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Michael Beaver
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These modified cars do nothing but reveal the owners lack of understanding with regards to the physics required to make an effective automobile.

However, what really bothers me more than silly little neon lights is peoples' ignorance of what it required to drive a car at all, never mind quickly. Unless you have partaken in some sort of mechanical sport for several years you will not have developed the ability to fully control a motor vehicle. Road cars can be driven really badly without the driver losing control due to their design. This becomes obvious when you see these boy racers attempting to drive race cars with the inevitable first corner spin.

Unfortunately, its not just the obvious Vauxhall Nova brigade that are ignorant to their lack of driving ability. Its almost everybody. And the reason why every car journey doesn't result in an accident is because road cars have this inherent ability to control themselves. This is lost when the 'boy racer' starts changing their suspension setup which is when modified cars become dangerous.

What your father really wont like to hear is that he too, even with many years of road car driving experience, will be as useful as a 17yr learner when he comes to a patch of spilt diesel on a wet roundabout. Controlling a car is not something you can learn with day-to-day driving on the road and so driving quickly is a very bad thing to do.

But ofcourse you wouldn't speed now would you?
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(Original post by Dam)
Yes! Please see novas thread. Modified cars are crap and that includes pointless neon lights. Why do people who drive crap cars insist on drawing attention to them?
I couldn't agree more. As a great man once said 'A shined up piece of s**t is still a piece of s**t!
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(Original post by wiffmaster)
I couldn't agree more. As a great man once said 'A shined up piece of s**t is still a piece of s**t!
hehe I do like that. Who did say that anyway? Any ideas?
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Or performance modifications. They think the F1 size spolier helps their down-force with going round the round-abouts.
No, it won't, as the vast majority of these crap modded cars are front wheel drive (the wrong wheels), and a spoiler creates downforce at only the back, with the wheels which aren't being driven. So the front end of the car becomes 'lighter', which impairs steering and the back end increases weight, also impairing performance. Spoilers only work on rear wheel drive cars, on a front wheel drive, they not only hinder performance, but are also dangerous......yeah.....great modification.
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i have neons *inside* my car but not outside.

(btw on a new black renault clio 1.4 16v)
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i have neons *inside* my car but not outside.

(btw on a new black renault clio 1.4 16v)
You also have too much money...new car!! who can afford a brand new car?
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I think that modifying a car is not a pointless exercise. Providing it is done correctly. I'm not talking about add on parts like spoilers and splitters. I'm talking changing brakes, suspension and engine components. I drive a Vauxhall Nova, a car that is notorious for being associated with boy racers. However this car, with the correct modifications can be quick. My GTE managed 7.6 sec 0-60 at TRAX at Silverstone. Not bad considering it is a 1.6. Please feel free to make slanderous comments about me and my car, but remember some Novas swallow the Calibra 2l 16v Turbo lump. (lots of wheelspin and torque thru the front wheels, but with a weight of just 800kgs and over 200bhp = 250bhp per tonne, thats more than the new Focus RS..............
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There's two groups: modders and maxxers. Modders actually improve the car's performance like you suggested you have done to your Nova. Maxxers buy body kits from Halfords and stick sub-woofers in their boot which make their car go slower.
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Whenever I see a modified car, I just laugh at the (usuaully) Loser who is driving it. Thinking he is something special as he has an exhaust that sounds like a tractor.
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