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02-12-2015 12:26 PM
felixthecat Do a resto mod on a older vehicle= make it more functional w/ performance/mileage,,,,,
01-26-2015 10:05 AM
ErinP I once pulled a center console out of a Neon to go in my Metro (it didn't have ANYTHING), and that's the extent of my "mods"...
By and large, modding seems to be something done by young guys in the 16-28 range. They don't have much to spend their money on yet, so their car is the choice. Once the wife and kids come along it's a different set of priorities for most.
Out and out car guys will keep this type of hobby, but then they don't tend to be the types to mod a Focus.

I'm over a decade past this age range and I've never been a guy, so I've always thought it was kind of silly...

PS: not only will you never make back what you put in but they can also limit your resale. If you can find someone who wants exactly what you've done, you're fine. But to the average used car buyer, it'll be a detraction.
01-26-2015 08:11 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Just Tom View Post
Long story short...Ford is buying my 2013 back. I began having severe problems with the DCT which they never could resolve. Took it to three different dealers about 8 times and the problems persisted. Ford offered to buy it back, so I figured that I'd be better off with a 2015 model (more updates) and less problems....hopefully. Only time will tell, right?
Oh, that makes sense then^^^^^^^
01-26-2015 07:05 AM
Just Tom Long story short...Ford is buying my 2013 back. I began having severe problems with the DCT which they never could resolve. Took it to three different dealers about 8 times and the problems persisted. Ford offered to buy it back, so I figured that I'd be better off with a 2015 model (more updates) and less problems....hopefully. Only time will tell, right?
01-25-2015 11:21 PM
felixthecat Say Tom, Whats wrong w/ the '13 model that you have vs getting a '15?
01-25-2015 10:10 PM
Just Tom
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
I've seen that so many times^^^^^ppl w/ $5000.- $10.000 worth of wheels, etc on their donks living in ghetto apt.
Yeah...that's what I was thinking, but I was trying not to offend anyone because I'm sure there are Focus owners on this site who have no savings, live in apartments, have no savings or investments to speak of, but they have a pimped out Focus which is their single largest asset and it's where all their paychecks go to. I know people like that and while I appreciate their enthusiasm for all things automotive, I have different priorities than pimping out my daily driver. If I had a classic Porsche in the garage or old muscle car that was a labor of love, that would be different. But then again, I already own a home, have savings and investments and retirement plan. So it wouldn't be so bad if I chose to modify my car because the other priorities in life are taken care of. When my 2015 arrives, I'll just tint my windows, add an air freshener and call it a day. I'm just boring I guess.
01-25-2015 05:18 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by Just Tom View Post
Frankly I used to be in the car modding camp. As I get older, I find that my disposable income allows me to afford more of what I want so modding becomes less necessary or desirable. When you think of it in these terms, using your example, do I really want to blow $15k on modifying a Ford Focus? Answer= HELL NO. I can find more useful things to spend $15k on and modding out a Focus is not on that list. In the end you're still going to have a Focus. If I were restoring a classic or collectible car....sure. That might make sense, because at least I have a chance of getting my money back out of it.

In my opinion and it's only my opinion...so take it for what it's worth, but for those people who don't own a home or have a savings, investments or a retirement plan, they would be far better off spending their $15k on those types of things than on a depreciating economy car where they have no chance of ever getting their money back. People choose to spend their money however they want, it's theirs to do with as they wish, but I'm amazed at how many people dump a ton of cash in to their cars, but don't have money for the more important things in life. Okay....off my soapbox now.
I've seen that so many times^^^^^ppl w/ $5000.- $10.000 worth of wheels, etc on their donks living in ghetto apt.
01-25-2015 03:15 PM
Just Tom
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Originally Posted by S2 View Post
So what do you think? Personally unless you spend $15,000 on the car, go insane with performance I feel it's not worth it. Sure you get the 'fun' from it for a while but it does fade out and in the end, your getting 'pennies' for what you actually spent on the car. Not to mention all the problems that come up (example FI applications) among other things including legality issues, tickets, BS like that....

So my question is, in your opinion do you feel 'car modding' is a good thing (worth it) or a bad thing (not worth it)?
Frankly I used to be in the car modding camp. As I get older, I find that my disposable income allows me to afford more of what I want so modding becomes less necessary or desirable. When you think of it in these terms, using your example, do I really want to blow $15k on modifying a Ford Focus? Answer= HELL NO. I can find more useful things to spend $15k on and modding out a Focus is not on that list. In the end you're still going to have a Focus. If I were restoring a classic or collectible car....sure. That might make sense, because at least I have a chance of getting my money back out of it.

In my opinion and it's only my opinion...so take it for what it's worth, but for those people who don't own a home or have a savings, investments or a retirement plan, they would be far better off spending their $15k on those types of things than on a depreciating economy car where they have no chance of ever getting their money back. People choose to spend their money however they want, it's theirs to do with as they wish, but I'm amazed at how many people dump a ton of cash in to their cars, but don't have money for the more important things in life. Okay....off my soapbox now.
01-08-2015 01:14 AM
felixthecat
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GT3, did someone say GT3. Well here is latest photo of the 2015 GT3 minus it's camo...

There you go= no mods needed.....
01-07-2015 04:53 PM
fbccars924 Ok, I'm still figuring it all out.


Edit: after reading more into it I think Street Modified is where it'll be being that the only mods to it would be the 3.3 swap and energy bushings.
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