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Old 22nd January 2018, 08:21   #3901
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Why would some one spend 50-100 k on doing up a lower end car when they could buy a class higher for that money (two classes, if bought used) and actually enjoy the performance that they pretend they have?
I understand personalizing the car. But this goes beyond mere personalizing. I too spend an average of about 1.5 -2 l on upgrades after I buy a car - leather interior, audio upgrades and vee-kool when it was legal, are must haves in all my cars. I used to spend on webasto subroofs too until they became too expensive. So it is not a matter of why are they spending money. I am just asking why spend big money on something that does nothing for the car's performance or comfort?

May be i am just middle aged? ;-)

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Old 22nd January 2018, 08:54   #3902
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Why would some one spend 50-100 k on doing up a lower end car when they could buy a class higher for that money
It's possible they bought the best car they could given their budget, and then after a few months / years when they had some more cash to spend they gave it a little upgrade.
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Why would some one spend 50-100 k on doing up a lower end car when they could buy a class higher for that money (two classes, if bought used) and actually enjoy the performance that they pretend they have?

I understand personalizing the car. But this goes beyond mere personalizing. I too spend an average of about 1.5 -2 l on upgrades after I buy a car - leather interior, audio upgrades and vee-kool when it was legal, are must haves in all my cars. I used to spend on webasto subroofs too until they became too expensive. So it is not a matter of why are they spending money. I am just asking why spend big money on something that does nothing for the car's performance or comfort?

May be i am just middle aged? ;-)

I guess it depends on which age group you are in. My first car was a used Alto bought after working for 1.5 years. I spent 1.7L on the car and 70k on accessories
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Old 22nd January 2018, 12:31   #3904
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It's possible they bought the best car they could given their budget, and then after a few months / years when they had some more cash to spend they gave it a little upgrade.
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I guess it depends on which age group you are in. My first car was a used Alto bought after working for 1.5 years. I spent 1.7L on the car and 70k on accessories
Dont know if either post invalidates my argument.

Think of it this way: you have a budget for which you have a car. Later, you find more money that you can spend on the car. At that point, would you spend the money on accessories that improve your user experience or on purely cosmetic changes? If the money is tight as both Rehaan & Foxbat say, then does it not make more sense to spend it on something useful?

Again, I agree it could be because I am 51 years old but I dont consider myself of a particularly utilitarian mindset.

Just trying to understand what drives this kind of change here; not being judgemental at all. I do like how the Eon looks but cant get rid of the feeling that the 30k is better spent on, say, new tyres.

Generation gap, I guess.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 13:26   #3905
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Think of it this way: you have a budget for which you have a car. Later, you find more money that you can spend on the car. At that point, would you spend the money on accessories that improve your user experience or on purely cosmetic changes? If the money is tight as both Rehaan & Foxbat say, then does it not make more sense to spend it on something useful?

Just trying to understand what drives this kind of change here; not being judgemental at all. I do like how the Eon looks but cant get rid of the feeling that the 30k is better spent on, say, new tyres.

Generation gap, I guess.
It's more about being unique, not a part of the crowd. If the person used that money to buy a Grand i10 instead, no one would have noticed it and definitely not clicked a snap and posted it here. Everyone will give a second look.

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Dont know if either post invalidates my argument.

Think of it this way: you have a budget for which you have a car. Later, you find more money that you can spend on the car. At that point, would you spend the money on accessories that improve your user experience or on purely cosmetic changes? If the money is tight as both Rehaan & Foxbat say, then does it not make more sense to spend it on something useful?
I had the exact same question in my mind when I saw the Eon and I agree with your thought (I am much younger to you). While investing on cosmetic enhancements could be criteria for certain owners (even I do very small changes), I feel, it shouldn't be beyond a point where a better car can be purchased instead. In this case, the buyer could have bought a much bigger/better equipped car if he/she invested the money in the right way.

If I buying a car A based on my budget 'X', then I shouldn't spend 'Y' amount on it IF ~'X+Y' can get me something which is better than A. These just my thoughts.

I have loved several modified cars from Kerala which have featured on this thread. But the above thoughts do come across too.
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Old 23rd January 2018, 17:51   #3907
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Re: PICS : Tastefully Modified Cars in India

bit OT,
in india the car is more an aspirational buy than a requirement buy. Hence the need for the car to display the image the owner wants to project about him/her self. Politicians, even those in the lowest rungs of the party, want to be seen in a white fortuner or white innova (because the new endeavour looks menacing, even thats in favour now)- Why ? for their requirement, a sedan would be more comfortable, at a much lesser price. Same reason why the facelift S-cross sells more than the original did (personally I find the facelift ghastly)
Tyres, NVH insulation etc are low in the priority list of the average indian car buyer, even safety. Looks and kmpl rule the bean counters.

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Mod Note: Let's stick to the topic guys - thanks!
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Found a slick little EON. I believe this is a neatly done wrap. My wife was the one who noticed the dual exhaust pipes (only one was working though)
Apologies for the bad quality rear view shot. I just didn't stop gawking on time to take a clearer near shot.

Place of spotting : Commercial Street, Bangalore.
Am I the only one who thinks that these mods don't really suit the car? While the wrap might look good, the skirts on the front bumper, those blacked out tail lamps and the spoiler really don't look good on the car. Would be more appropriate in the W&W thread IMO. But yes, I know that looks are subjective, so to each their own.

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I'm wondering why there is no mod on the Hexa from God's own country
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Spotted this incredibly modded Xenon. Dont have better pictures, sorry!
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Old 2nd February 2018, 08:08   #3912
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Spotted this the other day. Simple yet menacing. Absolutely loved the stance.

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Spotted this the other day. Simple yet menacing. Absolutely loved the stance.
He has completely blocked the airdam with his lightbar

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Old 2nd February 2018, 09:53   #3914
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Spotted this the other day. Simple yet menacing. Absolutely loved the stance.

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You have more pictures, if you have, then please do share.
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Spotted this the other day. Simple yet menacing. Absolutely loved the stance.

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You have more pictures, if you have, then please do share.
We spotted this few times in and around Cochin around this New Year, also there was one another similar looking Endeavour along with Raptor grille and pronounced bull body kit (skirt).
Both were cruel and daunting for sure.

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