What have you done to make your car look cool?
Asked by Josh Board
November 5, 2008
From Clairemont (Waitress)
I had tinted windows. Oh, and my first car ever…I had saved all these band stickers, a few from punk-rock shows. I had Bad Religion, Blink, before they were blink-182. NOFX, lots of bands. I would lay them all on my bed and diagram how I was going to put them on my first car. It ended up being an ’83 Volvo station wagon. It was big and square on the back, and I put all my stickers on it. I had that car for a few years and thought those stickers were cool.
From La Costa (Student)
My cars never had anything all that cool. I hung things up on the mirror, like crystals and leis. Oh, I had stickers I put on my car. I had the Used. I had a surfing one and a Tinkerbell sticker. I also put in a stereo system, so I could add a CD player. I also bought a steering wheel cover that was furry, to match the seat covers. I guess I’m not very cool.
From Rancho Peñasquitos (Marketing Specialist)
I purchased a 1984 red Celica. I had it lowered a few inches, purchased rims, performance tires, and a kit for it, with front air dam and wing. I don’t remember if that’s the correct lingo now. At the time I hung out with guys who liked to cruise South Mission, San Diego, and on occasion drive up to Westwood near UCLA.
From Encinitas (Drywall Contractor)
In Mammoth Mountain, you got 44 feet of snow a year. The two seasons were pretty much winter and August. I had a ’63 Dodge Dart, with that typewriter transmission. It was gutless. I put studded snow tires on it. Four-wheelers would get stuck, and I never did. I jacked up the front end, way up high. It had the Mopar bolt you could just crank. But then I had to do something about the back. I bought the back end from an old Lincoln, put coil springs in it, and the entire Dart was so high up in the air. We thought it was cool.
From Vista (Schoolteacher)
I never did. Maybe women don’t do that as much as men. My ex-husband did, though. Well, he thought it was cool. He had a Toyota Corolla. We were in Miami, around 1990. He put stickers of Jesus on the headlights. Then he decided to make it a lowrider. He spent the entire day taking a hacksaw to it and going through a lot of blades as he sawed all the coils. He got it low, but it looked ridiculous. Oh, and he painted our Nova black by using cans of spray paint. He did a lot of dumb things he thought were cool.
From Santee (Sales)
It was to a 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda I bought back in 1979. It was a 1970. And, the first thing I did was get the big, fat tires and cool racing rims. I put in the four-speed Hurst shifter. I took out the motor and rebuilt it all. I’d go racing on Friday and Saturday nights out on Ruffin Road, back when there was nothing out there. But then I got married, and now I don’t have the car. I wish I still had it. Those muscle cars have really gone up in value.