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i thought you said modifying a car was destroying it
Yep, take a perfectly decent modern car which still has a decent value, spunk a load of money on pointless tinsel and glitter, and end up with something worth less than it was to start with, that's totally dumb.
Depends if your primary directive is the car's resale value. I doubt I'll ever own a 'standard' car - much in the same way that I'd redecorate and change any house I live in, I'd want to alter any car I own to my own specification - rather than just accept what's out there.

All standard cars are compromises designed to appeal to as broad a cross section of the market as possible (which is understandable) but I don't want a car that has been 'averaged out' to give it mass appeal.

Sure you can comprehensively ruin a car by modifying it badly - but not everyone who modifies cars is a 'chav' or a 'boy racer'. You can also make a car look a load better (subjectively obviously), improve its performance and make how you want it.

And if you modify a car 'well' there's no reason for it to be worth less than the equivalent standard car.
i wouldnt bother arguing with him, the mans a [email protected]
 

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i thought you said modifying a car was destroying it
Yep, take a perfectly decent modern car which still has a decent value, spunk a load of money on pointless tinsel and glitter, and end up with something worth less than it was to start with, that's totally dumb.
Depends if your primary directive is the car's resale value. I doubt I'll ever own a 'standard' car - much in the same way that I'd redecorate and change any house I live in, I'd want to alter any car I own to my own specification - rather than just accept what's out there.

All standard cars are compromises designed to appeal to as broad a cross section of the market as possible (which is understandable) but I don't want a car that has been 'averaged out' to give it mass appeal.

Sure you can comprehensively ruin a car by modifying it badly - but not everyone who modifies cars is a 'chav' or a 'boy racer'. You can also make a car look a load better (subjectively obviously), improve its performance and make how you want it.

And if you modify a car 'well' there's no reason for it to be worth less than the equivalent standard car.
i wouldnt bother arguing with him, the mans a [email protected]
LOL @ Scotty B.O., I don't normally stoop so low as to start name calling, as it's invariably symptomatic of limited intelligence, but as you started it I'm happy to respond, as my opinion of you is much the same as yours is of mine:)

Firstly, if I had a personal hygiene problem I wouldn't feel the need to advertise the fact in my userid, but that's your call so fair play to you for being so honest.

Secondly, modified cars. When people see you in your unique, tastefully yet subtly modified car, how do you think they react?

A - Wow, that's a unique, tastefully yet subtly modified car, there's a guy who has impeccable taste, how could Ford, with their tens of millions of pounds development budget, get it so hopelessly wrong, when this guy, with nothing more than a garden shed, a giro cheque and a bunch of tools from Halfords, could create such an automotive masterpiece? And I bet he's a bit of a driving god to boot.

do you think that, smelly? or do you think this is more likely:

B - HA HA HA, there goes a sad bell end in a bazzed up Escort.

I'll give you a clue, it's not A.

How much money have you poured into that heap? And how much time? And what's it worth now? £100? £150? How much extra does your insurance cost with all those barrifications (you did remember to tell the insurance company about them didn't you :nana: ). How does it get you from A to B any better than it did before you started chucking money at it?

I'm sure you know best and I'm a [email protected] - maybe one day you'll grow up and realise I was right all along :lol:
 

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At the end of the day, no matter what car you have, what you do to it, what other people think of it, The car is yours, and unless you're jeremy kyle fodder (i.e. workshy), you'll have "spunked" your own cash all over it.

At least with a ford, its half decent to start with, and unless you are in need of a full scale lobotomy, you can't make it worse...

If all else fails, you could always get one of these bad boys... (pmfsl)
 

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Secondly, modified cars. When people see you in your unique, tastefully yet subtly modified car, how do you think they react?

A - Wow, that's a unique, tastefully yet subtly modified car, there's a guy who has impeccable taste, how could Ford, with their tens of millions of pounds development budget, get it so hopelessly wrong, when this guy, with nothing more than a garden shed, a giro cheque and a bunch of tools from Halfords, could create such an automotive masterpiece? And I bet he's a bit of a driving god to boot.

B - HA HA HA, there goes a sad bell end in a bazzed up Escort.
The majority of the people won't even notice. A car is a 'tin on wheels' to most individuals. The people that are interested in cars will either like, or not like the modifications you've chosen. It's that simple, and not really a big deal.

It's probably not your intention, but you come across a really quite unpleasant person.
 
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