Okay, we all remember back in the Fast and Furious days… right? And I’m sure we all remember that one car we had that we thought was ultra cool because it had a body kit and under glow neons…. RIGHT? Right. That’s what I thought.
Well, we’re ringing in 2011 soon and a lot of things have changed since then. So what modifications (body, and otherwise) are not really going to be popular next year? Let’s check out the complete fail whales of the past.
“Murdered out” cars:
Okay, I still like this look. You know, the gangster black on black (preferably flat black) with dark tint and either debadged or with blacked out badges.
I’m not saying this style is completely out YET, because it’s very much alive and I think it’s awfully sexy. But I’ve been noticing less and less. Black used to be the most popular color (I vouch for it!), but it’s actually been proven that silver is the hottest car color in 2010. Black is second- which I find surprising.
What I think we’ll be seeing in 2011 is silver cars with black tint and dark wheels. The “machine” look.
Yeah, body kits were in for a LONG time. I should know, because I had one. There were tons of different kinds- wide body kits, molded kits, really cheap kits that look like the wind would blow them off… like I said, tons.
I must admit, the wide body kits were pretty sick looking, especially when done on cars that hae a pretty sexy body line to begin with. But alas, we shan’t see any more of these soon, in fact, I’m already noticing the dwindling numbers around here.
The clean luxury look is in, not the little rice rockets.
They be spinnin’! But not really. Chrome is really out this year, and most likely will be for… a while. What I’ve been noticing more lately are the powder coated wheels (black and silver, mainly) but nothing shiny and eye-catching.
And thank GOD the spinners are gone. You know, those chrome rims with two parts, so it looks like you’re still moving when you’re NOT. WOAH. Those fooled me. I’m serious.
Now, I’m not talking about all loud exhausts. Installing a full cat-back exhaust system makes any car sound a little sexier and louder- that’s fine and I love it.
I’m talking about those big clunky exhaust tips that you could fit a fish bowl in. The ones that make ridiculously unnecessarily loud ::VROOM VROOM VROOOOOOOOM:: sounds so you can’t even hear the music INSIDE the car.
The ones that have the welding eventually wear and snap so it starts to drag on the ground from the weight of it- rattling and clanging around.
Full cat’s may cost a little more but they sound soooo much better.
So please, unless you’re a certified auto tech and have welding capabilities, I suggest you buy a full cat and have it professionally installed.
All in all, some old car trends have slowly been going out the window and new trends have been rolling in. Silver is the new color. Chrome wheels are disappearing. Clean luxury cars with some personality. You’ll see a lot of those in the coming year.
Let’s hope, for my sake, the black on black sticks around… or I’m going to be severely out of style.