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I think I have a reason for people's taste in car customization.


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Giantsgiants

Throughout my time on the forum, I've always seen posts asking why people have color combinations like green and pink, or why people put the biggest spoilers on their cars.

 

Well, I think I may have a reason on why people customize their vehicles like that.

 

I think that it may be due to the prominence of street racing media during the 2000's. The film industry had the Fast and Furious movies, filled with cars with bright colors and outrageous body kits. The video game industry had games such as Need For Speed Underground, Import Tuner Challenge, and Midnight Club. These games encouraged their players to heavily modify their cars, and constantly surrounded them with such vehicles.

 

What do you think? Do you think street racing movies and video games had an influence on how people customize their cars in GTA Online?

 

Discuss.

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LBCWorldWide

But...you're one of those with, um, 'loud tastes'. Maybe explain your 'taste' with vehicle appearance, because from what I've seen, I'd burn every one of your atrocities...no offense.

 

LBC 😎

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Throughout my time on the forum, I've always seen posts asking why people have color combinations like green and pink, or why people put the biggest spoilers on their cars.

 

Well, I think I may have a reason on why people customize their vehicles like that.

 

I think that it may be due to the prominence of street racing media during the 2000's. The film industry had the Fast and Furious movies, filled with cars with bright colors and outrageous body kits. The video game industry had games such as Need For Speed Underground, Import Tuner Challenge, and Midnight Club. These games encouraged their players to heavily modify their cars, and constantly surrounded them with such vehicles.

 

What do you think? Do you think street racing movies and video games had an influence on how people customize their cars in GTA Online?

 

Discuss.

A car can be "heavily modified" and still look nice.

 

A car can be modified very little, or not at all, except for being painted "green and pink", and still look ugly.

 

There are several reasons why people will make their cars look the way they do:

 

1. They simply like the way they've made it look,mand to,he'll,with what anyone else thinks. (This is me.)

2. They know that what they've made is ugly, but do it anyway because making other people tell them how ugly it is amuses the car's owner. This, I suspect, is you.

3. They honestly cannot create a look that even they like, so they just pick random stuff with the hope that it looks decent. This, I suspect, is what most people think you do.

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@giantsgiants

I wouldn't drive any of your cars, because most players would see it and want to kill me for driving such an eyesore.

 

I figured you were just color blind and appreciated how different shades of grey look on each other.

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BlindBusDriver

Movies like Fast and Furious, along with most of the Need For Speed Franchise, definitely have an impact on the way people customize their cars.

 

But I think that the main reason is that people just buy the most expensive customization for every category, because they think that whatever has the biggest price tag must be the best. Which is why the Chrome Adder with custom dollar sign tires crew color tire smoke and jazz loop horn is so popular.

 

 

Also, sometimes the things people do to their cars, in real life and GTA, will never be understood:

 

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Turkish Turketarian

Nah, I think people paint their cars that way for attention. It screams "look at me!!" They usually come up to you, showing off their tire smoke, blaring their horns. Then they speed away looking for someone else when you don't react.

 

Of course, some people may just actually think it looks good.

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Strange Town

I've never seen NFS Underground or Midnight Club drivers put pink and green colors and blue lowrider rims on sports cars.

 

Just like you, I used to be a hideous car customizer too. Everything that could have two colors, I would put on the car two noticeable colors, largely different of each other. My first car in Online was a red and green Dominator. This was my Elegy a year and about a half ago.

 

 

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I think these games might have influenced people on tuner cars, they were used the most on those classic racing games.

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SALO or The 120 Days Of Sodom

Sometimes (most times) I strive to make the ugliest character or car.. Basically create the ugliest thing in games. Why? Thats just my style of role playing. I love peoples reactions.. The ones that get me are the ones who take everything serious. I have nice cars and I have sh*tty ugly cars, sometimes I make nice cars sh*tty ugly because I 1-- get tired of everything looking nice or 2-- cant find a way to make it look nice or different so I make it ugly(uglier)

 

 

There are so many reasons why people make ugly cars.. Most of it being for attention. Good or bad. I prefer bad attention. Love the laughs and disgust.

 

I must add, the love for ugly cars is the same as ugly dog competitions or enjoying B Movies.. It takes an acquired taste and appreciation.

 

Some ugly cars I cant defend because you can tell they didnt make it ugly on purpose. Im a self proclaimed specialist on ugly.

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some people have good taste and some don't.

