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You can tell a lot about a person not only by their shoes but also by their car. After all, there are so many choices — some people prefer used ones, others opt for shiny autos rolled straight out of the dealership. But there’s a whole other category of enthusiasts who want their ride to stand out so much, they choose to do the most bizarre improvements money could buy.

And there’s an online group on Reddit dedicated to calling them out. Members of this community are on a mission to share pictures of terrible car modifications that show what stupidity on wheels really looks like. While we can agree that taste is subjective, some of these rides would have been better off the road.

From real pieces of junk to vehicles stuck in the plot of the first The Fast and the Furious movie, we wrapped up some ridiculous pictures from this subreddit for you to enjoy. So take a look below, upvote the ones that surprised you most and let us know what you think about them in the comments!

To learn more about car modifications and why so many auto aficionados find them fascinating, we reached out to Gianni Lamanuzzi. He is a dedicated car enthusiast and founder of Status Error, a place to find clothing and merchandise for people who love the automotive, skate, and BMX lifestyle and culture. He told Bored Panda that he managed to make a career from the modified car scene, so he owes it a lot.

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His Instagram account is dedicated to celebrating beautifully upgraded and altered cars. Lamanuzzi mentioned he often feels inspired by them, which allows him to create captivating designs of stickers, clothing, and accessories for his website.

Lamanuzzi explained that a car mod (modification) is when you make a change to a car that doesn’t come from the factory as standard. "From something as simple as changing out some interior light bulbs to glow a different color, to going all out and cutting up the car to add a body kit or even changing an engine. If it changes the car from standard form, it’s a mod!"

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Found On Craigslist. This One Kinda Rules, Actually

Found On Craigslist. This One Kinda Rules, Actually

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Today Was My Last Day At Work And This Is What Greeted Me In The Car Park. I Work In Automotive Engineering

Today Was My Last Day At Work And This Is What Greeted Me In The Car Park. I Work In Automotive Engineering

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When asked what is considered a good car modification, he guessed that everyone is going to have a different opinion on this. "For me, the first modifications I look into doing are usually adjusting the ride height (coilover suspension, air bags, shorter springs) and changing the wheels. Be it a color change, a better-looking tire, or even a whole new aftermarket wheel, I personally think these are good places to start."

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He added: "If I was being sensible though, I’d probably look more into starting with engine mods. Make sure the engine is running the best it can, which can be something as simple as upgrading your air filter."

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I Have A Hard Time Calling This S**tty Because It's Done So Well

I Have A Hard Time Calling This S**tty Because It's Done So Well

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The Car We All Drew In Kindergarten

The Car We All Drew In Kindergarten

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The founder of Status Error mentioned that when people come up with improvements that will damage the car or put other people in danger, modifications like these are downright useless and even harmful. Questionable appearances of such alterations also prove that some have a complete lack of understanding of what’s considered tasteful or safe. "From experience, I wouldn’t recommend chopping your suspension springs to lower your ride height," he jokingly added.

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Leather Seats

Leather Seats

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"I think [taste] is subjective because people absolutely love different things in the car mod scene, it’s like fashion for cars," Lamanuzzi noted. "For example, I once had a Porsche that I painted a non-factory color. I thought it was the best thing I’d ever done and all of my friends really loved it."

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However, the Porsche community was up in arms: "It wasn’t something that Porsche would do. I’d say 90% of them would have burned it if they had the chance!"

Well, auto enthusiasts sometimes seem obsessed with seeing ambitious car projects and discussing how impressive (or not) they are. Well, at least that seems to be the case with the 1.2M members of this Reddit community in question. Users there applaud and celebrate sleek car modifications and laugh at the most ridiculous ones. According to Lamanuzzi, we enjoy looking at this content because we love to see what new things people are up to.

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Overcompensating Much?

Overcompensating Much?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just can't help making unkind assumptions, when I see that level of overcompensation.

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Airbag Mod

Airbag Mod

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"The car scene has some seriously talented people among it and it’s always moving forward fast," he continued. "Most days you will see something new that has never been done. It also gives you inspiration and ideas to work on your own car if it’s something you’re doing."

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He also guessed that there could be a bit of a nostalgia thing going on too. "A lot of cars I spend my time around are from the 90s and early 2000s, so it’s great to see them as it brings back some great memories from being a kid. Even if it was just because a friend or family member had that car and it gave you great memories."

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Sliiiiiiiiide To The Left Take It Back Now Y'all

Sliiiiiiiiide To The Left Take It Back Now Y'all

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Let Me Introduce You To The Fordfordfordfordford F150f150f150f150

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Sorry, I Can't Go Out With You Tomorrow. I Have To Mow My Van

Sorry, I Can't Go Out With You Tomorrow. I Have To Mow My Van

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While it’s always refreshing to share opinions, ideas, and laughs about your interests, Lamanuzzi advised you to always go with your gut. "Don’t let other people’s opinions alter the goal you have in your head. Sure, take some ideas and a little advice, but if someone is downright negative about what you’re doing, then just ignore them."

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"If you listened to what other people had to say each time, then everything would be the same, and nothing would stand out. Never shy away from putting your crazy ideas out there on social media because it absolutely works both ways. If people are complimenting you on what you’re doing, then it can give you the biggest buzz to get out there and do more modifying," he concluded.

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That’s Pretty Accurate

That’s Pretty Accurate

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

extra accessory: put a massive TV in the boot to add to the effect

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Basketball Taillight

Basketball Taillight

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Needs to drive with the car that had the basketball rim on the back

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This Just Popped Up On The Fb Marketplace

This Just Popped Up On The Fb Marketplace

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#27

How Long Till They Go Flat?

