That day I earned respect for the Intrepid in Solo II in this area. A couple of weeks ago I was right behind the Boxster, and he was about 10% faster than I was, but then again I also am still learning what those tires want on the Intrepid.
Either way, the comment is no longer "how slow the car looks," but is now "that car can really move!" I guess that says it all.
Don't overdo it with your car. I am sure that you want to keep it for some time. Hammering it on the race track will eventually start wearing out the parts and end up costing you big bucks.
Although fun, premature wear and the costs associated with it, are not.
Don't worry - Solo II is not as hard on a car as being on a race track. The courses run from 30-90 seconds long, and you do about 3-5 runs (a few more on some of the better courses with fewer drivers) for the entire day. Kind of like a rodeo bull -- you only work for a short time a couple of times a weekend, the rest of the time you sit around "bench racing."
In fact, most of the problems that others have reported (trannys, engines) just aren't happening on our 2000. Our previous Dodge car (1987 Daytona Pacifica) only ran well if you drove it hard. If you babied it, the engine got pretty bad pretty quickly (two engine rebuilds -- both covered under warrantee, because we didn't drive the car hard).
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