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post #5926 of 14996
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

M3's are the new Civic

Saddest thing I've read on this thread, sadly it is true.
post #5927 of 14996
Only in the us where cars are dirt cheap.
post #5928 of 14996
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


They have just shown a prototype M8, so the "M7" could be on it's way.
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this is from 2008
post #5929 of 14996
The M8 won't likely come out with the new i8 in development.
Plus do they really need a bigger car than the 760Li?
post #5930 of 14996
also, M8 sounds like "mate" which will undoubtedly spawn many clever internet puns.


although i8 sounds like "i ate" so maybe it's already too late
post #5931 of 14996
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

He's right, M3's are the new Civic

Every car but the Civic is the new Civic. Look at the 'tuning scene' now, there is nothing sacred anymore - Ferraris and Rolls Royces get vinyl wrapped and have shitty rims, this is why we can't have nice things.
post #5932 of 14996
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Every car but the Civic is the new Civic. Look at the 'tuning scene' now, there is nothing sacred anymore - Ferraris and Rolls Royces get vinyl wrapped and have shitty rims, this is why we can't have nice things.

Eh, at least you don't see those around all the time with idiot drivers trying to race a Camry or a Sienna.
post #5933 of 14996
I hate seeing nice cars riced out, shit wasn't like this here 10 years ago.
post #5934 of 14996
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

He's right, M3's are the new Civic

Every car but the Civic is the new Civic. Look at the 'tuning scene' now, there is nothing sacred anymore - Ferraris and Rolls Royces get vinyl wrapped and have shitty rims, this is why we can't have nice things.


Vintage cars?

 

post #5935 of 14996
There even some (not all, obviously, but a depressing number nonetheless) of vintage cars getting riced out. A riced-out new car is hard to look at, but a resto-mod done in bad taste is a crime...
post #5936 of 14996

Agree 100%

 

I guess I have seen some stuff like that too, and yeah, it is even worse when it's done to something classic.

 

I went to high school pretty near San Jose, CA, which was, according to many, the rice rocket capital of the US at the time (late 90s/early 00s). We used to go to the street races all the time. I don't have any photos but I have a bunch of old footage on mini DV tape somewhere that I should dig up at some point. There were a lot of really, really ridiculous looking cars. Most of the worst offenders were Hondas and Acuras, but then a couple of them were actually really, really fast too. But not most.

 

At that time though, the cars that were older, American, or European were for the most part tastefully done. Maybe there were a couple of E36s with clear taillights or something, but I agree it's much worse now than it was then. It's the same trend, just expanded.

 

I talk to my dad though and he thinks it's nothing new. The guys tricking out VW Beetles were the ricers of his day, he thinks. But the current trend has such an emphasis on looks with no regard for performance that makes it different for me.

post #5937 of 14996
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Vintage cars?


post #5938 of 14996
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

He's right, M3's are the new Civic

 

I mean, there is an extent to which this is true in certain places. I started seeing SO MANY M3's when I moved (temporarily) to the greater DC area that I started counting and am now at 107 since the end of May. This is more than I have seen in my life before moving down here. But I am always happy to see them, especially one that has been as well fitted and dropped as yours (I've seen two well-modded M3s out of the 107).

 

~H

post #5939 of 14996
I'd say the peak of car tuning taste was probably around... 2001? 2002? Everybody bandwagoned on making their Japanese cars look pretty clean, some guys had gotten into German cars and there weren't tons of terrible parts out to even make their cars look bad, even Hamann was tolerable back then. It's all gone downhill from there. mbworld and all of the BMW forums are a good way to check on the state of tuning right now, it's ugly. Nobody has taste, everything is ratty, and people are doing this stuff to what were once nice cars.

When vox said he had 'one of the ten nicest M3's in America' I was about to believe him, but then I saw ze pics...
post #5940 of 14996
People just mod for the sake of modding with no regard for aesthetics or optics. They want to have a long list of things that have been "modded" or changed which is bragging currency in their own community in which stock is a sin. It's funny because they put shitty quality parts that happen to be ugly as well on their car but most importantly it dates the shit out of their cars while tasteful mods never look dated. Carbon anything, angel eyes, blacked out grilles, replica csl diffusers and trunks, two tone paint schemes, horrible wheels made of cast rim halves that crack and faux german sounding names, there is no limit.

Whoever did vox's interior is a fucking pimp.
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