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Old 11-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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Starting with a new car is always preferred. Its nice and tight and you won't need to worry about major incidents. A car with 130K miles could be a potential time bomb especially if it was not maintained or you don't know what the maintenance of it was. At that mileage lots of things have had considerable wear and tear. These are things (mentioned above) that deserve attention whether driven on the track or on the street just from a pure safety standpoint. And like I said earlier, its really hard to improve driving skills when the car is fighting you and may be even teaching you some bad habits on top of it.
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