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View Poll Results: Is 'Car Modding' Worth It?
Yes (Worth it)..... 1,446 82.58%
No (Not Worth it)..... 305 17.42%
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:49 PM   #161
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I put on a Powerworks S/C and I think it was worth it. It raises the performance level a couple of notches, retains stock driveability, actually can increase gas mileage. The only thing it costs around $3500 after purchasing the kit and buying a few extra parts.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:38 PM   #162
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Car Modding is the only way to get a car you want......who says no!!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:02 PM   #163
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Worth it, just an expensive hobby and at the same time learn a lot!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #164
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I think it is worth it. It is my hobby. Every car/truck/bike that I own never stays stock.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:16 PM   #165
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I perform practical modding. If it's useful for what I need, I'll go for it (hence bug deflector, ventshades)

I do like a car that I know there's no match in my area, though :) So far, so good.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #166
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its just a hobbie for me, take to the track and have fun!
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:21 AM   #167
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I think modifying any car to make it personal/unique to you is worth it. Whether it's a few dollars or a few thousand. I'm not into heavy modifications myself, but I do plan on a few for my '07 ST. Since I got the SAP1 option w/car purchase and chopped the OEM antenna in half (free stubby ) I already have my exterior modifications done. I bought a K&N CAI and plan on purchasing a FRPP Borla 2.5" exhaust and FRPP lowering kit (1.5" drop) from Mike @ Hilbish Motors. With the tint I had installed the first week and the FOCUS engraved vinyl floor mats I bought, I find that is all the modifications I need to have my ST personalized to my liking. Less than $1500 and a bit of personal satisfaction makes the modifications I did and going to do worth it. Since I plan on keeping the car for at least 8 - 10 years (if the car last that long) I have no regrets with my decision(s). P.S. I have as of yet to see my car at ANY light here in Memphis. That has to account for something.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:26 AM   #168
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Car modding is a hobby(but can also be a business) and much like any other hobby people have, it's going to cost money. True, car modding costs a bit more, but look at the stuff you have to buy to satisfy your hobby. If you enjoy doing something, do it, and enjoy the satisfaction of what you did.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:43 PM   #169
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Car modding is a hobby that like many hobbies you will spend alot of dough to get it where you want and in many cases you will never get out of it what you have in it. Alot of folks get their car where they want it then they sell it. I have never understood this because they have so much time and money into the car and they sell it for a fraction of what they have put in the car. The downfall to modding is that your car becomes less enjoyable to drive. I have modded the crap out of the exterior of my mustang and I can barely drive the car over speed bumps and certain inclines. So I guess car modding keeps you occupied for a short time period, but in the end I am not sure its really worth it especially if you sell the car.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:20 PM   #170
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I think it worth it. Every car, truck that i have owned I have done somthing to it. It keeps me occupied. Its fun. Others beer money is my modding money.

That is the first thing I do even bofore I buy the car or truck look through cats. and the net just to see what I can do to it to make it my "own"

I bet I have at spent enough money moding all the cars and trucks I have owned, to have bought another car with all the money I could have saved.

Not alone have saved the First car I ever owned 90 ford escort wagon that I bought from my parents for $25 dollars yes $25.
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