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post #1 of 47 Old 11-29-2008, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Some Explain To Me The Deal With Imports!

I'll be 18 in a few months and to this day I still don't get why the hell people love those little imports. All my friends have either a Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, etc. I have the only "Muscle" car in the group, or even in my **** school, I kid you not.

I don't like little cars, the obnoxious high-revving to 7k to get the job done, or the fact that everyone has one. The sound of an I4 or V6 just doesn't appeal to me, even if it's from the new GTR with 500hp+. Don't mention MPG, these kids are buying them for performance.

(They throw on a CAI, and try to tune their car and end up getting 10mpg. I've seen it happen here many times)

It is the thing to do? Have an import? I don't get it. I am a little diehard american I guess so I'll stick with my cars no matter what.

Anyone that can explain this "Scene" to me, feel free.

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It is because the cars are cheap and much easier to 'build' than most Domestic cars were. Until cars like the Focus, Cobalt, etc hit the scene, there wasn't much offered by the big three to give them more to choose from.

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I have talked to quite a few that were friends of family memebers or whatever and ALOT of them are doing what they can with what they have and are closet V8 fans.

I mean the Baby Boomers are children of the "Children of the Depression".

So some will only buy these high mpg cars.....

The aforementioned and ignorance are the two answers.

ALOT of these guys are lemmings, and see these flashy cars and think they are fast.

I could go on for hours.

There is a funny story about how hydraulics cam about.

There is a funny story why baggy pants are popular.

I will digress.

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There is a funny story about how hydraulics cam about.
Whats the story? This is for those of us who don't know and are curious.

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I have talked to quite a few that were friends of family memebers or whatever and ALOT of them are doing what they can with what they have and are closet V8 fans.

I mean the Baby Boomers are children of the "Children of the Depression".

So some will only buy these high mpg cars.....

The aforementioned and ignorance are the two answers.

ALOT of these guys are lemmings, and see these flashy cars and think they are fast.

I could go on for hours.

There is a funny story about how hydraulics cam about.

There is a funny story why baggy pants are popular.

I will digress.
I don't see a problem with the tuner/import scene personally. It allows younger people to get into the hobby of custom cars earlier and much cheaper. If you are an automotive enthusiast you are able to see it that way

Regarding who is a lemming and who is not, in EVERY aspect of the automotive hobby you will see all types of attitudes, positive and negative

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I've never understood the CHEAPER part of the argument. Every tranny builder here seems to agree that those front wheel drive pos can't handle any power gains muchless the stock abuse. I guess the only thing cheaper might be the insurance rates.


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I have talked to quite a few that were friends of family memebers or whatever and ALOT of them are doing what they can with what they have and are closet V8 fans.

I mean the Baby Boomers are children of the "Children of the Depression".

So some will only buy these high mpg cars.....

The aforementioned and ignorance are the two answers.

ALOT of these guys are lemmings, and see these flashy cars and think they are fast.

I could go on for hours.

There is a funny story about how hydraulics cam about.

There is a funny story why baggy pants are popular.

I will digress.

LOL Its like We share Minds i couldnt Agree more.
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I've never understood the CHEAPER part of the argument. Every tranny builder here seems to agree that those front wheel drive pos can't handle any power gains muchless the stock abuse. I guess the only thing cheaper might be the insurance rates.
By cheaper I mean the mods themselves, some people aren't smart enough to consider breakage into the investment with any car/truck

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Regarding who is a lemming and who is not, in EVERY aspect of the automotive hobby you will see all types of attitudes, positive and negative
Yes true, but MUCH more prevalent in THEIR hobby.

Constantly spoutin off at the mouth about their 12 second honda that has a 4" muffler adn a CAI and it runs "12s"!


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