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you're spot on. part of the thing about customising a car with a fancy paint job or external ad-ons is that it ends up devaluing your car which is a real shame if you are ever thinking of reselling it.

what would be cool would be some kind of whole body wraps which could be removed when you want to sell your car. i'm sure it's possible to get them. i wonder where though and how much they'd cost.

and of course what do i find but this:

i think goths are supposed to drive hurses or really old black towncars

If you're 17 and work full-time at Hot Topic, it's most likely that Scion-B you're eyeing is outside your price range. Behold the burgundy 1996 Honda Accord.

For Goths, it's not about the car; hell, the reason you went Goth in the first place is because your parents weren't the kind to buy you a spanking new 3 series for your mtv-broadcasted sweet 16 party; it's about the slew of Korn stickers on the rear window that sets you apart from that cheerleader.

Loved this post. I think this sort of idea has been catching on, or at least becoming relevant, in the American bicycle industry for the last few years: http://zacharyrshow.blogspot.com/2006/12/bikes-with-beausage.html

What happens when new cars come with a factory matte finish AND they look like something out of the background of an early (late) Star Wars flick?


Hi Russell, if you want to consider an expensive car, please see this post http://oakieoakie.blogspot.com/2006/12/luxurious-cars.html Thanks

Interestingly Hummer have cottoned onto this and now produce the H3x which comes with "mo' chrome and fat rims" as standard.

Fantastic concept car came out of the the Royal College of Art summer show this year . Its called the Fiat Scratch, with four layers of paint and no bumpers the more you knock it and wear it the better it looks..you just wouldn't wanna give it up..follow the link and scroll down to find it...


It's a bit about economics, also. It is very expensive to produce a brand-new, totally radically shaped new car, and having to develop a complete new set of machinery and parts that fit nowhere else.
The interchangeability of platforms and parts among very different cars is one of the trends of auto manufacturers and, in spite of being very un-market oriented, it seems it will not change in the foreseeable future.

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