I currently own a scrapyard standard 1.2 clio which is my first car and as annoying as it can be at times it hasn't let me down and gets me to and from work everyday.
I passed my test at the end of last year at the age of 24 because I decided to finish university first and towards the end of this year I will turn 25 (which makes my insurance plummet) and I'll hopefully get my first years no claims discount.
I've considered many cars for my upgrade from a clio sport to an mx5 to a TT and now a 350z. I've ran some rough quotes on insurance and they are all feasible but I like to check forums first to get an idea about how much people enjoy them, how much goes wrong, what kind of people drive them etc. I love cars and I love talking about cars so forums always seem a good place to start. The plan with whatever I get is to keep it relatively stock for the first year of owning and mainly just tidying it up and fixing any little niggles with it but no mods that would affect my insurance. In this time I also want to start getting a bit of seat time on tracks, nothing to extreme but enough to give me a feel for it.
Budget will be about 6k for the car which I've seen enough z's under this to reassure me that when the time comes it will be possible. I'm also considering learning to drift in the future with some proper lessons because its something that I've wanted to try for ages and the events look great fun.
Any advice for me would be great but otherwise just wanted to introduce myself with a bit of background info and say Hi!