Preferences when buying a new car


Which would you perfer when buying a new car?


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DOSvtec

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Me and a few friends were discussing what our preferences are when buying a new car so I thought I'd ask the members on here aswell. We we talking about Hondas, evos, m3 etc modified exterior can be carbon parts etc modified engine can be cams, intake etc

Our results were 50/50 as some lads would rather buy standard so they know what's done to the car, others would rather buy modified to keep costs down of building it them selves.
 


nicole_

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I prefer them as standard as possible. I hate fixing other people bodges and knowing everything that's been done to them has been done possibly.
To me it devalues the cars slightly when they've been messed with
 


muiris

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Definitely standard. Although some mild exhaust/intake is a bonus.I wouldn't touch any painted, modified engine cars.
 


zPandamoniumZz

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GD3 Fit and EK3 Civic
Modified exterior with standard engine.

I don't mind some aero parts, but definitely want the engine stock. I don't trust other people's workmanship, plus its the part that makes the car go. If the exterior was slightly bad, it can easily be fixed. If it was the engine, I'd have to rip it out and tear it down.
 


fljoshua129

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Standard. Although these days I can't afford to be buying mint oem cars and fitting shiny new parts to them. So I just buy whatever looks good and hope it doesn't fall to bits too quickly :nerv:
 


R1PPU

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Unless you know the history of the car, standard is the way to go imo.

I bought my car with a few bits on it, but it was owned by my brothers best mate for 5 years and I even helped fit some of the bits to it before I bought it haha.
 


Kipper

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When looking through the auctions in Japan for my DC2. Coilovers, Nice aftermarket wheels & exhaust equipped car's were above a totally stock example on my list. If I bought the car stock I would have had to do these mods myself which would add near 3k on top of the car, Although saying that I think buying a car from Japan is a bit different than a lot of the bob jobs carried out in the UK with inferior parts...

Buying from the UK I wouldn't buy a 'tuned' engined car without knowing it's history & owner so stock in that case for me. Some Mugen, Spoon, C-west J's aero wouldn't bother me either :p.
 



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