01-14-2002, 08:25 AM
I'm exploring options for a track/autocross car so I don't continue to abuse my daily driver. I put a deposit down on a MiniS, but my heart really belongs to Audi. And Ur Q prices are getting really competitive - though I assume the maintenance costs could be a bear.
Is the UrQ at all close to being competitive as an autocross car? I know this is greatly dependant upon the driver, but I would like something that has a chance. I would assume the car would be in SM or a prepared class if I modded it to a point I could track it too.
01-14-2002, 06:43 PM
Mark, I'm an ur-quattro owner as well. I love my car. On the race race track, I'd have nothing else. Having said that, go with the Mini. The Mini is a MUCH shorter wheelbase car, and will be able to pivot much faster than the ur-Q. I did the Mid-Ohio Q-Club school last year, and got a chance to hit the autocross course. I was wishing for my old 260Z. Autocross courses are very tight, and the ur-Q just isn't up to the task. If all you want to do is go and have fun, then by all means use it. If you want to be competative, then stay with the Mini. You have to take into account the 15+ years of suspension developement that has gone into the Mini as well. I don't care how much money you throw at the ur-Q (and it would have to be a ton to be competative), you'll still not match the level of refinement of that Mini right out of the box. Hope that helps.
01-16-2002, 06:56 AM
Maybe I should get both! Of course I would also need to move to a house with a four car garage then.
all the other MR2's, Eclipses, etc. That's why I'll just keep it stock so that I can drive it every day if I want. One thing is for sure, though, I'll have the coolest sounding car out there!!!! "You can't forget the sound!"