Diego Lopez profile picture Diego Lopez 6 days ago 2
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9 Reasons why I love the Late 90's/Early 2000's era of tuner cars

Now don’t get me wrong, I like the modern era of tuner cars too, but anyone who’s seen F&F 1-3, or played NFS Underground 1 and/or 2, would understand why this era of tuners is so cool. Here are some reasons why we love it, and why you should respect it.

Also, no rude ricer comments, please.

Every design spoke personality

What comes to mind when you look at this design? If you thought it was kinda aggressive/menacing, then you'd be right. Everyone back in the day designed their car tastefully, to where it either matches their personality, or they just wanted to make it look cool.
What comes to mind when you look at this design? If you thought it was kinda aggressive/menacing, then you'd be right. Everyone back in the day designed their car tastefully, to where it either matches their personality, or they just wanted to make it look cool.

People actually spent time under the hood

Not only did people like to look cool, but they budgeted they looks and performance very well. Like Jacksepticeye says, SPEED IS KEY!!! They are called "Tuner cars" for a reason.
Not only did people like to look cool, but they budgeted they looks and performance very well. Like Jacksepticeye says, SPEED IS KEY!!! They are called "Tuner cars" for a reason.

Every design was unique

Go to any modern tuner car meet, and a lot of cars will look pretty similar to each other. Yes, some will have really cool paint-jobs or wraps, others will have wide body-kits, but back in the day everyone came up with their own decal design and color scheme.
Go to any modern tuner car meet, and a lot of cars will look pretty similar to each other. Yes, some will have really cool paint-jobs or wraps, others will have wide body-kits, but back in the day everyone came up with their own decal design and color scheme.

Childhood

Let's be real here. When we saw F&F 1-3, or played Underground 1 and/or 2 back when we were kids, we all thought those designs looked really cool.
Let's be real here. When we saw F&F 1-3, or played Underground 1 and/or 2 back when we were kids, we all thought those designs looked really cool.

Some were sensible

Not everyone in the early 2000's went with the decals or outrageous-ish body-kits.
Not everyone in the early 2000's went with the decals or outrageous-ish body-kits.

Pocket rockets galore

Not everyone in the early 2000's came to car meets in a Supra or Skyline, most brought something they can afford like a Civic or an Integra, which also saves money for modifications.
Not everyone in the early 2000's came to car meets in a Supra or Skyline, most brought something they can afford like a Civic or an Integra, which also saves money for modifications.

Influence in toys

Apparently these types of tuners caught the eyes of many toy car manufactures, particularly Hot Wheels.
Apparently these types of tuners caught the eyes of many toy car manufactures, particularly Hot Wheels.

Variety of parts

9 Reasons why I love the Late 90's/Early 2000's era of tuner cars - Funny

Sound systems

Depending on how one set up their trunk sound system, and what it's made of, they're usually really cool.