Some items can get into really stupid figures for what they are. To explain....
There's only a few grills i like for the MK4. The one that i've done. The one another member has done (same idea as mine with the new griffin, but he did it better with a proper badge), mark b's one, the steinmetz one & that's about it.
So i was looking up the steinmetz & irmscher grills - silly money!!
I was looking up rear lights. I bought in some smoked ones (folk on eBay like to call them SXi/GSi rears) for £40+£5 postage. Not a bad result.
I was looking at other possibilities such as http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Eurosty...a-G-Hatch.html but £150 for a set of rear lights? Forget that!
These aren't even the best examples, as some things are piddly items which cost a bomb. None come to mind at the mo but i've seen them before.
I know they can be had for reasonable prices in the classifieds/eBay if you're patient enough.
Am i in the minority though here? How many of you wouldn't think twice about shelling that kind of money on those kind of items?
Hundreds/thousands on engine mods, yes. Big changes such as new bonnets etc yes, it's not expense like that that i'm trying to describe, but a pair of bloody lights at £150??
Such as the irmscher (not meaning to be 'picking on' them) door pins which are about £30 for TWO. Mad price!!!
Not wanting to get into the nonsense of "you don't HAVE to pay for them" as we're not discussing have to and don't have to. I'm just simply asking the question.