Jaegerbombwot wrote:pbar wrote:Jaegerbombwot wrote:after doing some research about the 2.0 laser not having power steering.
If you're considering something like swapping engines then to be honest fitting power steering should well be within your grasp. It isn't necessary though, correct sized tyres and correctly inflated would ensure this isn't an issue.
I wanted to keep the car as stock as possible, literally only putting a windsor 302 and a t5 trans in. but if the car wont be a complete bitch to handle without powersteering then the 2.0 is back on the cards.
Personally, and objectively speaking, I'd forget it all for now. Don't cancel your Capri dreams, just postpone it for a while. One way or another you will wreck your first car, like most of us do. Get a KA or a Peugeot 106 or similar, cheap to insure, and get those much valued driving miles under your belt, and some road experience and build up some no claims bonus if you can too.
A few thousand miles experience in a 'car that doesn't matter', along with no claim discount on your insurance will both be invaluable for your future driving dreams.