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Opinion Needed: Female. First Car. Help!!!

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Old 04-30-2015, 12:06 AM
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Ok so I brought my first car yesterday and it's a 2002 monte carlo ss. I'm not a big fan, but my mom sold it to me for $500 plus paying for the title n she got everything fixed at 150,000 miles, it has 160,000 now so it was a steal. I like more of that new mustang/camera look so I want to change the front bumper and paint it. I think lOl. Idk the parts I am looking for and I don't want to pay more than I have to. I want like a front bumper, what are lip splitter for? I want to paint it white or black, around hoe much is the labor to put the parts on? I'm very smart so plz tell me everything yall know. It's all about the looks, Idc about the performance.
 

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Old 04-30-2015, 01:13 AM
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Hello, here is a link to a chin splitter part, I like how they look, a lot!

104371 Duraflex Racer Body Kit - Front Lip at Andy's Auto Sport
 
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:50 AM
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But what is a chin splitter and do I have to lower the car for the new front bumper to take full affect? I really want it to look racey. http://www.andysautosport.com/produc...s__110110.html
 

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That's the front I'm considering. I loved the kato one but I heard it was garbage so I found something else. How could lip spoilers enhance this bumper ?
 
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:32 PM
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You like the camera look?
 
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If you don't like the Monte & you like the look of the Mustangs & Camaro's (?) I suggest trying to trade for something you like & don't put money into your Monte `if you don't like it...

If you keep it original it will sell easier...There's tons of people that love the Monte Carlo & if your Mother had everything fixed, it should sell E.Z> Good Luck

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im sure you could easily trade it for a mustang,theyre everywhere,but I hate em,il never own a ford.but if since its an ss id put a little money into cleaning it up,fixing any minor body work or interior work then just wait on a mustang to trade,or a Camaro
 
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Originally Posted by consetta1994 View Post
Ok so I brought my first car yesterday and it's a 2002 monte carlo ss. I'm not a big fan, but my mom sold it to me for $500 plus paying for the title n she got everything fixed at 150,000 miles, it has 160,000 now so it was a steal. I like more of that new mustang/camera look so I want to change the front bumper and paint it. I think lOl. Idk the parts I am looking for and I don't want to pay more than I have to. I want like a front bumper, what are lip splitter for? I want to paint it white or black, around hoe much is the labor to put the parts on? I'm very smart so plz tell me everything yall know. It's all about the looks, Idc about the performance.
Honestly I think that front lip would look bad without the entire body kit. And I wouldn't recommend duraflex, I haven't tried their Monte parts but for other cars I have had fitment and durability issues. If you do go that route, I don't recommend lowering your car. You will already have issues clearing steep driveways.

Honestly if your arent happy with the Monte's looks your best bet would be to sell that 2002 SS and look for a high mileage V6 4th generation Camaro or Mustang (or Firebird, my personal favorite in that generation of pony cars). By the time you add parts and labor for your MC front lip you would probably come out even or close to it.

Just a piece of advice though, if you do decide to look into a 4th gen Camaro or Mustang, test drive one first. They have stiffer suspension than a Monte and thus the ride isn't what I would consider comfortable for a daily driver. My 2001 Monte LS is my daily driver and I love it for that. Its reliable, rides reasonably well, and gets decent fuel ecomomy.
 
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