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What should my second rally car be after the Mini or should I stick with the Mini?

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Hi

Loving this game.  I have just won the rally and have promoted to Clubman. I now have some money in the bank, just shy of £275k.  What car should I buy.  I consider myself a noob but have some toys that help e.g. wheel and rift, with that in mind what would be a sensible step up following the Mini?

Also, do your cars rank up over time?  With that in mind what car would you consider?

Many thanks!

Andy

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I'd suggest going with a 70's car. And progressing on chronologically. 70's cars are RWD and have more power, enough to be fun, but not enough to be much of a handful. After 70s, go to 80's RWD, those are a bit more up in power again. As with 70s cars, you should be gentle with the throttle, especially on corner exits. After 80's the next logical step would be the Group B RWD, arguably one of the hardest classes in game, but having driven a lot of RWDs prior to that might make it a bit less difficult. After that proceed on with 4WDs

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I'd suggest either the Alpine (easier) or 70's Opel or Fiat. That way you get to learn how to powerslide the easy way. If you skip to the rest of the 70's and 80's and on, the learning curve will be steeper.
That's according to my experience.

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The Alpine is great fun and a good learning tool for RWD, the 131 in the 70s is also pretty easy and fun, the Stratos is very hard so you maybe shouldnt pick that one. After that I suggest going either with R4 or 2000s if you wanna do some modern stuff and learn 4WD.

Oh and yes your cars rank up a bit over time, every car has a set of upgrades that you can look up in your Garage, upgrades are unlocked with milage and upgrade time can be reduced with perks from your engineers.

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IMO the Escort Mk2 if you want RWD, or a Grp A car (Lancia for me) if you want 4WD

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Alpine Renault and/or Fiat 131 Abarth.                 

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Etirion said:
the Stratos is very hard so you maybe shouldnt pick that one. 
It's not really that hard. Non of them are to be honest. And for me the Escort MK2 is a bit harder to drive, it tends to spin-out more easily, but since the OP has a wheel, that shouldn't be much of a problem. 

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The Stratos not hard? ok. For me together with the 037 its the hardest car in the game, but I also push really hard so maybe that has something to do with it.

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I push the Stratos very hard as well, and still find it miles easier to drive than the 037. Hell, I wrecked on the daily today because I felt it didn't go fast enough, and overdrove it. :P

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Etirion said:
The Stratos not hard? ok. For me together with the 037 its the hardest car in the game, but I also push really hard so maybe that has something to do with it.
Well, maybe I don't push it hard enough, but I just find that car a joy to drive. Just did the daily, had one spin-out but still managed 70th out of  1900. 

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Dont get me wrong I enjoy it immensly aswell and I agree with pork that the 037 is harder but its still a very difficult car to drive.

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Well, the 037 is one of the hardest cars to drive in the whole game, no argument there. But I still don't get, what's so hard about the Stratos :D Or any of the 70's cars for that matter. Yes, they are rear wheel drive, so they do require a bit different driving style. You have to countersteer a lot more in the corners, compared to 4WDs, basically drifting through most of them.
Also, are you using a wheel or a controller?  Maybe that's the problem?

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I like Stratos.
It's a honest car and you can play it as you like. Well, almost.
Why there was trees in my way sometimes, i don't know lol

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SlipsGTA said:
I like Stratos.
It's a honest car and you can play it as you like. Well, almost.
Why there was trees in my way sometimes, i don't know lol

They just jump right at you at the most inconvenient times, it seems.

They're all communists.

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With hindsight I would go straight from the Mini into Group A, R5, 2000's or maybe the 1980s (mainly for the BMW) Why? Because the cars in these classes are generally less twitchy which is great for learning the stages, countries and set-up methods. I spent quite a frustrating time in the Escort and Pug 205 (70's & 1970's) trying to adjust to the car, the set up, the track and the conditions- as a newbie it became a bit of a grind. As soon as I picked up the 1995 Impreza the game came more alive again and in time I gained the confidence, knowledge and ability to go back to the more unstable or super fast cars later and far, far, far fewer restarts  :) :#

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SlipsGTA said:
I like Stratos.
It's a honest car and you can play it as you like. Well, almost.
Why there was trees in my way sometimes, i don't know lol

They just jump right at you at the most inconvenient times, it seems.

They're all communists.
That tree came at me with a knife! You all saw that, right?!

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Didzis said:
Well, the 037 is one of the hardest cars to drive in the whole game, no argument there. But I still don't get, what's so hard about the Stratos :D Or any of the 70's cars for that matter. Yes, they are rear wheel drive, so they do require a bit different driving style. You have to countersteer a lot more in the corners, compared to 4WDs, basically drifting through most of them.
Also, are you using a wheel or a controller?  Maybe that's the problem?
Oh I dont have a problem with it, its just not easy, always wants to step its back out, which of course makes it great fun but also more difficult to be fast. I use a wheel but again I dont have a problem with driving it, I got enough practice to stop crashing everywhere by now I think :D

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thankyou very much for the tips!

I think I will go up the eras but spend 2 years per season to rank up the cars and get my money's worth! :)

So... Opel or Fiat?

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thankyou very much for the tips!

I think I will go up the eras but spend 2 years per season to rank up the cars and get my money's worth! :)

So... Opel or Fiat?
You should really try the alpine Renault to get some experience of rear wheel drive without having to fight against a powerful engine?

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Fiat has very stable and predictable handling.

Opel is more powerful.

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