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Started by michaeld, 18 May 2006, 11:17 PM
Quote from: michaeld on 19 May 2006, 11:51 PMFrom my understanding of the article (and there are a hosts of other articles dealing with this trend as well), these are young people who COULD buy a new car, but are choosing instead to buy old cruisers and fix them up. These "kids" are putting $5000 in wheels and tires, and state of the art custom sound systems in these cars (not to mention the paint jobs, and the cost of adapting the chassis for wheels/tires much larger than OEM).
Quote from: Mforcer on 30 May 2006, 11:54 PMI still shake my head with wonder why people buy a cheap new car and spend a high portion of their car on it appearance rather than buying a more expensive car without the appearance add-ons but with better overall performance etc. There is one thing to safely say about using an older car to 'pimp' which is they were built to last unlike many of the newer cheaper cars available today.
QuoteWe have degenerated to a point where we (as consumers) are more fixated by the "style" of a product than by its "substance." That's why carmakers are spending a larger and larger percentage of their budgets "packaging" and "marketing" cars and less and less on the cars themeselves.
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