One of these 2 Ruiners was featured on a R* social club newswire post. The other one looks like a pig drowning in custard. (which is actually what i typed into google to find the pic :p )

 

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It's a game so I just make whatever looks cool to me in the moment. Why strive for practicality when it doesn't matter?

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Look Giantsgiants, I think I speak for everybody when I say...

 

All of your cars look like utter sh*te.

 

 

I mean, I've been away from this forum for a year and you're still making sh*t looking cars on purpose and now you're trying to justify it?

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I see the point you're trying to make.

 

But I've never seen anything like this in a Fast and Furious movie...

 

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Let me ask you GG. Whats your reasoning for the color combo's you use? You are one of the main culprits here on GTAF for bad color combinations. Your name is synonomous with it. Its all a matter of personal taste of course but the majority here I assume would agree with me.

 

Is it just your attempt to "troll" or am I wrong?

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SALO or The 120 Days Of Sodom

I just realized I posted in a troll topic. Didnt realize who the OP was. My point still stands though. Giants is a jester who knows exactly what hes doing with his cars. I appreciate his ugly cars.

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AllNighter1

I think people tend to fall into 3 camps;

 

Those that mod their cars against the grain. They'll make "atrocities" on purpose so their cars are "unique".

 

There are those what I consider to be performance enthusiasts, we mod our cars tastefully, there is a clear and concise theme, or rather design language present in each car; Dukes with muscle rims and blowers, etc.

 

And then there are those with no clue. Those are easy to spot as well the no.1 group.

 

That to me seems to be the general consensus of car modders in GTAO.

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Because people think they are funny.

 

Because people have no idea what a good looking car looks like.

 

Because people want to look like trolls.

 

Nothing to do with F&F or the street racing games. Those movies and games mimic real life cars more or less. The chances of you seeing a GG car driving down the street is very slim.

 

Maybe, MAYBE, the Hulk car from Tokyo Drift is a bit out there. But at least it sticks to the same theme throughout.

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AllNighter1

I think people tend to fall into 3 camps;

 

Those that mod their cars against the grain. They'll make "atrocities" on purpose so their cars are "unique".

 

There are those what I consider to be performance enthusiasts, we mod our cars tastefully, there is a clear and concise theme, or rather design language present in each car; Dukes with muscle rims and blowers, etc.

 

And then there are those with no clue. Those are easy to spot as well the no.1 group.

 

That to me seems to be the general consensus of car modders in GTAO.

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^ That term troll is used so loosely these days. I agree though I think its his attempt to troll. Getting a bit old now though IMO. We will see if he responds. Usually a sure sign someone is "trolling".

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GG you are the weirdest troll ever.

And I love every bit of it.

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xInfamousRYANx

Well personally i like my clean real life looks to my cars. 99% of the cars i see in freeroam are horrible atrocities like the op's cars

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deaddadwalking

I think alot of the junior units that play this are use to bouncy-castles and Merry-go-rounds because if you go to fairs and carnivals, these are the colors you see.Toddlers like bright shiny colors.

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CrysisAverted

Because you can

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MunkeyMan63

Say what you will about GiantsGiants, but he is one of the few members of the forum on my time here that I have noticed never personally attacks anyone else - despite the fact that he is consistently mocked - and can use proper English and grammar.

 

He may be a troll but it doesn't bother me at all.

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Giantsgiants

I see the point you're trying to make.

 

But I've never seen anything like this in a Fast and Furious movie...

 

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It's kinda similar to this though. Remember it from 2 Fast 2 Furious?

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Giants giants, your cars are very "special" in the gta community, if I ever did see one of your cars in freeroam I would add you as a friend and then destroy your cars, though they are "special" they are what makes your cars stand out from the rest

 

KNOCK :)

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Say what you will about GiantsGiants, but he is one of the few members of the forum on my time here that I have noticed never personally attacks anyone else - despite the fact that he is consistently mocked - and can use proper English and grammar.

 

He may be a troll but it doesn't bother me at all.

 

This is very true. I will give him kudos for that. Like it has been said in a recent thread here we may have all brought this on ourself however.

 

http://gtaforums.com/topic/674154-this-isnt-just-any-albany-cavalcade/?hl=%2Bwhite+%2Bcavalcade- for those that missed it one of my most memorable threads on GTAF brought to your by our very own GIantsgiants. I still think this was just one of his first troll threads personally.

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