|QUOTE (Hercules Q Einstein @ Apr 3 2004, 03:21 PM)|
| Nothing is worng with a probe, Im just saying thats a good example of a domestic car thats popular with the tuner crowd (whats wrong with the tuner crowd is the real question). |
I don't know about being popular with the tuner crowd. I am a member of Probetalk and MX6.com and though there are plenty of members I don't think we even come close to rivaling Civic owners. Or Neon owners for that matter.
Import owner or Domestic by whatever definition you chose tons of people do stupid things with any car. There's only 4 "modded" Probes around here that I know of. I see 3 at the track often. My Red 2nd gen. A Black 2nd gen like mine but slower. And a hot black first gen, driven by a hot brunette.
Then there's the Green thing. Neon green. Wing. Lights and shit. Ugly as hell. No performance mods.
If you get into Mustangs though, there's about half a dozen with LEDs and neons all over them. Aluminum wings. The wonderful cannon style exhausts. Zex and NOS stickers on their car at the same time. Altezza tails.
People can ruin any car if given the chance. One of the nicest cars in this area IMHO, is a 94 300ZX TT. The idiot that owns it added his aluminum wing and added DUCT TAPE!!!!! racing stripes. Talk abot ruining a gorgeous car.
And there's a reason it's generally shitty Neons, Foci, and Civics being turned into rolling jokes. That's what most highschool kids can afford. If they had a larger bankroll I'm sure we'd see the same shit on much nicer cars.