How Long Till They Go Flat?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Let's see what happens when a car with Mentos for wheels drives by... and crashes.

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I Bet This Things Has Never Been Offroad

I Bet This Things Has Never Been Offroad

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I Bet It Comes In Handy

I Bet It Comes In Handy

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My County Is A Treasure Trove Of Sh**ty Car Mods And Of Course I Honked

My County Is A Treasure Trove Of Sh**ty Car Mods And Of Course I Honked

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I say LOL a lot without actually LOL-ing. But this made me literally LOL

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#32

This Absolute Monstrosity I Saw At The Hospital

This Absolute Monstrosity I Saw At The Hospital

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San Francisco Studio Apartment, Only $3k Per Month!

San Francisco Studio Apartment, Only $3k Per Month!

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A Whole Gas Station Of S***ty Car Mods

A Whole Gas Station Of S***ty Car Mods

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If I Crash Into It, Do I Get Invincibility And Super Speed?

If I Crash Into It, Do I Get Invincibility And Super Speed?

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Throwback To The Old Top Gear Days

Throwback To The Old Top Gear Days

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#41

I Think We Can All Agree That Stance Builds Like These Are Incredibly Stupid

I Think We Can All Agree That Stance Builds Like These Are Incredibly Stupid

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#42

If It's Stupid But Works, It Ain't Stupid

If It's Stupid But Works, It Ain't Stupid

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That Poor Door Hinge

That Poor Door Hinge

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Robert T
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well that's half the structural rigidity of the chassis gone. It'll either fold in half when it goes over a speed hump, or be mashed to pieces in a side impact, whichever happens sooner!

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There’s More Dumb Crap But This Is My Favorite Part

There’s More Dumb Crap But This Is My Favorite Part

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#49

This May Be The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Seen

This May Be The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Seen

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#50

The Garbage You See In Memphis

The Garbage You See In Memphis

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

do people not understand that large tires decrease fuel efficiency because of weight and rotational inertia? large tires are only efficient for terrain driving and larger cars are they not?

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#51

I Live In My Car And When Sleeping I Did Know Whether To Suffer The Bugs Or Heat, So I Made A Magnetic Detachable Screen For My Window

I Live In My Car And When Sleeping I Did Know Whether To Suffer The Bugs Or Heat, So I Made A Magnetic Detachable Screen For My Window

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Honesty Is The First Step To Recovery

Honesty Is The First Step To Recovery

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it, it's honest in a humorous way and it's really nicely modified as well.

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I Would Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Want It

I Would Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Want It

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Europe this car would be forbidden. In fact most of the cars here would be illegal.

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#55

This Guy Knows What’s Up

This Guy Knows What’s Up

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#57

Police Crack Down On Slab Rims

Police Crack Down On Slab Rims

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#58

Russian Body Shop Put 13 Inch Lada Rims On This Hummer, And I Want To Gauge My Eyes Out

Russian Body Shop Put 13 Inch Lada Rims On This Hummer, And I Want To Gauge My Eyes Out

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#59

Looks Like A Balloon Animal

Looks Like A Balloon Animal

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#60

This Is My Best Friends Boyfriends Car, Should She Dump Him?

This Is My Best Friends Boyfriends Car, Should She Dump Him?

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#61

Modified My Washer Fluid To Squirt Juice Into My Mouth While Driving

Modified My Washer Fluid To Squirt Juice Into My Mouth While Driving

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like you missed a few times before you got the photo!

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I Work At Uhaul And A Customer Tried To Rent A 6x12 Trailer With This

I Work At Uhaul And A Customer Tried To Rent A 6x12 Trailer With This

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I'm Not Sure How I Feel About This One

I'm Not Sure How I Feel About This One

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Baja Miata. Honestly, I Love It, But It Might Be At Home Here Too

Baja Miata. Honestly, I Love It, But It Might Be At Home Here Too

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My Cousin’s Boyfriend’s Car. Everything’s Drilled, Glued, And Painted With Normal Room Paint

My Cousin’s Boyfriend’s Car. Everything’s Drilled, Glued, And Painted With Normal Room Paint

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#67

Family Roadtrip Lamborghini?

Family Roadtrip Lamborghini?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I will be very pleased if this indeed unique. That way if it gets crushed, there won't be another one!

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Damn Bro, Talk About A Crush

Damn Bro, Talk About A Crush

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#69

Regardless Of Politics, Why Ruin A Car Like This

Regardless Of Politics, Why Ruin A Car Like This

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly why some men feel the need to advertise their insecurity about their tiny penis is beyond me.

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Are You Supposed To Put Cannon Balls In These?

Are You Supposed To Put Cannon Balls In These?

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#72

The Ferrari Enzo Is Such A Stunning Creation

The Ferrari Enzo Is Such A Stunning Creation

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#73

My Retinas! They Buuuuurn!

My Retinas! They Buuuuurn!

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#76

Just Let That Sink In

Just Let That Sink In

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You Have Mail

You Have Mail

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, to kill all truck occupants with carbon monoxide, just close the mail box :-)

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Sweet New Spoiler

Sweet New Spoiler

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Did... Did You Cut Up Your Kid's Pool For Fender-Flares?

Did... Did You Cut Up Your Kid's Pool For Fender-Flares?

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Legend Has It He’s Still Adding Exhaust Tips To This Day

Legend Has It He’s Still Adding Exhaust Tips To This Day

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