn't work
    -Radio doesn't work - (need to buy antennae)
    -Glove box doesn't close or lock (have to wedge it closed)
    -Front bumper needs tightening
    -Side rubber panels missing
    -Paint peeling needs work

    Registration is good until May 2015. Current miles 2562XX. Comes with original manual.
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    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4592530760.html

    The advantages of these cars is well know and vigorously ignored:
    cheap, strong, study engines, well balanced, near 50-50 front rear..Cheapest car for serios mods, super easy upgrades...
    Drawback are they aren't what everybody in USA says is "cool".....but just look where there has been very intense rally scene for eons and everywhere where there is primarily gravel rally and sustainable programs and deep fields, easily 3/4 of the cars are older, simpler, but well built RWD cars with as large of engines as can be stuffed in---and with these, it already is a near unbreakable 2300cc motor, especially the ones with what is called B23---

    You're in Southern California, a region noted worldwide for gltz and glamor and artifice: pretty exteriors....appearances above all, so if you buy that then naturally a really excellent but boxy car isn't going to get you the street cred that is so vital to most people..

    But competition is about results ---and not just little So-cal rallies with 17 entries---ya gotta use the power of the Intra-webz and see what people do where there is deep competition...150-180 car fields and 60-70 2wd cars....then look what works and wonder "Gee, golly, why are so few guys in FWD cars? What do those FWD cost to run vs the hordes of RWD cars? Why are most---3/4 of the entries RWD is the guys on SS.com say FWD is "the way" like its some religious dogma?"

    Rally is expensive, appallingly so now.....If you're thinking so wrong--$1500---then ya don't know...

    Go back and hit the Re-set button.

    Tell us what skills you have, agae, income, a little lifestyle---like you're into gadgets you spend 1000s on and cannot live without and then people can realitically make tailored suggestions...

    Because without know a lot more about who you are, what you can do--mechanically and financially, any a priori recommendations are just flap-doodle.
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    I agree with Anders, except for possibly one very fine point. Make a budget for the next few years and see if owning a rally car is something that you are able (which mostly means willing if your income is above a certain threshold) to do. If it's not a realistic objective, but driving in a rally is something that you'd really like to try, eventually renting a car is going to be more cost effective (unless you total the car). A combination of driving in RallyX and co-driving is something that quite a few people do and might be a good long term plan. It also helps when starting to co-drive if you make it known that you are willing to contribute to the cost of running the car for the event. Financial arrangements usually run the gamut from co-drivers paying a significant percentage of the event expenses, covering only their own expenses, having their expenses covered, to actually being compensated. In my experience, the standard expectation is that the co-driver covers their own expenses, but one-off seats might appear more readily if drivers were aware that wasn't the case.

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    This might be another case of the OP meaning one thing and everyone on here assuming something else.
    "Rallying" to the newb often means playing around on loose surfaces, whether that be SCCA type rallycross or just hooning.
    But when someone says I want to "rally" on this site we all presume they mean entering rally events with a log-booked car, and competing.
    Maybe the OP should eleborate? Either way, there was just a long thread on this subject just a month or two ago.

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    you can do rally cross on a 1500 car no problem.

    you could do stage rally, if you had a monthly budget of $200-$300 a month. its going to be like 1-3 rallies a year but it can still be a blast. probably buying a cheap pre-built car , driving it to events, camping / cheap hotel. navie splitting costs .. the big adventure lifestyle.

    doing it in some cheap volvo would probably be good and up the fun factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1337STI View Post
    you can do rally cross on a 1500 car no problem.

    you could do stage rally, if you had a monthly budget of $200-$300 a month. its going to be like 1-3 rallies a year but it can still be a blast. probably buying a cheap pre-built car , driving it to events, camping / cheap hotel. navie splitting costs .. the big adventure lifestyle.

    doing it in some cheap volvo would probably be good and up the fun factor.
    Yeah. How many differentials you need to worry about "This one's too hard, and this one is too soft and this one is juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust right but costs a million dollah!"
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