Here, in no particular order, are our top 5 inexpensive cars that can be easily modified into something awesome. Why do we love these choices? Because these give you the freedom to create your own look and style without breaking the bank.
That way you can put your efforts - and budget - into personalising, upgrading and transforming your car to achieve something truly unique.
Looking for street cred? Or wanting to prove yourself on the track? Either way, if you can get your hands on one of these it’s generally going to serve you well as an everyday car or as a powerful racer for amateur track work.
For those who care about power, you’ll find the turbocharged four-cylinder engine a pleasure to drive. Modification options are seemingly endless here and can take the form of interior mods, rollover kits or tire and wheel combos for the track.
As far as inexpensive cars go, the MX-5 is a pretty stylish starting point. The world’s most popular roadster has excellent handling but it’s the low-build and versatile chassis that make it a modifier’s dream.
The small four-cylinder engine can be turbo charged, and you’ll find all sorts of MX-5 body kit options too, from full kits to individual lips and skirts.
Mitsubishi have some serious credentials when it comes to developing racing cars. In fact, they’re one of the top names globally in various racing formats.
And within their range, the Lancer Evolution is leading the pack, and has been since 2003. Its all-wheel drive gives robust track-ready handling, and the engine can be developed to turbocharge like nothing else.
All these things together make for an excellent track-ready modified car. And given the length of time this car has been around, it means they’re not too hard to come by.
We have some stylish and affordable bodykits for Mitsubushi Lancers.
The original hot-hatch, the Volkswagen GTI has become a favourite amongst modifying enthusiasts. So if you already love the look of the original, side skirts, front lips and rear diffusers are a great way to take your GTI from standard to something special.
While these are simple cars, the late 90’s and early 2000’s models can still be pretty powerful and make a great starting point for creating your own style. The Accord coupe particularly is a good one to keep your eye out for, and has been a favourite with amateur modifiers for a while now.
It offers excellent handling and the robust transmission mean it’s a good go-to for weekend performance buffs. You’ll find a range of front lips available, and if you’re after something specific, talk with our staff and we can arrange to bring it in for you.
We’re giving an honourable mention to the Toyota Supra – it’s too good to leave off the list, but it doesn’t quite make our top 5 because they’re generally harder to find, and therefore a little more expensive than other second-hand cars. Still, if you’re lucky, a mid-90’s Toyota Supra that’s still in good condition is worth looking out for.
You don’t have to be rolling in cash to have a car you love. And body kits are one of the best ways to create your perfect car regardless of your budget. If you’ve got ideas, try starting with one of these lower-budget cars and then develop it the way you want so that it suits your needs and style.
Talk with our team and we’ll be able to fill you in on options, materials and how to transform your car from boring and ordinary into something that’ll be the envy of everyone around.