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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 10-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #11
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Yes and no. When it comes to the performance, no. I just dont see the reason to spend all my money trying to make this car fast. The looks of my car is different. As of now I have drawn the line on it, but I think all the honks and comments I get on my car are worth every penny.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:06 PM   #12
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As a hobby, I think it's worth it. Turning a "normal" car into something special and doing the work your self has alot personal value.
However... it is definatly not practical!
If it's something that you love doing and you dont sacrafice the important things, do it!
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:22 PM   #13
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Money wise? No .. Is it worth the enjoyment I get from the car modded in the way that it is.YES!.. The car holds the whole family on long trips and still allows a spirited drive thanks to the brake and suspension upgrades. So, allowing me to drive my wagon the way I like to drive on curvy mountain roads was and is worth the price of the Mods!
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:27 PM   #14
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It's a good question ... personally I love modding my car, but after I crashed my previous ZX3 I started to think a little bit more what to mod and what to leave stock. In that car I had about 3-4k of audio gear invested and now I'm not sure it was worth it. I had a lot of fun with it and really enjoyed it, but I don't know if I will do it to my SVT ...

As many of you said, it's a great hobby and I will surely continue it - altough I will consider more carefully what to get and what not to get ;)
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:33 PM   #15
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If you plan on trading it in after a couple years,,then noits not worth it. I plan on keeping my svt until i reach my midlife crisis. So for me, every penny I drop into my car is worth it. I love the focus, especially mine.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:58 PM   #16
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i used to go crazy moding and i dont think its worth it. but like someone said before i dont like 15 in wheels that every other focus has or my monster truck suspension. so il change some stuff but i wont void the waranty on a brand new car. thats definately not worth it.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:06 PM   #17
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Voted no. Simply put I would rather purchase a vehicle that I consider ideal from the showroom floor. It's tough to afford decent mods when cars are not your only interest in life. Honestly I look at gains that people are posting after having added a good deal of parts and cash to the car and just roll my eyes sometimes. Dunno, I just like to maintain a nice balance of expendable cash flow amongst all of my interest.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:10 PM   #18
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i think its worth it to get it to your taste and stardards yes. depends what you used it for and what the problem is
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:23 PM   #19
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I think that you have to pay your monthly payments regardless, so you might as well spend some extra money and actually like your ride. You only live once, you can't take ANYthing with you, as long as you save more than you spend for old age, go for it.
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I would have votes yes if your going to be seriously into it. Putting on a couple things isn't enough when it comes to modding it seems, you always have to do more. It's a cash hound, if you got it, it's fun for sure.

I guess after spending what I have on my car and looking back at the fun I got out of it, I'd probably have had that much fun if I just bought a better car to begin with. With my plans of selling my car soon and getting nothing for the mods basically, I'm sorta writing off the few thousand I have spent on a good year or so of 'fun'..... $3000+ for one year of fun is a bit expensive, I could have went to Mexico for a month with that much money.
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