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always-there 11-10-2012 12:12 PM

Modded vs exotic
 
Let's say you had the money, would you rather spend it on a let's say, a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche or mod an ordinary car to surpass that performance of a supercar? Personally, I like to surprise.

davidwarren 11-10-2012 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14888367)
Let's say you had the money, would you rather spend it on a let's say, a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche or mod an ordinary car to surpass that performance of a supercar? Personally, I like to surprise.

I'd take the stock car.

EverydayGetaway 11-10-2012 12:41 PM

458 Itialia or GTFO.

luc 11-10-2012 12:48 PM

A modded car is so much cooler. You know that the guy driving the modded car knows everything about it while the guy driving an exotic only knows how much it costs. At a car show id scope both cars but id be more interested in some obscure modded stupidly powerful car than say, an aventador

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ImSoFreaknWhite 11-10-2012 01:05 PM

Id rather have the Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, etc. Because it doesnt matter how fast it is, at the end of the day its still a honda, Acura, ford or whatever

trj 11-10-2012 02:06 PM

An Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Ferrari F40 or a supercharged jaguar XKR any day than an more expensive modded car.

No modded car is out of the factory super car. No sense in spending in modifying some run off the mill car to that potential when you can spend the same amount and get a car that is made for the very same specific purpose(luxury/status comes as a bonus).

If I were to spend a 150 grand on car that I am going to drive, then it better be a super car and not a modified honda.

Imagine you are a millionaire and you pull up in a super expensive modified honda in a 5 star hotel for a meeting. The valet wont even the open the door for you. Its good if you want to save some money on the tips, but I'd rather not be a millionaire and be seen in a modified run off the mill car.

xixixi 11-10-2012 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by trj (Post 14888495)
An Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Ferrari F40 or a supercharged jaguar XKR any day than an more expensive modded car.

No modded car is out of the factory super car. No sense in spending in modifying some run off the mill car to that potential when you can spend the same amount and get a car that is made for the very same specific purpose(luxury/status comes as a bonus).

If I were to spend a 150 grand on car that I am going to drive, then it better be a super car and not a modified honda.

Imagine you are a millionaire and you pull up in a super expensive modified honda in a 5 star hotel for a meeting. The valet wont even the open the door for you. Its good if you want to save some money on the tips, but I'd rather not be a millionaire and be seen in a modified run off the mill car.

Duche Bag status, what cause your rich you should drive what your friends at the local country club drive. Pathetic, disgusting, and what is wrong with this place. You don't judge a man by what he drives, you judge a man by what he does. /thread Get what you like, I personally choose to build my own cars. When my sh!t breaks, I throw my sack over my shoulder and move on. No lawyers, no bullsh!t, no finger pointing, no forum wars. Just good ol wrench turning. :evil:

tock172 11-10-2012 02:25 PM

Porsche /thread.

aahmed2016 11-10-2012 02:47 PM

FTS. I would get something like a M3 CSL. It's rare, some people don't even know that it exists! But yeah, I would go for either a CSL or a 335Ci, and drop the money into it with like 3 turbos, 2 CAI's 6 Exhaust pipes, and nitrous for its regular fuel.
On a more serious note, I would do something like get a newer model M3, but still e46, and then mod the living **** out of it. like go to raceways against ferrari's and sheet, and annihilate them.

WDE46 11-10-2012 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by xixixi (Post 14888511)
Duche Bag status, what cause your rich you should drive what your friends at the local country club drive. Pathetic, disgusting, and what is wrong with this place. You don't judge a man by what he drives, you judge a man by what he does. /thread Get what you like, I personally choose to build my own cars. When my sh!t breaks, I throw my sack over my shoulder and move on. No lawyers, no bullsh!t, no finger pointing, no forum wars. Just good ol wrench turning. :evil:

That's not douche status, that's him telling the truth. You would get laughed at in some modded cars. If you're a multi-millionaire then you aren't going to mod shitty cars anyway. You'll mod a car thats already nice. For instance, you'll take a Porsche 911 Turbo and turn it into a proper race car or something. That is high class.

I would take a stock expensive car if I had to choose, though. Mostly because they will be better for longer than a modded car. Cars that are modded to extremes don't last very long because their chassis get taken too far. Also, just because someone drives an expensive car doesn't mean they don't know anything about it. Sure, some don't, but I bet many of them know more than you do. I for one wouldn't spend that much money on something without knowing everything about it.

xixixi 11-10-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by WDE46 (Post 14888594)
That's not douche status, that's him telling the truth. You would get laughed at in some modded cars. If you're a multi-millionaire then you aren't going to mod shitty cars anyway. You'll mod a car thats already nice. For instance, you'll take a Porsche 911 Turbo and turn it into a proper race car or something. That is high class.

I would take a stock expensive car if I had to choose, though. Mostly because they will be better for longer than a modded car. Cars that are modded to extremes don't last very long because their chassis get taken too far. Also, just because someone drives an expensive car doesn't mean they don't know anything about it. Sure, some don't, but I bet many of them know more than you do. I for one wouldn't spend that much money on something without knowing everything about it.

