Take a look at some of the most recognisable car trends that died last year in 2020.
Car modification trends can be compared to fashion in a sense whereby, over time, they get pretty old as creative owners try out new ways of car modification expression. However, depending on where you are in the world and what car subculture you're a part of, there are obviously some trends that are more suited to you personally. And, again, car modification as a whole is not necessarily a rule, at the end of the day it's still your car and you can do whatever you want!
Here is a list of car trends that died out in 2020:
1: Manual Purism
Back in the day, if you didn't have a manual transmission you were simply not cool! Thank goodness that has died out as there are some killer cars out there that have nothing shy of an automatic.
2: Super Dark Window Tint
This one lasted for decades, but now, having a reasonable tint percentage or none at all is not frowned upon.
3: Camo Wraps
Fully wrapping your car in a camo design took the world by storm in around 2015, but nowadays it's seen as rather common and uncreative.
4: Sticker Bombing
Considered a "Euro-styling" trend, much like the camo wrap, this one has been around for some time and now just makes your car look ratchet!
5: Drift Charms
We have spotted them at car shows and on the streets as well. What started out as a trend in Japan amongst the drifters, hanging subway handles and stuffed animals from your tow hook on your regular streetcar is not cool anymore, don't do it!
6: Windshield Decals
Having a large sticker over your front windshield kinda looked cool when it became popular, but damn stupid to do if you're a cop-fearing citizen. This trend has come to an end!
7: Tinted Lights
Back when you were nothing but an avid Need For Speed: Underground gamer before you got your first ride, you dreamed of tinting your headlights and tail lights. But, doing a mod that your dad has been doing since his youth is kinda boomer looking.
8: Tyre Lettering
If you are into hardcore off-roading or drifting, tyre lettering has been commonplace since the early 1990s, but it got way out of hand right up to 2020 where it was almost hard to find a car without them.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Fitment Industries, on Car Trends That Died In 2021.
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