Originally Posted by G-Fez
I see what you're saying but;
a) there's was no cutting in my case. I needed a new hood and Mini shipped the wrong one and as a result, my base Cooper looked like a Cooper S from the front; and
b) we can't always rationalize what we do to our cars and it will always be a personal choice. For example my wife and several friends don't understand why I'd waste money on a Magnaflow exhaust to make the car "noisier" but I love it and lots of others on this forum have done their exhaust
Well, in your situation, you ended up with a hood with a hole in it so you worked with what you had. I get what you're saying about modding, and of course it's a personal choice - I've modded my own vehicle. But we all have to draw the line somewhere, right? I mean, if I painted polka-dots on my car with nail polish, I'd hope that people would tell me it was stupid. For me, taking a sawzall to your perfectly good hood to install non-functional vents is right up there. But what do I know? There's a guy running around here with green tint on his headlights and most people seem to think that's okay, too, so maybe I'm just in the Twilight Zone...