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nedla
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Post by nedla » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:14 pm

Just a hello, i am looking into getting a track and have been told puma's are pretty decent for this, Also told they do rust what area should i look for rust or is an all over issue. I am still deciding on a puma or a clio.. Thanks
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Post by trublustu » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Hello and welcome.

Pumas are a great `starter` trackday car.
Even in standard trim, they are quick, handle well and are reliable.
They are also cheap and easy to tune.
It`s a Ford though. they all rust...
Rear suspension mounts and nearby sills are car killers, but don`t be put off, there`s plenty of solid ones knocking about.

As for Clio`s...
They are faster than the Puma, but...
Servicing and tuning isnt cheap and they are awful regards reliability.
There are sensors everywhere. And they fail, as do connections, modules, all sorts. Often.
If anything does break in there. your straight into limp mode until you can plug it in to find out why. Trackday over.

Get a Puma ;-)

And a welder lol
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Post by trublustu » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 pm

Plus,
You`ve got more chance of buying a Puma that had a sensible owner (who actually cares for their car) than any Clio.
Every one of them is ragged to death by some hooligan, long before you get near it.

Sales pitch over :thumbs:
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http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?t=26160" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC5QLi ... 4GCrMVmmlQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by red » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:30 am

8-) welcome to the site.
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Post by Catweasel » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 am

Hi and welcome !
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