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sbocaj55
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sbocaj55 Oct 5, 12:05am - #291705 

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Why everything costs so much for our cars

If this is in the wrong forum...feel free to move..

Is it just me or is everything ridiculously expensive for our cars?

I watch power block on spike tv a lot on saturday mornings because i'm bored and all the shit they do to muscle cars seems soo cheap. Dual exhaust from cat-back is like 350 on there...headers about the same...everything seems so cheap. If our engines have half as many cylinders...and smaller at that too...why the hell does ours cost more?
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TimO Oct 5, 12:11am - #291706 

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Muscle cars are simpler, these are imports
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iggy Oct 5, 12:15am - #291707 
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They just know we will pay it, so they jack the price. It is that simple, if we would stop paying it, the price would go down. spineyes

It is like that with eveything. thumbsdown

It's Market and Demand as always. spineyes

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Shiftyz1x Oct 5, 12:23am - #291708 

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^ yep frown
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Spiked Oct 5, 12:25am - #291709 
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more people drive 4bangers than v8s. so the market presence plays a large factor in the supply and demand curve
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ArumnDark Oct 5, 12:28am - #291710 
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Not to mention, not a lot of companies make parts for our Celicas (since there isn't the same demand there is for Honda... I guess?), so the companies that DO make parts for us are free to charge whatever price they want to, because they're the only one who make that particular part, unless you want to fabricate it yourself.

The more companies that make the same part, the cheaper that part usually becomes, due to the competetion.

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spaztikid Oct 5, 12:38am - #291711 
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go take econ 101 wtf
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Sancho Oct 5, 12:41am - #291712 

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^^^Plus JDM parts and other stuff has to be imported from Japan. (Like Tanabe eek or TRD)

Note: Just found out that DC Sports is owned by AEM. AEM is based in California.

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sbocaj55 Oct 5, 1:10am - #291713 

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Yea everything you guys have been saying does make perfect sense...and it's understandable...just still shitty that it is that way kinda. I just got jealous of my one friend because he got an almost new 350, headers, exhaust, 4-barrel, and shifter for about as much as i could get a new 2zz engine frown
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TimO Oct 5, 1:24am - #291714 

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Think of it this way, youll cherrish it more and take better care of it because of the ammount you paid for it
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iggy Oct 5, 1:50am - #291715 
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oh btw: the price you pay for import stuff is bull shit, you are always getting fucked, better bring the KY. If you can find a direct contact in the country where you want the products, you will almost always get it for half if not less. eek

I bought a brand new Rare Citizen Titanium Watch direct from Japan for $100 shipped. But no here in the USA, they fuck you for every dollar, it would cost you $575.00 at a Jewelry Store for the same damn watch. wtf

I refuse to pay the so called import price and if more would, they would have no choice but to bring the price down. wave

I have everything I need, food, my heath, roof over my head & love, everything else it just extra. tasty

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ghostingcelica Oct 5, 2:31am - #291716 
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because our cars are so much nicer. jp but if you compare the prices between aftermarket parts for a civic and a celica, its a bigggggg difference
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RookieGTS Oct 5, 2:34am - #291717 

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yeah man I just replaced my spark plugs for my car. Freaking 55 bucks for 4 spark plugs for my car! I was like wtf!?!? What are these spark plugs made out of gold or what?? spineyes
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mickey Oct 5, 3:00am - #291718 
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so sad...
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Zero Oct 5, 3:01am - #291719 

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its not expensive if you buy things off ebay.

for $10 you can get a turbo chip that'll boost your car up to 30hp more eek eek











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truboo Oct 5, 3:04am - #291720 
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^ rofl

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iggy Oct 5, 3:44am - #291721 
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Originally Posted by Zero
its not expensive if you buy things off ebay.

for $10 you can get a turbo chip that'll boost your car up to 30hp more eek eek

^^^^











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WaWaWAGTS Oct 5, 8:46pm - #291722 
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im scared to buy things off ebay spineyes
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Sancho Oct 5, 9:28pm - #291723 

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Originally Posted by Zero

its not expensive if you buy things off ebay.

for $10 you can get a turbo chip that'll boost your car up to 30hp more eek eek hahahahahahahahaha


^^^I'll say it again: Crazy German Engineering! spineyes
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Zero Oct 5, 10:53pm - #291724 

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^^^ laughsilly

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