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Import or Domestic???

posted in: cincycustoms & ssa garage, news on January 14, 2009 at 06:26 PM

Battle of the Imports Vs. Domestics!

Battle of the Imports Vs. Domestics!

We all know the on going battle of whats better American or Import. Either way you have great pros and cons with each no matter how you break it down. In my eyes as long as its custom, something different, and it is the self expression as customs are meant to be then its all good either way.
But I know that some of you American Drivers will defend to the death the true American Muscle. And you Imports I know many of you will argue that you little light weight car can run with the best of the domestics.
We want to know what you think for our upcoming newsletter, the battle of the Imports Vs. Domestics, from the people who drive them everyday!
Rules are… well no rules just voice your opinion, who is the real winner?

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CINTCC Garage
January 14, 2009 at 08:01 PM

I dont Think they have to be custom, When selling a classic or a muscle car its value goes up if its all orginal. Customization takes away from the value of the car. so insted of keeping the all orginal engine you put in a big block with lots of power that takes away from value of the car. Same with anything you ad to the car. Now if were talking about late model domestic cars from the 80’s to now a days i know what your saying the same goes with just about all asian imports they wont increase in value so customize away. Asians cars 90% of the Time ECO friendly cars thats what they were put on this earth to do get to point A to point B and save money doing it. A muscle car does the same thing but its suppose to be fun while getting to Point A to Point B there for your going to spend more money on gas.

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 14, 2009 at 08:28 PM
Reply to CINTCC Garage on January 14, 2009 at 08:01 PM

True, I like the classics, but if I’m going to restore a classic its going to be a show car, or a drive every great once in awhile. And though the value is important, if you put the time and money into anything its is going to be priceless to you, or if someone else likes it enough, well then its worth however much you sell it for. Just because it original doesn’t make it worth more, and just because its custom doesn’t necessarily make it worth less, all about the buyer. lol But Either way see your point, I still like the customs more!

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CINTCC Garage
January 14, 2009 at 09:13 PM
Reply to CincyCustoms & SSA Garage on January 14, 2009 at 08:28 PM

Yes but Most Show Car’s Are All Orginal or Restored to Orginal. Those are the car’s that are going to win first in show. This is also what the judges are looking for Now if its a Import car show for tunner’s then thats not the case. If you watch a Auction like Berret Jackson. You may see lets say two 1967 Shelby Mustang’s. One is all orginal nothing done to it the other has been modifyed you will see double the amount for the all orginal then you will with the guy that put in TV’s in the head rest. Or put in a CD player, Or aftermarket body work. The cars that are worth the most are the one’s that are rare and all orginal. Also what alot of people dont look at if you buy a 3 thousand dollar car and drop 10 grand in Performance parts the car is only probably worth 5-6 grand at most. Just because you spend 13 grand on the car and parts does not mean your going to get that back when talking about late model domestics and “Tunner” cars.

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 14, 2009 at 09:20 PM

Yes that is true but if you customize the car enough to make it a 1/1 that’s where I think its at! Don’t get me wrong I would love to have a completely restored 67 Shelby Stang. But it has been done people know what that is, what it is capable of, the insides and out. Might be rare but they know them like the back of their hands. I would rather mod my car so much people A) have no clue what it was originally B) No idea what it can or can’t do C) It’s my original work, no buddy else has one just like mine and D) well I don’t have a D) right now but I’ll think of one lol!

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CINTCC Garage
January 14, 2009 at 09:28 PM

Ya but then your customizing how you like it that will take off value because other people may not like it. If no one else has somthing like you do that normaly mean’s most people decided on not doing it because they didnt like it. In my opinion everything has been there and done that when it comes to tuner and classic cars. You build it for a certain reason like 1) for Speed 2) Orginality or money 3) To get people’s attention 4) because its what you like and you plan to keep the car. This may not always be the case but like i said you drop 10 grand in a car that’s only worht 2-5 thousand doesnt mean you will see that 10 grand back.

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 14, 2009 at 09:50 PM
Reply to CINTCC Garage on January 14, 2009 at 09:28 PM

yep that’s true.

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moparmafia Garage
January 15, 2009 at 12:26 AM

well i drive a 2004 dodge srt4 it has a ton of power and can hang pretty well.will it beat a hemi cuda,no but is it fun,yes.now when it comes to future value,i believe a car like this will have some kind of value one day becouse of the limited number produced.in 3 years they only made 25000 srt4’s thats not a lot.now can a civic go up in value?who knows? but why are car guys fighting about the domestic import scene.it takes a lot of time and hard work to get any kind of car to look,sound,or be as fast as you desire.wether it be a 69 camaro or a 98 eclipse.im only 27,but i love both old and new cars.we should all pull together for the future of the hobby and not bicth about petty things like domestic or import. i know there are a few who disagree but,wake up smell the coffee.times change,mullets are out of style and asian cars right now offer speed,reliability,and comfort.i dont know i geuss i get pissed when people hate on me or other style of cars in the hobby.and not all old cars go up in value.if you have a 70 chevelle that has a307 small block that is all origanal and a454 ss clone,the clone will sell 4 more than the 307 car

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 15, 2009 at 12:59 AM
Reply to moparmafia Garage on January 15, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Not fighting just discussing, booth take time, money and skill to develop, just wanted to get a topic going.
All in fun. We are all about imports and domestics.

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moparmafia Garage
January 15, 2009 at 03:03 AM
Reply to CincyCustoms & SSA Garage on January 15, 2009 at 12:59 AM

my reply was mostly for cintcc ive read some of his posts before and he just gets under my skin

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 15, 2009 at 03:04 AM
Reply to moparmafia Garage on January 15, 2009 at 03:03 AM

Ha ha. OK just wanted to make it clear lol. Can see how it comes off a little battle like.

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CincyCustoms & SSA Garage
January 15, 2009 at 03:18 AM
Reply to CincyCustoms & SSA Garage on January 15, 2009 at 03:04 AM

Well it is a battle but it is meant for the common good, showing that we have similarities, where so many see differences. I will post the newsletter when we get some more responses, and see how it all turns out!
- Thanks for the post!

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CINTCC Garage
January 15, 2009 at 07:52 PM
Reply to moparmafia Garage on January 15, 2009 at 03:03 AM

Dont get your panties in a Knot MoparMafia. Why you so mad because of my Ricer Joke. It was just that a Joke. Me and Cincy Custom’s go way back we have been friends since we were in dipper’s. He has lived near me my hole life, it was just a friendly discussion. No your SRT4 isnt going to be a collectors item or anything one day its not even going to go up in value. They made way to meny. 25 thousand is alot they only made 5 thousand 5 speed 1995 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L supercharged V6’s and only half that number is still on the road today. you can get one for $3k for one that has under 100K miles. And i dont think the value of one of those will go up any time soon probably not in 10 years maybe 30 years from now sure. But they only made 5k not 25k like they did for the STR4. I wasnt even saying anything about Import’s Vs Domestic in any of my post above. You can think what you want i dont really care, Also if you didnt like my Your a Ricer if… joke then dont read it.

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