Which car? Expert advice on the best rally car to start in

For a young person wanting to get started in rally driving, the decision of what car to buy first is probably the toughest one of all.

We decided to ask two of Australia’s most respected rally drivers, Neal Bates and Brendan Reeves, what they would do, if they had their time all over again.

Neal Bates is a four-time Australian Rally Champion, a Targa Tasmania winner and has just about done it all in Australian rallying. Brendan Reeves is a multiple ARC round winner, contested the World Rally Championship Academy, and is now a much-respected driving coach.

Both started in rear-wheel drive cars, but their experiences - and the progression of time - has meant that it’s not what they’d do now.

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