Modified cars are a unique part of our society where people buy a vehicle and spend thousands of dollars modifying the vehicle. Everything from the engine to the exhaust, modified cars have become an art form in some circles.
Some drivers would say the Honda Civic was created to be a modified car due to its low weight, dual wishbone suspension and the ability to run the car by outfitting almost any Honda engine under the hood. No matter where you go a tricked out Honda Civic is somewhere close.
Modified cars are huge in Japan and the Toyota Supra is a car which screams race car. Discontinued in the 1998 (USA) and 2002 (Japan) the Toyota Supra is still in high demand worldwide due to the performance of this vehicle. Well known for its racing abilities many owners trick this Toyota out with custom intakes, nitrous and more before attending auditions for the Fast and Furious.
There are rumors that the Dodge Charger secretly comes with a tattoo which reads “buy big rims and light up my floor” but thankfully not everyone is so hip they need to spend $10,000 on rims which spin the wrong way. The Dodge Charger is cool and has seen many modified versions over the years including the famous General Lee in the Dukes of Hazard and our beloved State Troopers who patrol the highways rolling dice over who they will pull over today.
The Ford mustang is one of America’s muscle cars and is a favorite with modified car owners nationwide. Even with a V8 engine you can never have enough power under this hood and many owners have poured more money into customized Ford Mustangs then the base price of the car.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
The Mazda Miata is a modified car owner’s best friend. Custom kits are available anywhere to modify this little roadster into a monster automobile. Some drives even go crazy and add a 5.0L V8 from the Ford Mustang under the Miata’s hood. At some point you need to understand the difference between having a roadster and a bat mobile and sometimes modified Mazda Miata’s can fall in both categories.
- Outside of America on the other side of the pond the BMW 3 series is the most popular performance vehicle and owners have access to aftermarket parts and support on the same scale Americans do for Ford Mustangs. Even though the M series is a very expensive model to begin with there is something sexy about making one of these go even faster.