Am I just getting old, or is my taste for custom cars that lean more toward classy and comfy than extreme and unsightly making me look like a codger? Regardless of what this geriatric-sounding reason may be, there are a handful of trends in the aftermarket automotive world that need to stop right away in order to keep the rest of us from gagging.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not against modifying a car — I have modified every car I have ever owned and enjoy seeing people improving upon a manufacturer’s designs — but some of the crap that is  popular today borderlines on being  ridiculous, with the rest of it utilizing the word “dangerous.”

Certain mods remain merely a cosmetic “upgrade,” and are only cause for concern to anyone who wants to hold down their lunch. Then there are things like extreme negative suspension camber, which often goes well beyond aesthetics, with a lot of it teetering on the verge of being flat-out dangerous.

Unfortunately, the only downside to a fading fad is that there will always be another pointless and potentially dangerous trend to follow in its footsteps, so there is little hope that any of us will ever truly find respite from automotive abominations in our lifetime

2. Fake Vents and other fake add-ons
This next fad has been around for entirely  too long, and does nothing more than make a crappy car look even worse than it actually is. Whoever thought it would be a great idea to put a bunch of chromed-out, cheap plastic bits on their car to “improve” its overall aesthetics needs to put down the pipe and realize that this is a laughable venture.

These adhesive-attached pieces of plastic serve no purpose outside of making a car look tacky, and anyone who knows a thing about cars immediately recognizes that these cheap add-ons don’t go anywhere and are nothing more than crap-tastic bling.

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