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Old 10-29-2010, 01:05 AM   #381
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Originally Posted by HaveBlue83 View Post
if u learn things that u can use later in life it is WORTH IT even if it costs money.

last time i went to a Mechaninc for a car issue??? PSSSSSHAHAHAHAHAHA like 2005 when i was under warranty. DIY FTW.
lol for sure, iv noticed the more time and money i spend on the cars the more garage space i need!!

modding is totally necessary! its what sets us all apart, i like my car to not be like everyone elses! even if its just something small it sets me apart! plus i love the looks i get from people driving their stock foci!
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:03 PM   #382
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For most of us a car is a compromise. Ford motor company isn't going to sell a focus RS 500 for $20.000. So you pay your $1600.00-$20.000 on your new Foci ST-SVT, or what ever. And add your motor parts,suspension,brakes,torsen or what ever to upgrade it to suit you. Lets all keep America going, and the jobs over here, where they belong in the 1st place. Buy American!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:41 PM   #383
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Think of the cost as 'tuition' as it is with any hobby where there is a learning experience. As long as you have curiosity and a working mind, and keep the experiments within reason, the learning is woth the cost.

This could be true for a lot of things, electronics and speaker building, carpentry, music, computers. If you can use what you learned in the future then go for it. Learning to work on cars (computers, furniture, house, etc.) also pays benefits when you can do a repair cheaper than hiring someone.

However, if you do something stupid, spend too much money, build a car that isn't roadworthy, blow something up, crash the car, drive stupid and lose your licence, then obviously you haven't learned and spent your money unwisely.

I spend time on every car modding the suspension to make the car balanced and stick in normal driving. Same thing for brake upgrades and everything stays in top shape. is it worth it to me ?? Probably...
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #384
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Its all about what you like to do. So if your a car enthusiast and you like to mod, then its obviously worth it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #385
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I think anything you do that makes you happy is worth it, you only live once. I think.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #386
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I like to add my own thing to it, make it have my own personal taste.

There are alot of other dumb things you can dump alot of money in, smoking, drinking yada yada i prefer spending it on my car.

Not sure if this has been said but it kinda helps you know more about your own car.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:35 PM   #387
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good point. as far as worth it as in get money out of it in the end, no. for the fun and enjoyment yes. its a hobby.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:58 AM   #388
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as an investment it is absolutely not worth it atleast for a focus. but as a hobby it its more than worth it and thats why we do it right its not for an investment its because its a hobby and we enjoy working on our own cars and modifying it to make it uniquely yours. only part i bought that i would consider an investment would be my 60mm TB as long as there are still spi itll be worth more than i paid for it lol
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:59 PM   #389
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expensive-assed hobby haha. not worth it IMO, but do what makes you happy right? I mean if your reasonable its fine, but if every paycheck is sunk into your car something isnt addin up. Boy is it addicting!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #390
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I read this on canibeat:
"We all have our reasons for why we love cars… and despite the fact that most of us at one point or another have had those who love us tell us we are crazy or we are throwing our money away we still LOVE them! We still spend countless hours and dollars working on them and when we aren’t working on them we are talking about them or we are online checking out or favorite forums and blogs for inspiration. For some it’s that adrenaline rush you get while pushing the limits of your car, for others its that satisfaction you get in starting with a vision and making it a reality, and I believe for MOST it’s the friendships you make a long the way. For without the help and support of our friends most of our cars wouldn’t be what they are today."
Totally worth it.
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