- Sep 27, 2014
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Driving something different can be so much fun, even if it doesn't cost the earth.
Good stuff man.
Good stuff man.
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No chance they had insurance. I think I’ve only ever once met someone who bought track day insurance.
I bought the single day track day policy through Hagerty for my 2 track days this year (next one is Monday). For the GTI it’s $150/day.Yea, I only know a few guys that have it. Luckily, an acquaintance who slid off the track in a 993, hit some kind of barrier and totaled it had track insurance. He had insurance money in 30 days. He was in a lower mileage 993 than what he had within 6 weeks.
I thought that was part of what made land rover work.I did some work on a LR Discovery. - not too bad, but clearly a car that will spend a lot of time in the workshop.
Enter at your own risk.What about liability... How does that work in the track?
It is one thing to send a GTI into a wall. It is a little different to send your GTI into someones 911.
Do they go through a process of assigning fault for a multi car accident? Or is the track more of an "enter at your own risk" scenario?
That fact alone might make me steer clear of owning a Land Rover, even if the older ones were more reliable, i wasn’t factoring in parts availability in the US. Considering LR never had an Assembly Plant here, that would seriously increase the running costs. I think I just changed my own mind and would probably choose a Toyota FJ40 or a Jeep Wrangler YJ or CJ instead, since both have US based manufacturing. I think the earliest Toyota plant in the US dates back to 1986, which was after the original FJ was discontinued. If I lived in Great Britain i would definitely choose a Series 3 or Defender though, because of production location & parts availability.I thought that was part of what made land rover work.
What's a better status symbol than an expensive car?
An expensive car that breaks, has high maintenance costs, and depreciates quickly. Owning one is just saying to the world "look how much money I have to throw away"... It is a design feature.