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Old 10th January 2006, 18:47   #1
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Lifestyle and money.
Do they buy each other?
Money definitely does buy lifestyle, but if lifestyle could buy money and its worth as well, we’d definitely switch from involuntarily feeling frugal to feeling visibly fashionable.
The vehicle you own, as said, is a description of your personality or can become your mood elevator.
If you are a speed and style enthusiast, here are some tips you might want to read about.
When you are deciding to pick up a high end - head turning vehicle, begin with the regular stock option and crosscut with customization. These one-offs surely turn out to be better on looks, lateral acceleration, normally called road holding and definitely the getaway; and if you are a dragster by profession or at heart this is where you should be headed.
Now, if we were to compare a stock vehicle with a customized one, there are more than a thousand examples to say that a customized vehicle, if tuned right shows better performance than any expensive vehicle. A customized Toyota Supra when compared to the more expensive Ferrari 360 Modena turns out to be punchier and the exhilarating acceleration is insanely beyond “SCARY”.I have personally driven different cars ranging from 800cc to the top of the line Mercedes – Benz and a couple of customised cars too. (Maruti 800,Customised Maruti Esteem,Customised Baleno 110bhp,Customised Ford Ikon,Toyota MR2,Mercedes Benz E220,Mercedes-Benz C180,Mercedes-Benz Smart,) But when it comes to customized cars, the experience is completely different. These one off cars are your daily drivable cars and when noticed by some one who owns a high spec car, look very distinctive and almost enticing. And when you shoot off with a dab on the accelerator it definitely is the neighbor’s envy and the owner’s pride. For hard core car enthusiasts world wide these cars make a lot of difference. We have lately seen the craze for these mean machines growing in India. Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore have seen the dawn of these custom built cars. Neville Poonawala’s Ford Mustang, which at one point of time started its life as a stock car and later got to be known amongst the fast cars as a fastest car which could beat even a Ferrari 360 Modena is our in-house example.

Since the engine is re-worked upon along with the aerodynamics and synchronizing the two ain’t easy, a customized car may not always be perfect and might fail to deliver the desired satisfaction. Therefore, one needs to carefully identify the right assistance that can not only burn the cerebral rubber but can also be skillful. Including the major tweaks to the engine, pricing and specifications can vary from a normal torque increase to a complete state of the art look. Depends which one you are looking at to payback your money’s worth.
Starting from smoking tires to a sweet concert echoing exhaust, from fire jetting exhaust, to purge kits ... its pure speed and style salvation. And if you are keen on being the mean moneyed guru, the last thing you should be questioning is fuel efficiency. For the record… it is acceptable.
So the next time you are deciding how to make that first celebrity impression at the big bash, you might want to change that gear altogether and swish past in your new improved sonic boom.
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