I need help, folks.
My daughter gets her permit this August, and starts high school a month later. She's been running a kart for a few years, and wants to continue autocrossing (maybe with her Dad, Gxd forbid).
Looking to find an appropriate car for next year.
We have a few more requirements: I want her to be able to take it to high school and college if it lasts that long. So it needs to be small enough to not be a Party-mobile (Party Palace anyone?), but it needs to be able to carry a little cargo to and from college. I'd also like it to be small enough so that we can still get the kart in the trailer with it - the younger daughter can't run the car for 2 more years.
I'm thinking a Mini or a Civic (choke, gasp!), but I'm looking for suggestions. Reasonable budget, no new cars. Preferably <$10K, but I'll consider options. I really wouldn't mind finding a car that's already pretty much set up, but I know how to develop one if need be. Just takes time, and I have less than I used to. Took me a long time to figure out the kart thing - I find cars to be more in my comfort zone.
Is anyone taking a car to Nationals this year with the intention of selling it, or maybe changing to another car next season?
Hit me, please!