5 Cheap Cars That Are Easily Modified

Are you wanting to add your own look and style to a car without spending excessive amounts of cash? We’ve got you covered! In this article we discuss 5 of the very best inexpensive cars that with your modifications, can allow you to easily personalise and transform your vehicle into something unique.

Volkswagen GTI

The infamous Volkswagen GTI, loved by many a car enthusiast all around the world, is an original favourite when it comes to modifying a hot hatchback. With the addition of front lips, side skirts and rear diffusers, you can take your GTI from regular to show-stopping.

Mazda MX-5

Boasting a versatile chassis and low-build, the MX-5 is a great place to start if you’re keen on modifying your vehicle. With its very reasonable price tag, it’s no wonder the stylish MX-5 is the world’s most favoured roadster. You’ll find a number of MX-5 body kit options available, including individual lips and skirts, as well as full kits. You might like to consider turbo-charging the small four-cylinder engine too, to add some grunt.

Subaru WRX

The ever-popular Subaru WRX is a top choice not only for amateur track racers, but is well-loved by many regular drivers too.

If power and acceleration are your thing, you will no doubt enjoy the turbo-charged four-cylinder engine. With a huge array of modifications available, you may like to consider interior mods, tyre and wheel combinations or perhaps rollover kits.

Honda Civic and Honda Accord

If budget is a major concern for you, it might pay to consider a late 90’s or early 2000’s Honda Civic or Accord, due to their robust transmission, excellent handling and friendly price point. Of particular interest to you may be the Honda Accord coupe, which has remained quite popular amongst amateur modifiers for some time now.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Renowned worldwide for top notch vehicles in various racing formats, Mitsubishi have some serious authority with regards to the development of quality racing cars.

Within this range falls the ever famous and widely sought after Lancer Evolution, available since 2003. With the popular option to turbo charge the engine and its all-wheel drive, meaning robust track-ready handling, the Lancer Evolution makes a top choice for a track-ready, modified vehicle.

Anything Else?

In addition to the above five inexpensive cars that are easily modified, we’d like to honourably mention the Toyota Supra. We left the Toyota Supra off this list for two main reasons:

(1) they can be difficult to locate and purchase, and

(2) due to this fact, they can often be pricier than alternative second-hand vehicles.

You may however strike luck and be able to get your hands on a good condition, mid-90’s Toyota Supra.

There is no need to be cashed up to the brim in order to purchase and modify a car you’re crazy about. Despite your budget, it’s good to keep in mind that the addition of a body kit is a fantastic option when it comes to personalising your car and simultaneously keeping your spend under tabs. Starting with one of the above more inexpensive cars is a great place to begin.

If you’re considering adding a body kit to your car, get in touch with Ausbody Works and we’d be happy to discuss your options and how you can transform your car from stock standard to the envy of other car lovers.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.