When you stop caring about who is laughing at you, get back to me. That is duche bag status. Eye of the beholder man, sh!t in your eyes could be a diamond in mine. Like the girl you hold on your arm, not everyone is going to want to fvck her. You don't think millionaires spend money on 40yr old cars? Datsuns.. etc? You speak of class? You have shown none, maybe it will come with the car you buy? :thumbup:

always-there 11-10-2012 03:19 PM

Look at Jay Leno and his 1000+rwhp Oldsmobile.

trj 11-10-2012 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by xixixi (Post 14888511)
Duche Bag status, what cause your rich you should drive what your friends at the local country club drive. Pathetic, disgusting, and what is wrong with this place. You don't judge a man by what he drives, you judge a man by what he does. /thread Get what you like, I personally choose to build my own cars. When my sh!t breaks, I throw my sack over my shoulder and move on. No lawyers, no bullsh!t, no finger pointing, no forum wars. Just good ol wrench turning. :evil:

Really? What makes you think I am a douche bag for not liking to mod a car and willing to drive/own 3 very specific cars? I dont remember just saying I will drive a ferrari, a jaguar, or aston martin. I put in very specific models there. What makes you think that I would like to drive what fellow people in a country club drive? What makes you even think I am a member or will be joining a country club?

According to you, everyone who goes to a meeting in an expensive car is a douche bag?
Infact, you made one out of yourself for judging me on what I would like to drive. Your own post is in bold there.

I proudly drive my 325 and work on my 1968 vw beetle to keep it stock, and have(had) my mazda for my daily driving needs. Have owned a stock honda, owned a modified eclipse(bought modified which got me into hating the modified cars) and driven a lot of modified and non modified motor-cycles.
I never modified the 1968 beetle, it still has everything original including the engine, the little 3 speed gear box, even the wheels. If I were in a modifying scene I'd have put some powerful engine and a mohawk on the roof, with crazy paint scheme.

Not trying to rain on your parade and pride of working on your car but What I am saying is, if you are a CEO of a big company and drive a modified honda, what kind of impression are you making on your employees? 5% of your employees might think that you are a practical person and respect you for abilities and will/passion to work on your car, the remaining 95% will not even know you are the CEO if you drive your modified honda your office parking lot.

Also, once you are at the position where you are spending 150k on a car, you will not to turn wrenches in your car(whether you like it or not). May be you have a private garage with a 1967 shelby GT that you like the most and tinker on it for fun. But no way in hell are you going to fix your own car when you are going to spend that kind of money to buy it.

Hell, even if I were to spend 50k on a new car and it breaks down I will send it to the dealership for the repairs under warranty than to tinker on it myself.
And if I can afford 150k car then I can definitely afford to send it for repairs/maintenance. In that position, my time is more valuable than trying to waste my time on modifying/fixing the car.

Even now, if I could afford to send the car for the repairs to an indy, I would rather send it than DIY to save money.
A full time student with a full time job cant afford to send the car for repairs in the dealership, but a CEO can buy the car he wants. And his time is much more important/valueable to tinker or do modifications on his car. Even he does modify his cars, he will pay someone to do it. Get the point here?

I am just against spending money on modifying the cars that came from the factory for a different purpose. Rather spend money on the car that comes out of the factory for the supercar purpose.


Just taking an example of civic as it is one of the most sold cars.
Civic is a small car made for driving in the city and get groceries. I would not turbo a civic and make it into a race car and drive it to work. It defeats its purpose of being recognized as a normal city car. Same goes with a ferrari, I would not take ferrari to get the groceries just because I have one. A modified civic will never be a ferrari and a ferrari will never be a civic. Doesnt matter even if someone puts a jet engine in the civic, it will still be a civic. Jet engines have their place and so does the 4 cyl v-tec, they should never be cross bred.

Be real and mature. Try not to attack someone personally on what he/she wants to drive. It goes against your theories in your own post where you say do not judge the person by what he drives.
If that were the case then all BMW drivers are cocks(but now taken over by audi drivers, top gear), so we all are.
/thread

Wes 11-10-2012 03:33 PM

i would buy a supra and overnight some parts from japan

jonel1225 11-10-2012 03:34 PM

My friends dad owns a 458, dbs, 911, gt500, a 64 mustang, and an 84 mustang svo. He babies the two classics and destroys the super cars...it honestly is in the eye of the beholder what's more important to them

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eee4666 11-10-2012 03:40 PM

GT3RS. Keep your toys.

v8 5 11-10-2012 03:42 PM

I would get a 325 and put a 2jz in it bro


it's the 2jz

jwm5 11-10-2012 04:02 PM

If I had a blank check and wanted to fill a garage, I would go mostly modified cars, but I am not talking Honda here. I would get older BMW's a 3.0 CS and modify to the hilt, old old school BMW like a 327 coupe with modern running gear drive train etc, I would love to do an M1 Pro Car look alike with contemporary running gear, suspension new M3 V8 etc... which is kind of a super car, but I think the original question was contemporary super cars...

To me a run of the mill Ferrari/Porsche/Lambo whatever is nice and all dont get me wrong but if you have the money I would prefer creating something unique as opposed to something anyone can walk into a dealership and buy.

sea6speed 11-10-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by luc (Post 14888410)
A modded car is so much cooler. You know that the guy driving the modded car knows everything about it while the guy driving an exotic only knows how much it costs.

If the guy driving the modded car knew anything about engineering he'd probably understand that retrofitting a substandard chassis is rarely as good as designing a purpose built machine from the ground up.

Lets not forget that mod money is completely pissed away. A garage full of exotic collector cars is going to hold value better than a bunch of stock cars hacked apart and modified.

steve.k 11-10-2012 04:28 PM

Personally if I had the money I'd have to have both. F430, S65, and a 200SX drift pig lol.


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