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Oct 16, 2011 4:11AM
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I have an employee that has a 'fart can' exhaust on his car.  Everyone laughs at the 'angry bumblebee' as we all call his car (and at him for having a 'need' to do something like that).  Naturally it has NO power (he lost a race of 100 feet to a guy running in work boots!) and the windows are tinted so dark that he gets ticketed for that each time he gets pulled over for the noise.  But he won't change it.  It makes him happy.

But here's my take on it all:  Do whatever you want to YOUR vehicle as long as it doesn't interfere with MY rights.  If your car is so loud it disturbs things, you are violating everyone else's rights. 

 If you do ANYTHING to show how cool you are, you just showed that you aren't!  If I can hear your stereo from a block away, it tells me you are trying to use your vehicle to get attention because you, yourself, don't qualify.  Same with the exhaust, etc.    Again, do whatever you want with your vehicle.  But understand the 'statement' you are really making.

Oct 12, 2011 2:09PM
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Really, MSN autos? That second picture is NOT an example of "gullwing" doors. THOSE are butterfly doors. Please do better research next time.

 

And to stop arguments before they begin, I own a DeLorean, so I know exactly what a gullwing door looks like. These are most certainly not them.

Oct 12, 2011 3:07PM
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All I have to say is screw fart can exhaust.  Making a car sound like a weed eater should be illegal.  I don't mind awful paint or stupid spoilers, I can always turn my head and not look at that abomination.  Fart cans, however, spew their annoyance omnidirectionally, pissing off everyone without a choice.  Same goes for Harley Davidsons that shake the earth.  Don't force what you drive or ride onto every person within a mile of you.  I might just pull out my Autococker and give you a free paint job...
Oct 16, 2011 4:13PM
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First off this article is crap. There's no way for one person to justify what's hot and what's not as far as customizing vehicles go. Whatever you do to your car is your choice and kudos to you for supporting the industry. I love all vehicles from loud cat-less rat rods and muscle cars to slammed imports and "Homie" cars to super luxury vehicles. If you can't respect the work and engineering that goes into these vehicles and their parts, OEM or aftermarket, then maybe you "People" should move to a place where you can trade your vehicles in for a dog sled or possibly better shoes to walk in.
Oct 16, 2011 6:09AM
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If your going to talk about whats hip (who uses that word?) than I think you should study current trends and styles of the subject your talking about. Obviously, Mr. Candon has spent too much time watching a few too many TV shows and calling it research. Whats not "hip" (Josh are you a AARP member? Enjoy the occasional senior discount and 4PM diner?) about metallic flake paint? Just about every car on any lot has metallic flake in it. I don't thing BMW  sells a flat paint colored car. Also, NASCAR side skirts that add corning stability? Im no NASCAR fan but Im pretty sure there aren't many corners in a circle, and if there were teams wouldn't add side skirts for more down force, that's an aesthetic upgrade.(offered by almost all manufactures as an upgrade strait off the showroom floor). To clarify; gull-wing doors were on cars like the Delorean - they look like a seagull gliding, scissor doors are on cars like the Lamborghini, butterfly door is a slang term for doors that open upwards that was made way to popular by hip(there's that word again)hop. Lastly, fart cans and Honda. Why is it every-time this subject is mentioned  I hear "annoying, noise pollution, and obnoxious " but never Harley-Davidson. I have been drowned out at the stop light by some pig on a hog so many more times than a kid in a Honda. As annoying as that lawnmower on crack sounding Honda is, that damn Harley leaves my ears ringing every time he farts off, which to me is more of an annoyance. What about the Red neck racer or white trash Ferrari (Mustangs anyone?) How many of these muffler-less, no emmisson toting cars are mentioned in this debate? if we are going to complain about noisy mufflers i think we should cover the whole automotive community and not just one brand...unless this is a Honda article. This is a fluff article by a fluff writer, stick to what you know(pea green hybrids, not-fat caramel lattes and golf pants) which can't be automotive trends, or tech...auto anything really.
Oct 16, 2011 9:49AM
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this article was written by an idiot.  seriously. get out of your house some. 
Oct 16, 2011 3:07PM
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If we had the same mods and customization, the world would be LAME. Uniqueness is what I thrive for.(n_n).
Oct 16, 2011 10:15AM
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I liked the article. Personalization is a matter of taste. And after reading a few comments, it is clear that some of you don't appreciate the taste of others. Cut the crap. They paid for all those silly looking accessories......you didn't. They probably don't like your stupid looking crap either. That's why its called Personalization! I'm happy to hear that there are stll people who love cars ut there.
Oct 15, 2011 12:03PM
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Just another fluff opinion piece that finds its way to MSN.

Why does the author think it is wrong to add a little personal style to someones ride? It may not be your personal style, but so what. Not everyone has the same taste.
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