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Most hated car modifications exposed

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Headlight eyelashes top the list of car accessories British motorists detest, according to a new study.

Motorcycle cleaning products firm WMB Pride conducted the research as part of an ongoing study into motoring habits.

And it’s clear that whilst making modifications to a car is a personal preference, many find them ugly and over the top – or even reckon they devalue a vehicle.

Most hated car modifications

1. Eyelashes on headlights – 74%
2. Cuddly toys on dashboard/parcel shelf – 66%
3. Vehicle/helmet stickers – 52%
4. Engine sound simulators – 34%
5. Neon Lights –19%

The panel of 2,361 Britons aged 18 and over were then asked what features they’d added to their vehicles or liked the most on other vehicles…

1. A rear spoiler – 53%
2. Alloys – 48%
3. Tinted windows – 41%
4. Personalised number plates – 25%
5. A different exhaust – 14%

“Vehicle modifications are a great way to express yourself, but aren’t to everyone’s taste,” said a spokesperson for WMB Logistics.

“What you might think looks great, others might think looks cheap and tacky. Hey, you’re the one that has to drive or ride around like it, so as long as you’re not offending anyone then you crack on.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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