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      12-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Drives: F80 aw 6spd
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Monterey, CA

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how much $ did you spend on car parts?

I see some crazy modified cars, it just seems a bit crazy!!! I started to price out couple of things, and OMG, I can just sell it and buy something in a different class for that much (z06/ used gallardo etc).

I currently have ESS 575, fabspeed exhaust (HFC, xpipe), black grills, blackline lights. I want BBK ($3k!), side gills ($150), front lip (anywhere from $700-2000), that fancy trunk ($2k?), some wide rear tires ($800-900), some cool pedals ($300), CB exhuast ($1300), angel eyes ($300), Dinan suspension ($1800) so that totals it up to almost another $9k. You take a car that was like $45k used, plus the mods I have now ($16k), plus another 9 for what i want and it comes to $24k, so that could have put me at like $70k!!!! Didn't R35 cost that much new, when they came out?? A used Gallardo is about that much! Prob one of the early 997 TT's are about that much....
And the bottom line is that even with all these mods, I still wouldn't be able to get 10c on the $. And with the F30 m3 coming out the price on our cars will drop another 10%... with all the miles i rack on mine, god, i'd be lucky to get $40k for when all is said and done....

this sucks...