Hey all! I’m looking for a new project car to turn into a track day monster, and I’m having trouble picking a platform. I’ve been looking at NA Miatas but there are so few in Dallas that are relatively unmolested or have a manual that its hard to find one. My main goal for this is to avoid spending large amounts of money on my daily driver (17 BRZ), and to learn more about fixing/building/racing cars. About me: 22yo engineer with way too much free time on the weekends.

SO, I’m looking for suggestions from the Opponauts, here are the requirements:

1. Under $2000

2. Must be relatively reliable (I want to spend more time driving it balls out than fixing it)

3. RWD is preferable

4. Must be manual

5. should be relatively easy to work on should something go horribly wrong.