Car customization is a massive business. Enthusiasts spend millions of dollars every year to differentiate their car from the thousands of others on the road. Some keep it simple, adding slightly larger wheels and a vanity license plate. Others are a bit more extreme, adding a body kit, lowered suspension, custom exhaust, and a host of expensive engine upgrades. Maybe they add a wrap to the car’s exterior for some added style. It’s difficult to judge someone else’s tastes; however, the enthusiast community has little trouble ridiculing ridiculous vehicles. Just look at the Cadillac Seville above, which was posted to Reddit and discovered by CarScoops.com.
On the outside, the Cadillac Seville looks like a monstrosity. The wide-body kit looks better suited for an off-road pickup truck. The exhaust poking out the back looks ludicrous while there appears to be reading lamps situated over all four wheels, which seem to have smaller wheels attached to the real wheels that touch the ground. The American flags add a patriotic touch while it’s not clear why the wheels—even the spare hanging off the rear bumper—are covered in tiny trinkets of some sort. Tons of them.
Is it pretty? Not really, but then again, it’s unlikely the owner modified the Cadillac Seville in hopes of outside praise and accolades. Car customization is all about modifying a car to one person’s taste. That’s why it’s often difficult to sell a customized vehicle. One, you’re selling something you crafted to your liking. And two, you never make back what you paid to customize the vehicle.
While it’s easy to hate on this Cadillac Seville, it’s not fair to attack the owner. You may not like the car and the customizations; however, the car isn’t for you to enjoy. So long as the owner enjoys this rat tail of an old GM luxo-barge, why does it matter if the likes of us do not?