I hate to be the person that makes this thread, but at this point I don't know what to do. I want to buy stuff for my car (i.e. coils, exhaust, rims, etc) but of course my biggest obstacle; My parents! My Dad is cool with it, he just doesn't want to see go big time spender on boat loads of stuff (Like 5 lug conversion ) but my Mom won't budge on anything. She keeps saying that the car is too old (It's only 13 years old) and that it's a waste of money. I have a friend that owns a 1993 Nissan 240sx that he has modded and it's nice for more than 20 years old. His mom doesn't like his car but he is still able to do what he wants. Hell, even my grandfather says it's a waste of time and money. But that's what they don't understand, I want to use my hard earned money and use my time on this car. The biggest reason is because this is personal to me. It's my first car and I want it to be something special in my life all the way up until the last day I own it so I can remember the "CG3" and say "Damn, that was a nice car." I try so hard to convince my parents and I'm not getting anywhere. Starting this May/June, I will be paying my own insurance and gas (I had previously paid for own gas before, not insurance). The title is in my parents name, but could I use the insurance and gas payments as a reason for this? I'm tired of hearing the word no from other people because it isn't there car and not their decision. FYI, older people on here that will tell me my parents are right, move on. Anybody that will say it isn't worth it, move on. You don't understand my love for cars, let alone the love for my own.