Building Your Project Car: 5 Best Suited Used Cars for Performance Modification
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5 Best Used Cars for Performance Modification

Every car enthusiasts love to own a customized car or a project car. A mean machine of their own imagination. Auto enthusiasts and petrol heads are often fascinated to modify their cars according to their comfort, preferences, interests, and to express their personality. To give some thunder to car enthusiasts we have listed down the best-suited used cars for performance modifications in a budget.

Here are the five best used cars suited for performance modification in India.

Honda Civic

Honda Civic Modified

Honda Civic, the sleek profiled car is a perfect choice for car enthusiasts. Pre-owned Honda Civic and its spare parts are easily available in the market for tuning as it is easy for performance modification. A used Honda Civic is available between the price range of Rs 1.5 to 4 lakhs. It comes with a 1.8-litre petrol engine that puts up 130 HP of power. Its powerful package with easy handling is an added benefit to customers.

This particular model Honda Civic is a sought after car for modifying not just in India but in south-east Asia and the US too. After market parts are plenty for the Civic and performance enhancement varies in terms of the modification and the budget. The commonly updated parts are from in its performance by modifying the Airfilter, Cold Air Intake, After Market Exhaust, Custom ECU, ECU remap, after market LED headlamps and taillamps etc.. The ground clearance of the Civic has been trouble, with a coil-over suspension you will able to adjust the ride height as per your preference.

Buy used Honda Civic for building your project car.

Ford Fiesta Classic

Ford Fiesta Classic

Ford Fiesta Classic, has a vibrant design with a blend of power and style. It is highly preferable for performance modifications as it is spacious and well designed. The resale Ford classic (petrol) is available between the price range of 1.4 – 2.6 lakhs. It is comes fitted with 1.6-litre petrol engine and puts up 100 bhp of power with 146 Nm of torque. The Fiesta can be modified adding parts like custom exhaust, air-filter, with a custom ECU. Also for aesthetics you can add wide body kit, spoiler, lip spoiler, side skirts etc..

Buy Second Hand Ford Fiesta Classic for Modification

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Modified Maruti Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift, the most fun to drive car that can be modified in many different ways. Five year old pre-owned Maruti Swift is available between the price range of 3.0 – 3.20 lakhs while the older ones with 1.3 litre petrol engines are available for less than a lakh. It is one among one of the highest-selling cars in India. Swift petrol is packed with currently comes with a 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine. The diesel version comes with 1.3-litre fiat multijet engine. Modifying a Swift is an enthusiast’s delight. Possibilities are limitless, and performance parts for the swift are easily available all over the world. Some of the options for modification are; Remap the diesel Swift with a tuning box. It can be modified with remapping for a diesel Swift, Body kit, Freeflow exhaust and air filter for the petrol engine, Brake upgrades, and much more.

Buy pre-owned Maruti Swift to modify.

Maruti Gypsy

Modified Gypsy with Rally Cabin

The Maruti Gypsy is one of the favourites in the modified car space. It is the most desirable choice for off-roaders and rally drivers; with competent chassis, comfortable designs and mechanicals. It is powered with a 1.3-liter petrol engine putting out about 80 bhp and 103 Nm of torque, with a five-speed manual transmission. Gypsy can cost approximately 1.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs, depending on its years of usage. It can be modified by adding Rally Cabin, Power Steering system, High flow Air Filter, After Market ECU etc.

Buy Used Maruti Gypsy for next project car.

Mahindra Thar

Modified Mahindra Thar PC – Mahindra Thar Social Media Handle

Mahindra Thar is equipped with extensive off-roading capability. It is an enticing feast for the performance enthusiasts on rough terrains. It comes with the 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine that puts out 160 hp of peak power and 247 Nm of torque. Mahindra Thar can be upgraded with circular LED daytime running lights, upgraded off-road suspension set up, large projector headlamps, off-road bumpers, Bull Bars, and much more exciting features.

Apart from these cars, you can also modify used cars like Maruti Esteem, Maruti Zen, VW Polo, Maruti Baleno (Gen-1), Mitsubishi Cedia, Mitsubishi Lancer, Honda City Vtec, Honda Accord, and other sought after cars that are available for very cheap prices in the used car market.

Buy Used Mahindra Thar to go off-roading!


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