Here are some examples of an epic fail with modern vehicles. Having your own vehicle is a big deal for a lot of people, so it’s completely understandable that some folks want to make modifications to show their individuality. However, some of you have taken this entirely too far.
These particular epic fail examples did not need to exist in this reality or any subsequent alternate reality. This stuff is hideous and will jack up your insurance, which may make you think about how to negotiate a better price for insurance.
#1 – Plastic Spinning Rims
In the early 2000s spinning rims were a cultural moment. New York Knicks star forward Latrell Sprewell did an episode of “MTV Cribs” in 2003 and pulled up in a red Cadillac Escalade with spinning rims. As a result, car culture was radically changed for the next 10 years.
That same year 3 6 Mafia and Lil Flip made the hit single “Riding Spinners,” and it was over. epic fail the Spinning rims were here to stay. If you pulled up in a half-decent car sitting on spinners (also known as Sprewells or stop-and-go’s) you were respected.
However, someone got the idea in their head that a plastic hubcap knockoff needed to be made. Now I’m not going to shame people for not being able to afford the real deal. There is no shame in not being able to afford any overpriced luxury item and wanting a similar knockoff.
If you’re one of the many people who are financially challenged, you can buy a car with bad credit. However, there is shame in putting the great value spinning hubcaps on your 1987 Toyota Tercel. There will always be shame in it.
I will never understand what possessed these people to think this was remotely cool, stylish, interesting, or even okay in any sense. It has and will always be a mess and a epic fail.
I will never forget the time I saw a car pass me with a broken plastic spinner. Apparently, it was supposed to be a spinning star, but it only had two of the five points remaining.
No. Just no.
#2 – Suicide Doors That Aren’t on a Lamborghini
The suicide doors on a Lamborghini are one of the coolest parts of owning the car. When the doors open, they open vertically. Seeing this happen when a Lamborghini pulls up is almost as cool as seeing a Lamborghini pull up.
It’s a car that costs more than some large houses. It’s an amazing piece of automotive engineering. Lamborghinis are just cool. I don’t make the rules, but those are the rules. Rent a Lamborghini and drive it up to the beach and watch how people treat you differently.
Lamborghinis are designed in a way so that suicide doors make sense. They are very low to the ground, and if they opened normally, you might scrape your door on the curb if you’re parallel parked.
But humans are not perfect creatures by any means, and sometimes they have horrible ideas. One of you imperfect monsters got the idea that putting suicide doors on a Hyundai, Nissan, or even an Escalade was cool. You were wrong. This was a epic fail. It wasn’t as bad an idea as the plastic hubcaps, but it is very close.
Again, there is no shame in not being able to afford something, but what would possess you to do this? Having suicide doors on a Nissan or any other economy car or SUV is the vehicular equivalent of wearing Wal-Mart jeans and a Gucci belt. Stop it. Now.
#3 – Little Wheels on Huge Trucks
Yes, this is a thing that exists — lifted big trucks with tiny wheels. It is clearly a decision that someone made. Why that decision was made is a question I’m not exactly sure I want the answer to. It looks goofy. I imagine that Goofy from Disney is going to step out of the driver’s door.
Only a cartoon character would do this, right? Wrong. An actual human being from the reality we live in decided this needed to exist.
If the Goofy is not driving this car, I expect 287 clowns to exit from all the doors. Maybe aliens plan to reveal their existence by pulling up in one of these monstrosities. Who knows? Anything is possible at this point.
Someone, anyone, please ship these oddities to Mars because they don’t belong on this planet. By the way, there are lots of choices if you need to have your hot rod safely shipped somewhere.
#4 – Clean Offroaders
This one actually has a reason to exist, but it still makes the list. Offroading is an amazing hobby that a ton of people enjoy. I’m happy for them. I’m sure they have a blast doing it and spend the appropriate amount of time washing three metric tons of mud off of their off-road vehicle.
Your truck is way too clean, and we can tell you haven’t been off roading in that monstrosity. You’re just putting an unnecessary amount of stress on your transmission by lifting your brand new Ford F-150.
#5 – The Dog Sack
Way back in 1935 someone had a bad idea. That idea got made into a prototype. That prototype’s plans for production made it all the way to the well-known magazine Popular Mechanics. That idea was a sack for a dog passenger on the outside door of the car.
No that’s not a typo. Yes, your eyes are fine. There is nothing wrong with you. There definitely was something wrong with whoever wrote that piece in the first place. There was also something off with the original designer.
It’s something so wrong that 85 years later, I’m writing about how it was the most colossal failure in the history of car modification. I’m not a dog person, but if anyone ever did this to one of those poor little cuties I would hope that animal control would quickly remove them from their owner.
Marquis Ealy writes and researches for the car insurance comparison site, CarInsurance.org. Marquis is an entrepreneur in the independent media space.