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View Poll Results: Is 'Car Modding' Worth It?
Yes (Worth it)..... 1,476 82.23%
No (Not Worth it)..... 319 17.77%
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:24 PM   #51
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I think it depends a lot on your mood/frame of mind. And also, as mentioned, which aspect of "worth it" you're operating off of at the time!
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:35 PM   #52
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Well, I voted yes, its worth it.

But as long as you keep your priorities in order, I have to hold everything off until the end of Jan.

I'll be 28 and still going at it.....in the meantime, I am doing maintenance, keeping it clean and doing small things here and there, its just a hobby. Don't let it overtake planning for the future though, if I thought the was I do know when I was 21, man.....I would be in really comfortable situation right now.
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:43 PM   #53
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I posted Yes because you said Car Modding, if you had said Focus Modding, the answer would be No. I think if you're modding a car worthy of the money then yea, go for it...as for the focus, i've spent almost 2 grand on stuff and the car is a "little" quicker, but thats it, with 2 grand, a better engine and platform, you could be a lot faster. Ever since i drove a modded 5.0 mustang, spending money on the focus just doesn't seem worth it...the potential of light weight cars with bigger motors in them out weighs that of the light car with a small motor. There are more cars out there to compare to than the mustang but you get the idea...
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:12 PM   #54
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I prefer them factory tuned or modded, lol! Back when the SVTF was still on the market that was something I heard alot as a reason to not buy one, because owners would rather do the mods themselves.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:39 PM   #55
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I vote yes, but my answer is really yes and no.

I don't have any comments to support my answers because everyone before me (and possibly after me) have said all the reasons, so there's no need of reiterating them (except for one... I just don't have the money).
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:56 PM   #56
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Lets not forget that there will always be "Ricers" out there, and its up to us to show them that Japan doesn't own the tuner market. As long as were out there smokin' civics and turning heads... it's worth it.

I may grow out of it someday. I'll be 30 next year but I'll still be puttin' money in my car. And when my twins are old enough to drive I'll pass the hobby on to them. I'll have racing stories to tell, and mechanical experience to teach then. It's worth it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:13 PM   #57
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Well, I kind of look at it as a hobby too. I like working on my car and learning about how everything works.
I've been doing the bolt on's and yes, they go give a little power that can be felt but I want something that I and anybody who gets into my car can REALLY feel.

I mean, I started to use that car maintenance program Lil Pzev posted and it lets you insert the cost.
I added up my mods and man, was I surprised what I have already spent and this didn't include oil changes of $25(Synthetic). It adds up over time.

That's why 2 years ago, I set a goal and set money aside to get a SC.
I almost bought an SVT header/Cat/flex, cams and ported head and some other stuff but I knew those wouldn't give me the power and feel of a good SC.
Plus, I'm not in to the car idle loping unless it's a V8.
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #58
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I really haven't done much to mine, (tint, debaged), but I have a few ideas that I want to do to mine. I say that if you want to give your car a little bit of your personality, then it is definately worth it to mod.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:36 PM   #59
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I said yes because like everyone else said its a hobby, and it also makes me feel good to know that i can do what i do to my car, i do everything myself.
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:29 PM   #60
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it's really mostly age- based. i'm 28 and my focus is staying stock. i'm even de-modding my newly-acquired 88 mustang GT. i prefer stock.
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