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Car mods that went wrong but seemed like a good idea at the time

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August 30, 2022
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Car mods are great, when you get them right. But when you get them wrong, they can literally be a road crash waiting to happen. Here the modified car insurance experts at Adrian Flux steer you towards five truly awful, stupid car mods gone wrong.

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1. The BMW Spa Car

It took YouTube influencer Colin Furze only four weeks to build what is probably the only driveable hot tub in the world. The 1989 BMW 325i Convertible is also turfed with artificial grass to complete the al fresco look,

2. When pipe dreams go up in smoke

VWs and emission problems, eh! When this wag decided to retrofit up-angled exhaust tailpipes, he didn’t realise he would be sooting up the rear end of his car with exhaust fumes. Great plan, bad execution.

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3. Fiesta of cardboard customisations

One Ford Fiesta owner pimped his ride after a trip to the supermarket. He created and stuck on cardboard spoilers, arches, side skirts, wheel trims and air inlets to make the old Fiesta dazzle. Let’s hope the tape holds.

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4. It’s not love actually

One Nissan driver is such a big fan of Liam Neeson, that they  decided to buy the car that sounded most like his name and cover it in pictures in a touching, but tragic, tribute. As for me, it’s definitely not love actually.

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5. The crystal amazes

One driver is so worried about the lack of positive energy on the road that they stuck healing gemstones to the steering wheel. By all accounts, they now plan to cover the complete interior to harness the mystic powers.


Whatever your mod, if it’s street legal, we’re cool

Whatever your car modification and no matter how good or how silly it looks, as long as it’s street legal you’ll get a great deal on your modified car insurance with Adrian Flux. Call 0800 369 8590 for a swift no-hassle quote. 81.5% of all customers receiving an online quote in August 2022 could have obtained a cheaper quote over the phone, based on the information they provided.

Read our blog to find out how popular car mods can affect your insurance.


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