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View Poll Results: Is 'Car Modding' Worth It?
Yes (Worth it)..... 1,457 82.50%
No (Not Worth it)..... 309 17.50%
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #121
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To me, its worth it. My goal isn't the fastest ride in town, or the flashiest, but a truly fun driving experience. I know the potential is there. I've always felt as though I've had to bleed on a car a little to make it mine, and the Focus has been christened. Sure I'm throwing some money away by modding, but look at just about anyone's spending habits and you'll see them throw some money away somewhere (gambling, shoes, ATV's, Jetskis, ect.). It may be slightly detrimental from a financial standpoint, but if it puts a grin on your face when you're running errands- totally worth it! When I'm working on installing a mod, I'm generally having a blast, and so is my son, who asks all kinds of car questions and hands me the wrenches. (He REALLY likes getting dirty w/ dad!)
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #122
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Coming from someone who's new to this whole thing, and doesn't have any major plans for the car. Yes it's totally worth it. Here's my reasoning...

For pretty much as long as I can remember I've been a computer geek. Just never had the good job, so I was always saving money for that new part for my computer.

Anyways... now that I have a good paying job, my computer is done, there is nothing else I can do to it... good thing, but I work 12 hour shifts, 3 1/2 days a week, so I don't really have time like I used to, to be on my computer.... real life has interfered.

For like... 2 months I was going insane with boredom. I was blowing money left and right on stupid stuff, anything I would find in the store that tickled me, I would buy.

So I started on my car... now I've found something that gives me something good to spend my money on... teaches me a new skill... and is productive.

The Focus is my dream car.. the first one I drove was in 03 and I loved it.... now I own a brand new one, and I plan on keeping the car for at least 10 years. At least through modding I will get the skills and know-how to keep my car in good shape over the years.

I'm also not putting any serious money into it... so far what I have on my wishlist totals up to about $3000. Little to no engine modification. I'm all about look and feel ;)

Definetly worth it to me.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:57 PM   #123
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I feel its worth it .. i just got my car and i want to start moddin it, where should i start?
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #124
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yes

i think it's worth it.
i have a cos CAI
and i have the H&R front swaybar, FS strut tower, and the 28.6 steeda com rear sway bar
this thing corners on rails now
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #125
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you never get what you put in, but damm its Fun to break necks from people lookin'!
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #126
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Car modding is worth it...
1. If you like the car being modified
2. Unless you go FI, a 4 cyl will always have an expensive "buck per bang"
3. Of course, if you like to whoop on Hondas

That's just my opinion ;)
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:19 AM   #127
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Good to make a car as you want it but you will never get back the money you spend on it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:48 AM   #128
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economically, for most it's not worth it.. to me it's very worth it. modding is fun, and the satisfaction you get from doing your own work is great. to me it's not about having the fastest, or coolest looking car on the road, but about having fun driving it.. besides, everyone needs a hobby..even an expensive one
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:58 AM   #129
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I wouldn't spend too much money on mods. I mean for the most part no matter how much you spend on mods, some lady in a Lexus or BMW can just step on the gas and speed past you.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:44 AM   #130
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Yes, could spend money on worse vices.
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