Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Vehicle: formerly 2001 SLK320, and 2006 55AMG. Shopping again.
Other Toys: MB E550 4matic, MB C300, Saab 9-3, PT Cruiser, Ram 1500, 737-700/800
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Just read it, and it's very well written. I must say, I fall into that category. I have always thought about making some serious changes to a car, when i realize I could buy a better one for the same money. This quote sums it up for me "If you want more performance out of your car, buy the higher performing model." I recently looked at new wheels, but decided I couldn't really improve the AMG wheels I have without serious money. I'm also envious of the folks who have supercharged their cars, but I don't go to the track, and there is no one in my neighborhood who currently challenges me for cul-de-sac supremacy...
BUT, I also admire those folks who want to personalize their own car. There is a lot to be said for making something your own. Their is also great personal satisfaction from building something, including a car.
So I can understand both sides of the modification issue. I greatly admire the owners who successfully improve their cars, but when the time comes to drop another $20 on my 55, it will either be for a new one, or for the next great thing. Maybe a Ferrari (I've always wanted one!)...