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Is the 2011-2014 V6 S197 Ford Mustang the best budget track car and/or drift car for $5k!?

In 2011 Ford released an all-new and all-aluminum, dual overhead cam (DOHC) V6 putting out 305HP and 280lb/ft of torque! This means plenty of power to make us grin ear to ear at the track as well as do slidy things with our friends. In a freaking V6 Mustang! These power numbers allow the 2011-2014

Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Drift or Grip?

As we set out into 2020, more cars from the late 2000s and early 2010s are nearing their bottom depreciation. For us, that means cars that may have been overall solid platforms when they were new, but didn’t quite make sense at their price point for budget minded gearheads like us, can now be revisited

BATTLE! BMW E46 VS BMW E36, which is the Best Budget Drift Car under $5k?

Now that the market price for an E46 BMW 330 is comparable to an E36 328, we thought we’d take a deeper look into each chassis. Does the E46 BMW 3-series make a good drift car? How does it compare to the E36? You would think that given the E46 is the evolution of the

The New Edge SN95 Mustang is one of the best drift cars under $5,000

The new edge mustang is actually built on the Fox platform and is the very last of that generation. It is the most capable and stiffest chassis with additional structural reinforcements and suspension upgrades and improvements over the previous generations. Suspension While the Mustang’s MacPherson suspension setup remained in place, the SN-95 body got longer

What are the best entry level drift cars?

In order to answer this question, we need to come up with baseline qualifications. Over the past month or so, we’ve looked into a variety of cars for drifting. Given that we already have a V8 Swapped RX8 built for road racing and understanding the work that went into getting that thing trackable, we want

The A70 MK3 Supra Turbo, if you can find one, is one of the best affordable Drift Cars

After searching the country, I was only able to come up with three, yes three, MK3 Turbo Supras for $5,000 or less. They are indeed difficult to find and, by far, the rarest of the options I’ve listed thus far in my search for bargain driftable rides. Worth it, in my opinion, if you are

Infiniti G35 is a more luxurious Nissan 350Z. But, is it a better drift car? What’s the difference?

The Infiniti G35 is essentially the same drivetrain as the 350z being powered by the same VQ35DE naturally aspirated V6, and it’s amazing to me that you can find these cars for less than $5,000. The MSRP for a new Infiniti G35 in 2003 when they debuted was around $35,000, well equipped.  In a later

Thank you, depreciation! The Nissan 350z is now available plentifully under $5,000.

In my continued search for the best drift car for under $5,000, one of the most recommended platforms has to be the Nissan 350z. It is the much younger alternative to the more common drift platform the Nissan 240sx. For the last several years, the 240sx has been receiving a healthy dose of the so

The 4th Generation Chevrolet Camaro LS1 V8 with T56 Manual Transmission HAS to be the best cheap drift car. That drivetrain though!

I have to admit, I didn’t intend to write this article. When I started evaluating potential candidates for drift cars that I would eventually like to purchase, I had a few cars at the top of my list. The last two articles I wrote were about two of those cars (the 5.0 V8 Fox Body

The Fox Body Mustang (and 5.0 SN95) is all you need to go drifting.

Cheap, V8, rear wheel drive, and easy to work on. And cheap. Did I mention it’s affordable? Love it or hate it, the fox body mustang is one of the most approachable, cheap, drift cars on the market today. There is a lot to love but there are a few things to keep in mind

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