The reasons to get a drift car are unexplainable. If you know you want one, you are already a gearhead. Drift cars are not much different from the rest, but they require powerful engines that can maintain the power for speed and control. They are built for superior balance and smart handling that allows drives to cut through angles and hairpin bends with ease. It may not be as easy to learn as the movies, but it is possible with the right training. Movies like Tokyo Drift have revolutionized the craze for drifting among drivers. If you are considering to buy yourself a car that can drift, here are your options that will not break your bank.
Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-T
This beast machine is made by one of the best makers of cars in the drifting community. They design cars to satisfy the drifting hunger of drivers. Nissan cars are also pretty much affordable for a common person and will suit the drifting skills of beginners as well as advanced level drifters. Even though it is an old model from 1993-1998, it is still a choice for drifters because of its low maintenance and its worldwide community.
BMW M3 E36
If you are looking for a more standard brand name, then this predecessor of BMW M3 E46 is built for you. The E36 was designed from 1992 to 1995 and even today holds the top spots in the drifting community. Although the power output of E36 is weaker than E46 and the engine displacement is smaller, too, E36 is more affordable and comfortable for all level drifters. You can always pick E46 if you are ready to invest a little extra.
Mazda MX-5 NB
Mazda is the third most popular name in the drifting community for building their cars right for drifting. It also offers the looks of a sports car without the need for modifications. This two-seater powerhouse was an attempt by the Japanese manufacturers to make a classy sports car, and it was successful. There is a worldwide community of Mazda owners who provide modifications and maintenance for MX-5 NB, so the owners can stop worrying about it being an old model.
Nissan 240sx S14
Another Nissan drifting machine is far more good looking and sporty. It has a good reputation in the drifting community. The models from 1994-1998 were the most powerful and preferred models for this car. Even today, these cars are added to the collection by car collectors because of their history in drifting. The base model for 240sx comes with 155 BHP and a displacement of 2.4 liters. Another reason for this car’s popularity is its easily available modification parts, so you do not have to struggle for that either.
Also known as Chaser, Mark II, and the nicknames their owners give them, the JZX-90 models were a hit from the time they came in the market. This car became the first choice for drifters, and the models from 1992-1996 made the most sales. Motorheads particularly like their rear-wheel drive that allows better control while drifting. JZX-90 forces power of 280 BHP and engine displacement of 2.5 liters.