Originally Posted by FaastLegacy
Yeah, still not buying into the "only real enthusiasts buy slow cars and modify them" nonsense.
If that's what you want to do, that's completely fine. But don't act like you're super elite because "you built your car, not bought it". The only reason you didn't buy it is because you couldn't afford it. (This isn't directed at the OP, just in general....)
Where did anyone say anything of the sort?
"slow" is a pretty stupid term to use in this sense. My NA Impreza is often faster than cars with significantly more power through tight courses.
It's not a matter of eliteness, or real enthusiasts, it's a matter of using what you've got. I race and modify a $3500 car because I prefer it. I can afford to buy a fully prepped WRC car if I chose to. How does that line up with your logic?
There's a lot of configurations you can't simply buy -- and a lot of us enjoy working on cars and doing it ourselves anyhow. Saying that you do it because you can't afford to have someone else do it is one of the douchiest things I've ever heard, and we just went through a presidential election.