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How do people react to your ride?

Posted in Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | December 27th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

1969 Dodge Daytona

Here in California customized cars are a dime a dozen and as usual they fall into three distinct categories; the good, the bad and the ugly. Regardless though, everyone who customizes a car does so to interject their own personal taste into what they consider and otherwise bland ride. For some the extent of their customization doesn’t go beyond a set of wheels, for others though, well, let’s just say that they take it above and beyond what some would consider to be good taste. Being the owner of a few custom cars I can tell you from experience that not everyone is going to share your vision which means you’d better be prepared for those negative comments when they start flying at you. My matte black 1969 Dodge Daytona for example is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea and believe me, people let me know it. For everyone that hates it though there are those, like me, that dig it and think it’s cool. So, for those of you out there who have put your own unique stamps on your ride, I’m curious as to what types of comments you hear on a regular basis.

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5 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    I have an ’82 Challenger, and believe me, that model itself already has it’s share of dislikes, especially from Mopar purists who claim it’s not a “real” challenger since it is a rebadged Mitsubishi Galant Lambda (and it is). I’m modifying the exterior and it annoys me when people start saying that I should buy a newer model and modify that. All petrol-heads appreciate the effort I put into it, but you know, those negative comments just irritates me.

  2. PFULMTL says:

    You drive what you like. If you don’t like what you drive, well…get something else. Don’t worry about what other people think.

  3. Canrith says:

    ‘Sounds good, but it looks just like that one over there, do something to make it stand out.’

    Which is usually accompanied by suggestions for window tint and ground effects.

  4. Pozz says:

    The problem for me isn’t looks, its noise.

    My car has a 5 cylnder 2 liter 20v turbo engine with a 3″ exhaust.

    Got kicked out from underground parking. Twice.

  5. Set says:

    My jeep has never gotten much of a reaction. However, my bug got lots of responses. Everything from why would I, a rather tall guy would get in something so feminine, to asking why I’d put a diesel in a beetle. Nobody believed it was stock.