Saddest thing I've read on this thread, sadly it is true.
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Eh, at least you don't see those around all the time with idiot drivers trying to race a Camry or a Sienna.
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.
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.
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).
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...
Whoever did vox's interior is a fucking pimp.